Bandcamp Friday is a thing Bandcamp started during the pandemic to help artists. They waive their fees on Bandcamp Friday, so all the money you spend goes straight to the artist. Thanks Bandcamp.
If you're in the Seattle area, I have a show coming up on May 20th in Woodinville at Alluvium Cellars. Limited tickets will be available and they come with a glass of wine! Mark your calendars. I'll let you know when they're on sale.
It's been a busy few years. Writing & recording Halflight, putting it out there, playing some shows, making a podcast, and doing all the promo that comes with it. What a journey. You may be wondering what's next. Me too.
I hear it's normal to feel pretty empty at the end of a project, and musically speaking that's more or less how I have been feeling. So, I'm working on other creative endeavors in the short term. One is a longer form essay to help pastors navigate how to walk with people who are experiencing a crisis of faith. There's a lot to be said here, and while I believe most pastors genuinely care for the people in their churches, the kind of advice I hear coming routinely from the pulpit, podcasts, and articles is not helpful. In fact, it may actually be doing more to erode trust and push people away. My basic thesis is that pastors should follow Christ by setting aside their public influence and talking points and offering their humanity to people who are hurting, have lost trust in the church, have experienced trauma, have difficult questions.
What do you think? What have you seen/experienced? If you have experienced faith crisis, what's one thing you wish your pastor would have said or done? If you're a pastor, what's one thing you'd like to know from someone who is experiencing faith crisis?
That's it for today. I hope you're well wherever you are!