Songs in the Key of Revelation

Why is a musician taking the stage to improvise with strangers like a missionary doing theology? First, as we mentioned yesterday we need to discern when our voice is really needed, when it will add actually add something distinctive to the conversation. “Doing theology” is not listening to one’s own voice produce sounds that reproduce…

Taking the stage… if they’ll have me

I shared yesterday about my little improvisational adventure in Hungary, blowing harp with a band of Germans playing Bob Marley. I’d like to work out from there and kick around a “theology of improvisation.” To do that, I’ll need to unpack a little further (especially for those who are not musicians) what the process is…

Jammin’

I just love making music. Mainly with other people. Last weekend, for example, I could be seen sitting in on harmonica and jaw harp with Farm Use String Band at the Pamplin Train Depot dance. When I lived in Ukraine, I played the bandura on the national radio. I’ve officiated at three weddings; at two…