The build up and pre-release marketing of this record and the hype it created has been wonderful…..
And the record is also great!
Yesterday we started a new summer sermon series that will look at the book of James….
Martin Luther reportedly had strong objections to this often overlooked book of the Bible….he called it ‘a right strawy epistle‘ and suggested that it laboured too much on good works and not enough on faith.
It’s an immensely practical book that talks about wealth, hypocrisy, gossip, our friends……..and much more…..
James Montgomery Boice says in his wonderful book ‘Sure I believe, so what!’ that, ‘James does meddle in our most practical affairs.‘
Perhaps that’s why Luther objected? I know it has challenged me a lot over recent years when I go back to reading it.
So, I will turn more attention to this series in the coming weeks….looking forward to it!
Also, you can follow along in James with a twitter account that some folks have started here
Watched this earlier and felt compelled to blog it and suggest we be praying for Katharine Welby……
If you know people who suffer from depression, don’t overlook it or trivialise it…..pray for them if nothing else!
I am notoriously quiet about my work and I repeatedly shy away from portfolio’s and public displays of my work…….but, then I do mention certain things from time to time…..
I’ve said it before haven’t I? I am as much introverted as I am ego-driven so I need to be both quiet and noisy at the same time and in equal measure……which is not always easy…………if you haven’t noticed that in my online behaviour by now you probably aren’t paying attention very well.
Anyway, I haven’t got a defined method for this kind of thing……and what I mean is, I don’t always sketch ideas first because sometimes I just see things in my head really clearly and, other times I will vomit out an idea from within……..
[I don't literally vomit when I get good ideas]
I guess what I am saying is that I don’t like to pin down how I create into a routine or a defined method……….creativity cannot be contained or placed inside boundaries can it? I don’t think so anyway…
That said, I have the ability to work amazingly well under strict time limits and, can pull a ker-massive rabbit out of a tiny little hat when I don’t even believe it possible myself. I probably shouldn’t say that….
I promised myself this post wouldn’t become frilly or a dirge of words about work!
So, this is a rocket…..sketched for a project but not used. [sort of]
How do you work through ideas?
Sketch pad? Notebook? Wipe board? Blackboard?
I’d love to hear your methods….