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Posts tagged ‘worship’

On the Organ and Beauty

April 17th, 2012

We paint our houses to make them beautiful.   We color our clothes to make them beautiful.   Artists paint pictures to create beauty.   And the sole right of the organ to be tolerated in church, in theatre, in school, in concert halls, in the home, depends upon its ability to create beauty.   […]

The Organist

April 15th, 2012

I wonder how the organist Can do so many things; He’s getting ready long before The choir stands up and sings; He’s pressing buttons, pushing stops, He’s pulling here and there, And testing all the working parts While listening to the prayer. He runs a mighty big machine, It’s full of funny things; A mass […]

  RMS Titanic I have scheduled this post to appear on the Reynolds Organ Blog, “Wild Air,” at exactly 1:17 am on April 15, 2012.   Correcting for shipboard time vs. Eastern Daylight Time, this is posting on the 100th anniversary of the exact moment that the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean closed over […]

We refer to our seven (and a half!) year-old grandson, Jonathan, as our Vice President in charge of Lego projects.       Sunday, for Easter, we took him with us to North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, about 70 miles away.   Bubby had never attended a church this large, and he was particularly […]

Renovating the Human Soul

April 8th, 2012

  A Wreck of time… As I write this, it is Easter afternoon.   It has been a full day.   Tina and I have been priviledged to have our grandson, age almost 8,  overnight.   This morning, we did the Easter Bunny thing, hunted for eggs in the backyard, and headed off to church. […]

The Seven Last Words

April 30th, 2010

Occasionally, we all wonder why we struggle to pursue whatever it is we have been called to do.   Such introspection is perhaps a necessary part of being human. I don’t build organs to get rich.   I don’t do it because I have some particular academic ax to grind.   I suppose I do […]

Sauerbraten and the Organ

April 4th, 2010

If you love good food, as I do, try to imagine a world in which there was ONLY Mexican food, or ONLY Chinese food, or ONLY German food. Imagine   some “expert” suddenly announcing that only one cooking tradition was acceptable and pure, and basing his opinion on the fact that the greatest chef of […]

Back to the Future

March 27th, 2010

Everything old is new again.   As human beings, I think it often happens that a generation rejects its parents’ tastes, and, oddly, embraces the cultural and religious artifacts of its grandparents.   At the same time, as the (more or less) rejected generation of the parents comes to authority, it is able to impose […]

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