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February 15, 2012



I like this a lot. The other thing that's worth taking seriously about the Jazz analogy is that most of the energy of Jazz music came from a minority community that embraced it's minority status and found its own distinctive (and at the same time richly eclectic) voice, a voice that made a significant contribution to breaking down prejudice and discrimination.


This is what i was trying to say in the Whitely long time ago! ... and i still think its right but we cannot get excited by the metaphor if we are not first prepared to give ourselves with the same dedication as musicians give to learning to play (in the lonely practice rooms of life) and rehearsing with others too, before we ever perform the faith.

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