Performing the text (again)
Serendipity strikes again, no sooner had Michael Pahl blogged about my remark about my performing the text assignment
(in the post about "Thinking Theologically
" below), with an interesting degree of agreement, than listening to an old Mars Hill Audio
tape in the car on the way back from the airport I heard Scott Cairns mention (in an interview about the oratoria "The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp
") how he found setting a biblical text to music, or writing a poem based on the text, gave him a deeper understanding of that text than most "normal" Bible study.