October 24, 2005

Photo Update!

Paste - Over the Rhine 3
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

If you caught my previous post, you know that we went to Atlanta this weekend for the Paste Rock 'n Reel Festival. Well, it was great! Weather was perfect, music was wonderful, and the other things we got to catch were very unique! I'll try to post more about the specifics later this week, but I thought I'd tell you guys that there are a bunch of photos: just click on the one here of Over the Rhine (musical highlight of the day, to be sure)... Tchuss!

October 18, 2005

flying by

Originally uploaded by Sita ; ).

so life is flying along at a fast clip... here's a quick snippet of what you'd see if you were standing on the platform as the train flies by:
  • mid-terms are hitting this week and next. tonight I have a Hebrew quiz over verb forms, followed by a full-blown test next week (what's the difference? don't ask me...) tomorrow in Old Testament is an exam on Genesis. phew, what a lot of things I never knew about Genesis... next week I have a test on the early church through Augustine (5th Century)... and then I have an exam over the later half of the Old Testament... yikes!!!
  • Sarah's job is showing good prospects in the not too distant future. nothing is set in stone yet, but it is all very promising!
  • we house-sat this past weekend, and slept in two nights what some people would get in a week!
  • we also say Elizabethtown... highly recommend it, but don't be distracted by any similarity it has to Garden State
  • we visited a PCA Church Plant in Greenville called Downtown Presbyterian... it is pastored by Brian Habig, former RUF Campus Minister at Vanderbilt
  • we're heading to Atlanta this Saturday for the 1st Annual Paste Magazine Rock 'n Reel Festival... notable appearances from Over the Rhine, Low, Kids with Cameras (from Born into Brothels), and the guys from Homestar Runner.... all that for $15, hot diggity!
  • every Wednesday night I record with the Clemson Presbyterian Music Team... we're 7 songs into an album with a hopeful release before Christmas...
So that's as brief an overview as I can give... email or call us if you want to hear more... and we'd love to hear from you... post a comment so we know how you're doing!

currently downloading on iTunes (for the road trip):
  • low
  • Erin McKeown
  • Frou Frou
  • Iron & Wine
  • Richard Buckner

October 11, 2005

major and minor keys

We shouldn’t limit ourselves to major key songs! The Psalms reveal that much of the Christian life might be spent in a minor key, and it’s time that the church became honest about this reality as well. The church needs to be able to lament together, and minor key songs help us do that. They help us to be honest about the trials and emotions that we encounter on our pilgrimage to heaven. They help give expression to our sorrowful thoughts and feelings in ways that honor God and encourage us to persevere. We neglect them to our own impoverishment.

—Mark Dever and Paul Alexander in THE DELIERATE CHURCH: BUILDING YOUR MINISTRY ON THE GOSPEL. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2005, p. 123. ISBN 1-58134-738-3.

This is a great quote that I got today from a mailing list. This week we sang "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" during communion at Clemson Pres. My parents were there, and my dad said that in 20 years going to his church in Kansas City, he has never sung that hymn. We talked about the very thing that this quote points to. I know that in many ways, it's easier for me to worship in a minor key, and more often should go to the major, but this is different than most of the church in America.


Kickoff Clemson/Miami
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Ugh, it has been too long! I'm sorry that I haven't posted anything about our lives in a while. Seminary is good; work is good... obviously there's a lot more to it than that.

Last week I posted some photos. We were at the Clemson/Miami football game in September. And there a few photos of where Sarah works.

Hope to post more soon!