In the time since I staked my claim to the intellectual property that is “Random Thoughts from the ManCave,” I have learned that publicity is not automatic. My blog has had sporadic visitors and one comment since I began last December, and I’ve begun thinking about why that may be. Call it a “Random Thought.” … Continue reading Spending a Week at the Lazy Fair -or- How Hard Can It Be?
I believe that it is time to clear out the Mental Junk Drawer. With all of the substantial, complex, or cinematic Random Thoughts bouncing around in my head that are written here, there are also short little ideas that have all the brevity (and relevance) of a bumper sticker. Therefore, it is time to breathe … Continue reading Snippets – The Mental Junk Drawer
I call this “Random Thoughts from the ManCave,” but that is somewhat of an inaccurate term. Random Thoughts are just that – Random. It would be somewhat pedantic to presume that Random Thoughts only occur in my ManCave; some would say that it is pedantic to point this out. However, I raise this point as … Continue reading They Wanted the Free Pizza
I have been playing guitar in the churches my family attends for about 20 years now. We usually attend smaller churches, comes with the denominational territory, and we gravitate towards “relational congregations,” churches of 200 or less, usually less. What typically happens during the course of the Getting to Know You phase at a new church is … Continue reading If I had to audition, could I do it…successfully?
I don’t know that everyone (or anyone) is really paying attention to the lyrics in their worship music. There is room for argument, and Random Thoughts, about the theological depth of modern Christian Contemporary Music and Praise & Worship music. I tend to side with those who include CCM and P&W as suitable for a … Continue reading Speaking of Lyrics …
When I was younger, I used to read comic books … a lot of comic books. In my little Norman Rockwell Hometown in Nebraska, the place where I bought comic books was a small drug store right next to the grocery store. When my mother went to get groceries and I went along, she would … Continue reading What Does Our Worship Cost Us?
For those who have never considered it, the songwriting process can be challenging; I’m not talking about chord progressions and music theory right now, I’m talking about lyrics. Combining a string of words into a coherent statement or sentence that accurately and succinctly represents an abstract thought can be difficult. When that intangible concept is … Continue reading Who are We Worshipping Again??