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About Yourself

Hay! I would like anyone willing to tell us a little about yourself:

1. What instrument(s) you play.

2. Your musical occupation (what you do with your musical abilities. e.g. praise team member, worship leader, composer, lyricists, etc.)

3. Your favorite music to listen to.

4. Anything else you would like to say about yourself...(age for example).

The Beatitudes - another approach

Hello together,

I composed a piece of music I would like to share with you. Also I would be very happy about your comments and thoughts.

https://musescore.com/user/26940163/scores/4831221

The piece is called "The Malmö Beatitudes". The text is from a sermon Pope Francis hold two years ago in Malmö, Sweden, during his visit.

The text is not easy at all. For me it was very challenging. Why new Beatitudes when there are the Beatitudes given by Jesus in the bible. Is it a new "translation" by Pope Francis?

How "remaining faithful while enduring evils by others"? How "looking into the eyes of the marginalized"? Thinking longer and longer about this text, I needed to try a composition of it. And it had to be a quiet answer.

With my own words as my description of the musical piece I tried here: I think the Malmö Beatitudes are neither ment to be a "translation" nor are they provocative. They are a meditation and a prayer about the question what christianity and being part of "the one community in Christ" could mean in the 21st century with all these questions, dissonances but also the deep joy and peace which we can't teach ourselves.

I hope you like it!

So my brain was kind of (read Very much so) gone on the bus today and at school

So first off, i'm in 8th grade. In science today, the radio was playing Christian songs and me and my friends started singing the baby shark song (The teacher was copying some papers). The radio stopped and we got to give a stirring rendition of grandma and grandpa shark to everyone there.
And on the bus, I was playing with paper and realized that if you have two papers on top of each other and you move the first one quickly off of the second, the second one goes up. So, I was fascinated and was like "Woah this is a scientific discovery!" And made this whole thing with my friend in 12th grade about "Paper goes up-itude (The new branch of science that I created in my mind)" 

So, how was your day? XD

Hi

So I just joined this group. My name is Hannah and I'm 14. I've been playing piano since I was 5, and have been a Christian my whole life. My dad's a pastor so naturally I grew up in a Christian family. I can't really compose but I love Christian music so I like to occasionally arrange piano solo versions of songs. I know that's a whole bunch of boring information about a total stranger that you probably don't care about, but I just feel like it would be less awkward for me to join in your discussions if you all knew who I am, so yeah, that's me.

Just wanted to see if anyone was interested

So, I was thinking about starting a group for people interested in Christianity. I would need people who were Christians to help answer questions and share your beliefs with the people interested. I don’t know how well this will work or if anyone will even join, but was wondering if any of you would want to join and teach? It’s a way to share Christ if you’ve been thinking you want to but don’t quite know how (like me)

And if you guys have any ideas of ways to get the Word out I’m open to ideas!