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Folks, it’s time to write dangerous music. It’s time to take risks. It’s time to wear your heart on your sleeve, and sing about the things that actually matter to you. It’s time to bury the shackles of religious expectation and stop trying to put new cloths on the dead.

Forget about the correct usage of wording for one dang second and sing your heart. How can you “correct” the course of a boat that isn’t willing to acknowledge the waters it sails in?

Give me honesty before correctness. People can argue with me all day long about this and I won’t care, because honesty attracts God and it attracts people. And my two jobs are to love God and love people. Besides, you can never be “right” enough for God. “All our righteousness are like filthy rags” (Isa 64:6). If you want to know what God thinks of your ability to be correct then go ahead and look up the original Hebrew translation for “filthy rags”.

God wants your heart, the whole nasty thing.

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So, I’ve been a terrible blogger this month. I don’t think I’ve blogged a single post. Actually, I’ve written quite a few, but I didn’t post them because they were all kind of negative.

It’s just too easy to be jaded and cynical. I think artists and writers who rely on cynicism are lazy. I mean, am I the only one who ever thought “if I hear one more anti-war song I’m going to blow my own head off”. Negativity isn’t depth. It takes almost no creativity or effort to be jaded. In fact, it’s where you end up when you’ve stopped trying all together.

Still, it’s always a temptation because you’ll always have an audience when you want to say something controversial. People love angry posts. They love it when you give them permission to sulk. They love it when you justify their own offenses.

Let me see if I can think of more cynical things to say about being cynical…