God is God and I am Not
, February 14, 2018
“Thank you all so much for doing this.”
Saying Goodbye is hard….and yet it’s vitally important to do
, February 7, 2018
Somebody stood in line this past Sunday to tell me they wouldn’t be here for my final Sunday, and then said, “But I am not saying ‘Goodbye.’ I’m saying ‘See you around.’” It was hard even for her to look me in the eye. It’s true, we might bump into each other, he and I, but goodbyes are important and if we avoid them we miss out on something powerful.
A New Instrument of Praise
, February 5, 2018
In the fall of 2012, organ consultant Jonathan Ambrosino visited Christ Church to give us an assessment of the 1975 Austin Organ in our church. His detailed report analyzed the condition of our organ as well as its limitations. He noted that the instrument should likely continue for another decade before requiring any major attention, but also noted that the organ is not musically remarkable, lacking in “character, variety and loveliness of tone,” and that its appearance “gives itself away as a child of the Modern Movement. Rather than echoing the ornamental grammar of its surroundings, it gives the impression of an industrial object.” Guest organists over the past 13 years have all made similar comments.