The end of an era of Christian music. I volunteered on the video production team for the fourth year in a row this past week at Cornerstone Festival.
I had the privilege of teaching a film studies class focused on Latin American film from the 80s and 90s at my alma mater, North Park University for the past three months. Who would’ve thought?!
I had athletes, partiers, and plain old good students. Folks who got everything right, and folks who got nothing right. Students who were hoping for a walk in the park, and native Latin Americans who wished I spoke more Spanish.
I loved teaching, and hopefully I will be able to pursue it in Saint Louis, one way or another.
Or is it that something has stopped happening?
Is it that God has at last removed his blessing from the U.S.A. and what we feel now is just the clank of the old historical machinery, the sudden jerking ahead of the roller-coaster cars as the chain catches hold and carries us back into history with its ordinary catastrophes, carries us out and up toward the brink from that felicitous and privileged siding where even unbelievers admitted that if it was not God who blessed the U.S.A., then at least some great good luck ahd befallen us, and that now the blessing or the luck is over, the machinery clanks, the chain catches hold, and the cars jerk forward?”
-Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy, 1972