(NOTE: the song above doesn’t have any bad language, but it is irreverent and makes fun of Mormon beliefs. It has a couple of cringe-worthy moments for me, but I don’t find it too egregious — even found myself laughing in a place or two. However, I don’t want to offend anyone, so if you’re worried about it, I recommend that you skip it.) 🙂
There’s been a ton of buzz about The Book of Mormon Musical lately, due to the fact that it took home about a bajillion Tony Awards this past Sunday. I haven’t seen the production, of course, because I live very far away from Broadway — and because I’m not sure my little heart could take it* — but I think there are some very specific reasons why something like this could be made about Mormons at this particular moment. I’d like to explore them here…
Been reading and thinking lately about the Creation.
The other week, my sister called and asked me, “Why did you have a daughter?” And this launched a long discussion about the impulse to create. I asked, “Why does a painter paint, or a writer write, or a builder build?”
We decided there’s something about the creating, the painting, the writing, the building, that is inherently valuable. It’s about expressing life and expressing self. And as God’s creations, we are expressions of Him — which is really a beautiful concept when you think about it.
Anyway, I jotted down some thoughts on the subject yesterday and thought I’d share them here. They’re fairly disorganized, just a few scattered paragraphs, but I figured they might be worth exploring…