I don’t know what I expected. Being a full time student and a church music director is pretty time consuming. That being said, I have been wanting to blog so I’ll take a quick 5 minutes (while I procrastinate from prepping a presentation) to jot down a few ideas I’ve had.
1) A post on the theology of space. Today the closest thing we have to sacred space is the local apple store [case in point]. Why do our retail stores look like temples and our churches look like theaters?
2) A post on the unapologetic attack on religion in the new Jay-Z/Kanye West album, Watch the Throne. Their lyrics are surprisingly complex. The title of one track, “No Church in the
Wild” likely bears connection to Shakespeare’s “Julias Cesar”
“Most-anticipated track from Watch The Throne.. the title indicates an existential renunciation of organized religious worship”
There are references to Socrates, Plato, Shakespeare, church history, and of course literal and symbolic references to their opulent lives as rap stars. I’ll leave you with a couple of lines without interpretation at the moment. Hopefully a post (or maybe a paper!) to come…
“Tears on the mausoleum floor, blood stains the Colosseum doors
Lies on the lips of priests, Thanksgiving disguised as a feast”
“I live by you, desire
I stand by you, walk through the fire
Your love is my scripture
Let me into your encryption”