How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?
– Psalm 137:4 (ESV)
I’m Adam, and as a musician, worship leader, and a follower of Jesus, this verse above from the psalms resonates with me. I often wonder how we should sing; it’s a question I ask myself a lot. How should we, as Christians in an increasingly secular society (‘foreign land’), sing praise to God when the world around us thinks that worship is benign at best and foolish at worst. Because as Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith puts it, “we are exiles, and hymns are the songs of home; homesickness is the basic condition of fallen humanity”.
I believe we are all pilgrims longing for rest, exiles looking for our true home.
So this is a personal blog devoted to discussions on that subject (and a few other things). I enjoy sharing here my love for christian worship, liturgy, theology, music, art, architecture, poetry, and why you should love it too.
I am a worship leader and choral conductor. I love Jesus, and it was Bach who has shown that to me the clearest.
I work as Director of Worship and Community Life at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland, MA.
I also like design things and help the church communicate her message clearly.
When not making music, I enjoy cooking, biking, hiking, and playing board games.
When I grow up I want to infuse my talent in music with my heart for worship to renew music, liturgy, and corporate worship in the Protestant church. This blog is dedicated to discussion on that subject.