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Venite and Progress

Posted November 20, 2015 @ 9:09am | by Tripp

Come, let us sing unto the Lord. It’s an ancient sentiment predating the Temple worship in Jerusalem. One of my favorite little bits of textual archaeology is to look through the old hymns from Babylon and Sumeria that exist and see how the Psalmists borrowed or used the same kind of language...

 

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Wrecking Ball: No, Really

Posted March 10, 2015 @ 1:52pm | by Tripp

Holy...wow...yes. This.

 

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Lisa Gungor and Finishing My Degree

Posted February 25, 2015 @ 1:12pm | by Tripp

I am listening to Lisa Gungor's album, "From the Ground." I have always liked her voice. And her collaboration with Michael Gungor (her husband) in the band Gungor is always interesting. Still, he gets the majority of the attention there. His guitar is prominently featured. Lisa's...

 

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Semiotic Snowballing (Brevis) #occupycomps

Posted February 3, 2015 @ 8:30am | by Tripp

My hope for this essay is to demonstrate through ethnography and semiotic theory how one might begin to articulate in a Christian context what ethnomusicologist Guy Beck calls "sonic theology" in his book, Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound published in 1993. Relatedly, in her...

 

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Jim Erb

Posted November 12, 2014 @ 1:02pm | by Tripp

The white is the paper. The black is the notes. Now, sing! ~ Dr. James ErbThe man who taught me to sing has died. Word came through social media last night. A beautiful obituary or two are circulating around. I've posted a link to my Facebook thread below. I'm still searching for...

 

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MLK and U2: How Long to Sing This Song

Posted January 15, 2014 @ 9:16am | by Tripp

I will say to the boasters, "Boast no more",and to the wicked, "Do not toss your horns;"Do not toss your horns so high,nor speak with a proud neck."From Psalm 75How long, to sing this song?" cries Bono, lead vocalist of the band, U2, in their...

 

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