Sound and Silence

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February 2008

soundandsilence stocktake

I’ve been blogging for 15 months now, and thought it time to review. As I approach 30,000 hits, a few memes are a’buzzin.

Firstly, I really want to thank each and everyone who has contributed and made this a meaningful conversation.

I remember struggling to come up with a title for the proposed blog. I chose “soundandsilence” initially because it related to music and to contemplation. But as things went, I wrote less about sound and more about light and imagemaking, not to mention much theological musing. I guess it might have been named lightanddarkness just as easily.

Anyway, here is a summary of what has gone on with some things I have learned.

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My final letter to “the church”.

It’s been one year since I wrote this letter. It is addressed to the leader of a church I had been attending. This exploration was after a 15 year hiatus and I was feeling enthused and positive, but clear about what I wanted out of sacred community.

I got a short response, saying they would think about the matter and get back to me. We referred to it in passing thereafter but there was no commitment on their behalf to further attempt to deal with my questions.

I realise in retrospect that this might have been my “final letter to the church”. Around the same time, I also had this experience┬áin the context of the same christian movement. This sealed my decision not to persue membership of an existing church, but to find a way forwards without regards to current orthodoxy. I am so glad I did.

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