Category: advent

Isaiah's poetry loaded with promise (and action verbs!)

As laid out in the Holy Bible, the Old Testament reading from Isaiah for this Sunday (Dec. 11) looks like poetry. Poetry in scripture. Along with Isaiah, numerous other books in the Bible include poetic passages, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon, to name a few. The Apocrypha also contains books with poetical passages such as Baruch, Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon. As I was thinking about this, my mind then went to “poetry in motion.” Surely, I&rsqu... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Monday, December 5, 2016

The winter's wait

by David Ouzts, Minister of Music and LiturgyI have become a text-driven sacred musician. I still love to perform and listen to great music, which has not changed since I used to sit on the chancel floor as a preschooler watching the organist play the postlude with her feet. I remember my choir-member father (who always had an after-church tee-time) picking me up by the armpits and saying, “Come on… we’ve got to go.” To this day one of my mentors will tell you that I entered graduate school a... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Monday, November 30, 2015