Monday, December 08, 2008

Ten Reasons to Share Musical Opinions Humbly

Bob Kauflin gives 10 reasons to give musical opinions humbly. They are:
1. Being a self-appointed music critic is often just a sign of pride.

2. Music doesn’t define us.

3. Great songs don’t always sound great the first time through.

4. The introduction to a song isn’t the same thing as the song.

5. Listening to music the masses have never heard of doesn’t make us better.

6. Listening to music that is massively popular doesn’t make us better.

7. Learning to appreciate unfamiliar music is one way to prefer others.

8. Learning to like other kinds of music can open my eyes to God’s creativity.

9. We may have to eat our words.

10. We might be missing an opportunity to be grateful for God’s gifts.

Read the rest of his post for his reflection on these points.

1 comment:

Christopher Lake said...

Before God saved me, music was my "god"-- or really, art in general was my god, but especially music. The fact that I am convicted by all ten of these points shows that there is still *much* mortification of sin to be done in this area of my life... thank God for the Cross!