Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Invitation to My World

My name is Nicole, aka the "Church Mouse." I am wholly dedicated to the cause of Christianity and in love with the arts, which I believe are "good and perfect gifts coming down from the Father of Light."

Since January, 2007, I have been the director of music for Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. This means that I serve as principal organist and choir director. I am thrilled that God has allowed me to be an artist, which I believe is a high privelege, and to use my gifts in the service of His holy house. One of the blessings I inherited with the job is a small but magnificent Tracker organ. "Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thine house, and the place where Thine honor dwelleth."

I am very concerned that Christians reclaim the arts for Christ and spread the Gospel throughout the world. I am deeply interested in the intersection of Christianity and aesthetics, and plan to devote considerable time to exploring Biblical directives for worship, especially the use of music in worship, and ways in which the Christian worldview can be advanced by means of the the arts.

I welcome your thoughts and opinions but please be respectful and give these topics the thoughtful consideration they deserve.