Typical

So I have ran across this band that is… hmm. i guess you could say strange. They are a group of Christian guys who have come together to form a band called Mute Math. They kind of throw in a whole bunch of musical influences, ranging from Bjork to Sting and Police, make it sound pretty good for the most part. A few songs just dont settle with me too much but overall they do. Now what makes this band stand out in my mind is not just their unique style but their courage. For a while Mute Math could not release their album because their record label just didnt know how to market them. No corprate executive could figure out if they could be marketed to the mainstream secular industry or just what exactly to do with a band whose lead singer plays the keytar! After a few years of waiting their album was finally released. Mute Math final had the chance to show they werent the typical band. As a matter of fact they made a song that speaks directly to being different. It asks for people to get a dream, to not sit and wait to be somebody. And their music video even exemplifies the whole theme even more. So here you go. Watch it and see for yourself.


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excellence

In my lifetime, I become frustrated with required tasks, especially those with a deadline. When I am offered my own motivation to accomplish a goal, the outcome is better and more successful. I love to read every chance I can get. If I have a spare five minutes, I pick up a book and go to town. Yet, when I am given a book that I must read for school, I become unwilling. I do not enjoy reading the book, and I do not become captured by the book. When I’m asked to journal or write an essay for class, my level of effort and desire to portray my thoughts decreases. At the same time, I often journal on my own time. As Christians, we are called to do everything with excellence, glorifying the name of God, setting examples for those who do not have the privilege of being children of God. I, and those who agree, need to have a change of attitude and realize that every single task, required or not, should be done with undivided effort and the motivation of Christ.

A defining call..

Silent no more is pretty straight forward in its objective. We are writing to verbalize our thoughts, to awaken the thoughts of others, and to actualize change. We write against the flow of our culture, that floats in silence. A culture that sits still in the midst of its own decay. We will write till we see that stagnate water churn with a fierce tide. Until then we break the silence with a defining call to be louder.