I’m forever inspired by the death and resurrection of Jesus. Anything artistic that I have to offer is an extension of the ensuing infatuation, and often times the frustrations that have taken place in my heart as a result of following Him. I don’t feel I can honestly fit the whole of my music into a ’church’ type genre. On the other hand, secular seems too shy a description. If it wasn’t for Jesus, I would be a morose fellow with very little to offer in the way of creativity. I felt no obligation to convey any deep truths when I wrote these songs (although, I have certainly stumbled across many of them in the process). Song writing has been a sort of conversation for me, a point of contact that helps me feel closer to someone who can otherwise seem so far away.
It’s funny how words can get in the way of what you really mean to say. There are many things about Christianity that I believe in and many others that I wrestle with deeply. In both cases the typical religious jargon that I have at my disposal, when talking about such things, rarely weighs in with any kind of real articulation of my thoughts and feelings on the subject. Words like ’religion’ sound overused and watered down in my ears. Even now I find myself cringing as I type it in. These kinds of words never seem to mean what you want them to, and always need a disclaimer. Herein lies the tension that first turned me towards music. I sing what otherwise sounds trite to speak.
I’ve heard it said that if something can’t be said simply, it’s not worth saying at all. So, at the risk of leaving some things out, I’m going to share with you as plainly as I can, who I am and what is happening in my heart. ’When Clocks No Longer Speak’ is my first attempt at this.