Showing posts from May, 2012

Education, Honor: Innocent until proven guilty.

Honor codes should be in use in every public school... by students and teachers.

A teacher should be held to the same standard as a prosecutor when there is a question regarding a student's integrity.  The process of accusing a student and managing a "question of integrity" must include more than circumstance.  Teachers must be held to a higher standard because they are both the prosecutor and the judge.  There must be some research and some evidence assembled before an accusation can even be uttered publicly.

This process must keep in mind that as Americans we believe that students are innocent until they are proven guilty. The burden is on the prosecution. The student should not have to prove their innocence.

Notes 2 note from WCC alumni weekend 2012

Returning to reality.. with a musical missional mindset.. Hard, but that it okay.. because to whom much is given, much is expected. 

Life's songs and legacies, Alumni week 2012

What did you hear?
Who did you hear?
Will you live?

When in YOUR music, God is glorified. God works his purpose through me
Gifts from God are meant to be given to God. Through great music, excellence. Striving, yearning, exploring, teaching, performing. To withhold them is blasphemy.

The charge is a blessing, not a burden.. It is part of the identity of WCC alums in particular.
Catch a glimpse of God through your saints. If only briefly. Dwell on them, our legacies, but live into the future filled with the unknowns and yet certain.

Let the music speak. Sometimes the most expressive thing is to not be expressive at all. Composers intention must be paramount.

Listen. Verticalization vs horizontal realization must be in the moment. Real visceral exploratory.

Once you have tasted the blood of music you can do nothing else…