There Are Things Here Not Seen In This Photograph

“In a way, I’ve always been at war with what the still photograph did,” says artist Duane Michals. Over the past few years, as social media platforms have risen to everyday prominence, and photo-centric apps like Instagram permeate our existence on an hourly basis, I have experienced a growing, nasty discontent with my own life, as I compare it to the lives and images of others. Comparison indeed has proved to be the thief of joy. 

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Why Sing Hymns

Recently one of my friends asked me why we don’t have hymnals in the chapel. This question saddened me greatly because the fact is–we do. But this begs the question,why didn’t she know that? Clearly we haven’t picked up the hymnals that line the backs of our chairs in years if we have come to a place where we aren’t even sure if they exist. Sure, we sing hymns occasionally in chapel but we always have the slides to project the words for us. So why do we, Covenant College, have hymnals if we have a projector? And why even sing the hymns at all when we have so many other types of worship songs? 

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