I’m thinking about the role of “modern” music in Unitarian Universalist worship, I’m reading about issues facing religious communities today, I’m talking with people about making joyous and uplifting worship — and I’m choosing and performing lots of music, in hopes of achieving that. My head is swimming with things I need to share, and to keep track of.
And so, it comes to this, a blog. I want to be able to muse, in public, about what I know, what I have learned, what I suspect, what I wish, and to have others learn/suspect/wish with me. I hope you’ll join in a conversation to help me (and others) enrich their Unitarian Universalist worship with what we’ll call “modern” music – rock, folk, metal, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, ambient, whatever gets our heads and hearts into that groovy space called “good worship”. And if you’re not a UU (say, a Lutheran or Congregationalist) and this speaks to you, all the better!
Like all pickup measures, this post is not a complete phrase, or even a complete measure – it’s just an introduction, a lead-in that prepares for the “real music”. I’ll keep it short and sweet, and tackle the issue at hand in the next one.
Please, please, please post comments (pro, con, expansion, song titles, etc.)! Music is all about communication and community.