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A parable of sorts

The Territorial Music School always features a video elective and this year was no exception. Here’s their adaptation of Matthew 25:14-30, the parable of the talents.

 

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Great music by great kids

I’m calling them kids but many of them are young adults as they combine their talents to play a kind of music you won’t often hear on the radio’s top hits. These songs are reflective of our Chrisitan faith and whether they are fun like the two samples below or very meditative they are good examples of music at it’s best which causes the hearer to stop and reflect – to be engaged.

Last night was the Wednesday evening program at the Territorial Music School. The Youth department and Music and Gospel Arts department along with many volunteers have done a great job once again.

 

 

 

Reflection on a Sunday am

Yesterday it was 20 degrees in Canmore, today Amanda says they awoke to snow. That’s living in Canada – that’s living in the mountains. Even here the weather is cool and very very wet. Rain has been persistent and low-lying areas are dealing with localized flooding. Living in the context of our weather makes it a constant choice of conversation and that’s being Canadian.

It was great to connect with Cath and Noah last night. 20170506_195648Last evening the Canadian Staff Songsters were in Oshawa for the band weekend – yes the songsters were the guests for a band weekend. The place was packed. That might tell you something about what people are looking for. I really enjoy the sung Gospel and many of the songs that the CSS is using right now are Scripture in song. I don’t think there’s anything more powerful. If there is one thing that is equivalent to this might be drama – especially that the musical. Hosea, Spirit, Jesus Folk were all great artistic presentations of Scripture. I hope at some point someone comes on the scene with that kind of talent and energy as we saw in the Larsson and Gowans partnership.

Tonight starts the Quebec divisional review – the territory reviews the work of the divisions every three years. We begin tonight in Montreal. I look forward to these conversations.