Songs for Sunday Morning

As I have gotten the Buffer set up for my social media, one of the things that I’ve started trying to make a habit is a song post every Sunday morning that is reflective.  It might be a modern worship song, it might be an old Jesus-music piece, or it might come out of God-haunted left field.  But it’s something I’m going to try to make work.

Social media is lousy at archiving, though, so I will try to keep an archive around here.

March 30, 2014: Jesus Culture – “You Won’t Relent”
March 23, 2014: The Echoing Green – “The Story Of Our Lives”
March 16, 2014: Kate Campbell – “10,000 Lures”
March 9, 2014: Michael Card – “Know You In The Know”/”Could It Be”
March 2, 2014: The Prayer Chain – “Some Love”
February 23, 2014: Jars of Clay – “Worlds Apart”
February 16, 2014: Mark Heard – “Satellite Sky”
February 9, 2014: Charlie Hall – “King of Heaven (Isaiah 61)”
February 2, 2014: The Violet Burning – “Rise Like the Lion”
January 26, 2014: All Sons and Daughters – “Wake Up”
January 19, 2014: The Classic Crime – “Salt In The Snow”
January 12, 2014: Rich Mullins – “Peace (A Communion Blessing from St. Joseph’s Square)”
January 5, 2014: Somethin’ Else – “We Three Kings”
December 29, 2013: Lincoln Brewster – “Everlasting God”
December 22, 2013: Florence Baptist Temple Little Gospel Quartet – “Christmas Carols”
December 15, 2013: Rich Mullins – comments on Christianity
December 8, 2013: U2 – “Magnificent”
December 1, 2013: Hillsong Chapel – “Hosanna”
November 24, 2013: Lacey Sturm – “Mercy Tree”
November 17, 2013: Hillsong United – “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
November 10, 2013: Charlie Peacock – “Psalm 51”
November 3, 2013: The Violet Burning – “There Is Nowhere Else”
October 27, 2013: Whiteheart – “Unchain”
October 20, 2013: Christy Nockels – “Healing Is In Your Hands”
October 13, 2013: Michael Card – “Come To The Table”
October 6, 2013: Stavesacre – “Keep Waiting”
September 29, 2013: Michael W. Smith – “Restless Heart”
September 22, 2013: Mark Heard – “Tip Of My Tongue”
September 15, 2013: Rich Mullins – “Hold Me Jesus”
September 8, 2013: Phil Keaggy/Glass Harp – “Do Lord”
September 1, 2013: Kim Walker-Smith/Jesus Culture – “Rooftops”
August 25, 2013: Richard Page – “Kyrie”
August 18, 2013: Katrina Barclay – “New” (no link currently live)
August 11, 2013: Hillsong – “With Everything”
August 4, 2013: Randy Stonehill – “Your Love Broke Through”
July 28, 2013: Jon Foreman – “Equally Skilled”
July 21, 2013: Sixpence None The Richer – “Melody of You”
July 14, 2013: Vineyard Music – “Dwell”
July 7, 2013: Kim Walker-Smith/Jesus Culture – “Walk With Me”
June 30, 2013:  Resurrection Band – “Every Time It Rains”
June 23, 2013:  Rich Mullins – “Save Me”
June 16, 2013:  Extreme – “Our Father”
May 26, 2013:  Julie Miller, David Mullen, and Gene Eugene – “Forgive Us”
May 19, 2013:  Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant – “Lead Me On”
May 12, 2013:  All Sons and Daughters – “Brokenness Aside”
May 5, 2013:  Chris Tomlin – “God Of This City”
April 28, 2013:  Christy Nockels – “Waiting Here For You”
April 21, 2013:  Rich Mullins – “I See You / Step By Step”
April 7, 2013:  Chris Quilala/Jesus Culture – “Your Love Never Fails”
March 31, 2013:  Rich Mullins – “52:10”
March 29, 2013 (Good Friday):  Marty McCall – “Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

On Virginia Intermont, accreditation, and not going anywhere

Originally posted on Facebook on June 20, 2013.

For some of you, this is (already!) old news; for others, this is the first you will know.

The first thing you need to know: Virginia Intermont College is open for 2013/2014, and is full speed ahead. I am in the same preparations that I have been in for fall semester, and nothing will change about that.

Obviously, that framing implies that something bad has happened that could affect time beyond 2013/2014, and it has, I’m not going to lie.

The official word on what’s happend from the college can be found here, at the college’s website. There is also a link available for students to engage in a forum and to get their questions answered. Go there for the official word, and if you read nothing more, make sure you read that.

In summary: The faculty, staff and students of Virginia Intermont received word around 1:00 PM today that SACS has acted on Virginia Intermont’s accreditation, intending to remove VI from SACS membership and ending our accreditation.

Virginia Intermont obviously disagrees with SACS’ conclusions, and is going to move aggressively to reverse the decision AND to approach an appeals process (and, potentially, an injunction against SACS) in a fashion that continues accreditation of the college for the benefit of the students for as long as possible. Financial aid will remain secure for VI as long as that accreditation remains, and that accreditation will remain for 2013/2014 at the VERY least.

That’s a bit of party line, I know, but I’m going to stick to it. The one element that I will add that’s personal is this: I have believed in the work of the teaching-centered liberal arts college for pretty much my whole academic life. I benefitted from a teaching-centered undergraduate institution at Rose-Hulman, and the eight years I grew the most as a professional were spent at a teaching-centered undergraduate institution, Shorter College. Virginia Intermont occupies that same space, and I believe the work it performs is critical in American higher education now and going forward.

I linked to the Now Is The Time fundraising campaign on Facebook back in May, and I’m bringing that link back now. If you’re outside the community: the institution still can use donations in moving forward to help further its mission. You are investing in students’ futures when you give to an institution like Virginia Intermont College. Even in this difficult time, please consider doing so.

I’m here. I’m preparing for August. I’m not going anywhere.