This is me singing Oh Holy Night. I changed one or two words. See if you can spot them.
All my love,
Nice! Thank you for sharing.
Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!
Very creative and a great message of love and peace!
thanks for the encouragement!
Love, love love it. Thanks I go to A Unitarian Church and we are always changing the words of songs. I’m going to pass yours to our choir director if that’s ok with you.
Absolutely! Thanks for the encouragement…
Interesting change in the words….
It is really only three or four words… but the meaning surely changes…
Thanks for liking Winter Berries 011312…you have a good voice and a great message…I’ll return often
Awesome, Tristan! You made my day. Such a deep and encouraging voice – just right for “Oh Holy Night”.
thank you! now you have made my day!
Inspiring… Moving…. Just love overflowing.
It is funny how judgmental we are of ourselves. Sometimes when I listen to this I just hear the mistakes I made… then I remember that love is putting yourself out there, mistakes and all, for everyone to see!
Thanks for following my blog. Glad to have you. Yours is truly the voice of positive change.
Thanks for this very appropriate share, very talented work. actually 3 or 4 new words.
Thank you for liking my post @ http://jennysserendipity.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/must-read-a-pixar-animators-inspirational-letter-about-persistence/
If only there were more people like you!
There are… you are one.
Thanks for liking my post “Dang thats good!” TheOpportunityProfessor.wordpress.com
Hi Tristan. Thanks for liking my post “A whole year in one book in just minutes each week!!” I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Tristan, I sang that song many times as a solo. Like what you did on this posting. Thought provoking. Jack
Very Nicely Done. Lovely Voice. Thanks for the drop by on my blog. Cheers.
Hey Tristan – what a surprise to hear a blogger singing. Great voice. Thanks for liking my posts in my blog.
Sorry Tristan, got to go with the birth of Christ (who is love) on this one.
We all have our own path to follow.
Beautiful voice! Nice!
The answer to everything is AGAPE’ ( UNCONDITIONAL LOVE). Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing this video. Your voice is very soothing.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I am new to your blog, so I cannot say that I fully understand what your main “idea” is. But I wanted to let you know that your substitution of the word “idea” for “savior,” when the word “savior” obviously refers to Jesus, does not sit comfortably with me. Please let me explain by first saying that I believe that it would be wrong of me to reduce the complexity of your unique personality expressing itself through your teaching and actions to a single idea that would be my own summary of “You.” Likewise, to do so to Jesus would also be to reduce him to our understanding. in essence we can make Jesus subservient to what becomes our “ideology.” This danger is especially problematic if we believe that God is “immanent” within ourselves and our actions. This only leads to the problems of “manifest destiny” which is what America has done, the Church has done, and the Nazi party has done. The better Christian theologians have stressed the fact that there is a balance between God as “immanent” and God as “transcendent.” Many of the errors in theology have been due to an imbalance in one direction or the other. Karl Barth stresses that God is “wholly other” to counter the imbalance in liberal theology that offered no critique of the Nazi “theology.” Barth stressed that God is transcendent (wholly other) and thus a constant critique on us, especially when we claim to be manifesting his will. So to return to Jesus, I believe, and most theologians that believe in God as immanent and transcendent, cannot be reduced to our “idea” because that would be to collapse the transcendent under our supposed manifestation of immanence. I admit that what we have a strange paradox where the personality and expression of the transcendent Jesus (the Word become flesh) is communicated to us through a book! But I believe that the Gospels contain an amazing mosaic of the actual person of Jesus that must be taken in whole to be accurate. It is also worth noting that theologians, for good reasons that derive from Jesus in the gospels, believe that the entire Bible is revelatory of Jesus Christ, although this is much to big of a topic to discuss in my reply. I hope I have made sense and that you can see why I don’t think that what the entire Bible says about the transcendent God who was revealed historically in Jesus of Nazareth, can be reduced to any singular “idea” whether yours or mine. I do appreciate what it seems that you are trying to do, given your concern to find a more justice in our economic practices. I don’t know if you realize it but the Bible and therefore Jesus has an amazing wealth of content relating to economics and justice. I also believe that we are entering an era where economics is becoming one of the main areas of reformation, which is long overdue. I only hope that Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris don’t have their way and prevent the difficult but needed assimilation of the transcendent economics of God by our human politics. I would like to ask them, is the golden rule really that bad? My apologies for the length of this reply! Thanks Tristan for not following the old song “I’d love to change the world…”
You assume that I am proposing “We” had the idea. An idea was born, but not by man. We are trying to learn what that idea was, and it was “Love”.
Thanks for your reply – My assumption is that if the idea was born through immanence it may in actuality be “We”. The only way to know is if it can be critiqued by transcendence. If there is no way transcendence can critique it, it is free to manifest itself without restraint as it becomes self-justifying. Therefore my main purpose was to try to let you know of this theoretical critique that could be brought to bear on the process of an “idea” coming to fruition. In the back of my mind are all the utopian movements of the past that started with some “idea” and ended up with something tragic. You mention “Animal Farm” and I can’t remember the details but I’m sure it all started mainly with some naked “Idea.” (I am not assuming that your idea would necessarily have such consequences- I don’t know enough about it to make any judgment.) You have probably heard of the saying regarding history and those that don’t know about it are doomed to repeat it. I was merely hoping to communicate to you that some people have studied how “ideas” come to manifestation in history, and what presuppositions or philosophies are part of that manifestation process for good or for ill. My daughter sometimes makes fun of me because I am always talking about concepts and ideas that seem to her to have no relation to life. So the other day I told her that millions of people have lived or died because of ideas. The pen is mightier than the sword, because it transmits the idea, but often the idea/pen has brought the sword. In relation to the idea being “Love” it is a great idea per se, as is “All You Need is Love”, and “God is Love”. The problem is defining it and living it, especially when it comes to a whole society or civilization doing so.
Thanks again, Bryan
I think you and I will get along just fine. If I may recommend looking at my about page for a few essays on my main philosophy. These other posts are mostly supporting the main thesis of living in Love.
Tristan, just a clarification – you mentioned “Animal Farm” elsewhere as I was doing some browsing on your blog earlier. By the way i’m hoping to read Hitchens book about Orwell sometime. It should undoubtedly be interesting to say the least!
Wow! I took ASL for two years.
i am a HUUUGGEE supporter of the deaf community.
really liked it
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