A Place for the Practical and Profound

A Place for the Practical and Profound

I want this blog to be a place for the practical and the profound.

prac·ti·cal

/ˈpraktək(ə)l/

1. of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.

2. (of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances, feasible.

pro·found

/prəˈfound/

(of a subject or thought) demanding deep study or thought

I think that it is easy to get bogged down into either one of these.

On the one hand, we love practicality.

Our culture is fast-paced, knowledge-based, technology-driven. I did not want to pull out a dictionary (I don’t own one) and look up these words, I wanted to simply search for it on Google. We want the information quickly, concisely, and we want to know what it means for us in feasible terms.

On the other hand, we yearn for the profound, whether we know it or not.

We know that there are great, big ideas that are hard to fathom - if you work (or serve or volunteer) in the church, you know that we serve a BIG, awesome, profound God who is, in many ways, unfathomable to our frail human brains.

So in this blog, I want to merge the two.

Profountical? Practifound?

I want this to be a place where I can give you some practical tips on how to play music in the church, so that we’re not just surviving or making it work or feeling uncomfortable, but so that we can worship God while we are leading others in worshipping God without worrying about which way we are playing Amazing Grace.

But I also want to explore profound, big ideas and thoughts. There will be book reviews, music reviews, general musings on scripture, and worship, and God’s great big Kingdom.

So, buckle up, because it might be a wild ride.

As always, if you have any thoughts, questions, or ideas, please leave a comment or contact me.

In Christ,

Patrick

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