(HT: Alex Ross)
September 7, 2010 1 Comment
The title I chose for this blog was inspired by two of my favorite things in life: music and coffee.
Counterpoint is one of those music theory classes that most music majors dread. Writing two melodies that sound good together and don’t violate the “rules” of theory is HARD. I took a quarter of it in grad school and quickly learned that my innate counterpoint talents are fairly nonexistent. It did help me to appreciate even more the rock-star counterpoint of J.S. Bach, whom most musicians consider the master in this area.
To me, the idea of counterpoint (definition 1b above is what I have in mind) offers a fitting analogy to how God works out our lives. Seemingly independent events somehow relate together in a grand composition. The counterpoint in each of our lives is simultaneously woven into an even deeper level of intricacy as God weaves together the history of the world. And at the end of life we’ll look back and marvel at how everything DID work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
The second part of the title — Cafe — is pretty self-explanatory. I’m from Seattle; I like coffee. Furthermore, some of my best thinking/meetings/study sessions have taken place in coffee shops. So in my mind, the cafe concept is one of community and ideas and friendship. Hopefully, this blog project can promote these things.
August 5, 2010 2 Comments