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Such Is Baptism

Posted January 17, 2018 @ 11:20am | by Tripp

You have sought me outand have found me. Again.Again. I am undone. Waves crashing upon a shoreEroding the land,Pulling at each loose stone,Pushing at each crack.Enraging the stolidShoreline become soulDragged, ruined, beneath The water. Such is Baptism. It is Ruin.It is Collapse. It is...

 

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Unpacking Sonic Theology.

Posted January 12, 2018 @ 11:50am | by Tripp

The church musician is an icon of the holy. She represents style, genre, tradition, and the complexity of local practice. She represents the theological convictions that people bring to singing in worship. She represents the theological convictions and spiritual insights that people bring when they...

 

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The Power of Doing It Over

Posted January 10, 2018 @ 11:01am | by Tripp

We don't really get do-overs. That's not how life works. Still, I find it a helpful metaphor to understand what it is that I'm doing with my life right now. Once upon a time, I believe I was 24 (that was a busy year), I visited a friend in Austin, TX. She was working on an MFA and I...

 

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Epiphany

Posted January 6, 2018 @ 10:03am | by Tripp

Sometimes I like to imagine that the magi were a jazz trio. Bass, marimba, and some kind of tar. Oud maybe? Anachronisms abound, but here I am wondering what kind of soundscape rightly colors our earnest astrologer sages. Polyrhythmic, chromatic, microtonal, and imaginations that were exceptional...

 

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Christmas: Day, The Third

Posted December 27, 2017 @ 12:25pm | by Tripp

Ilove the fog. The fog is thick in Berkeley this morning. We just watched it roll in from our kitchen windows. I can see maybe one hundred yards up the hill from our apartment.I love the fog.On the kitchen table is a bowl of sweet oranges. The bowl is red like a poinsettia's flowers....

 

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Slow your roll, Messiah.

Posted December 20, 2017 @ 1:39am | by Tripp

Iconfess that the liturgical gymnastics of trying to fit in the fourth Sunday of Advent with Christmas Eve causes me great amusement.”Come quickly, Lord Jesus,” we pray.“Okay!” the Nazorean responds. “How about now?”“Woah! Slow down your roll,...

 

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