Heads up – there will be a free concert on September 11, 7-9 pm, featuring members of the Mount Vernon Music Association. Spend that day in reflection with soothing and heavenly string sounds. More info on the link above.
I’ve been enjoying this album since discovering it on NoiseTrade a few days back. It’s a complete interpretation, musically, of Song of Songs, one of the most uncomfortable books of the Bible to read in front of your parents. Romantic, sexy, poetic, and amazing. Some theologians think it is a love song about God’s love for God’s people or the church. I think it is about how awesome sex and love can be. I’m grateful it is in the Bible, since it counteracts some of the misunderstandings and judgmentalism we hear from loud Christian voices about sexuality.
Anyway, download it and enjoy. It’s free.
Heads up – the vocals on track 2 do sound a bit dorky. Just ignore those as best as you can and get on with the rest of the album. It simply gets better and more beautiful.
One of my favorite events of the year is almost upon us. This Saturday, October 29, from 11 AM to 1 PM, our back parking lot at East Dallas Christian Church overflows with awesome kids wearing awesome costumes getting awesome treats! This is our annual Community Carnival and Trunk or Treat. Church members and neighbors will show up, decorate their cars, play games, pass out candy, give out prizes, and more. This year, we’ll even have pony rides and a petting zoo!
This event is completely free and open to everyone!
See you Saturday at 629 N. Peak St. here in Dallas.
On September 27, Faith in the City, our weekly pub group, invites everyone to join us for an evening of Banned Questions about the Bible with author Christian Piatt and musical guest HOYOTOHO. This is going to be a blast – free pizza, great conversation, and awesome music. Christian Piatt is an author, poet, and musician from Pueblo, CO, though he originally hails from Dallas (and is still a Dallas Mavericks fan). We’ve been using his book at our weekly pub nights as a starting off point for our conversations about life, God, faith, and the world.
The whole event kicks off at 7:30 PM, with local rock heroes, HOYOTOHO. (Lead singer Calvin has jammed with the Table praise team a few times, by the way.) Pizza, salad, and sodas are free. The usual Tuesday evening drink specials are in effect. Childcare is also available at the church (629 N. Peak St). Anyone is welcome, especially those with questions about faith.
RSVP on Facebook here.