Tuesday, May 15, 2007


If you’ve spoken to me in person recently I’ve probably bragged to you about my recent publication in Reformed Worship magazine (alas, the online version is subscription only). I’m really pleased with my first paid publication, and that it’s alongside so many people I respect from my Calvin days, including Kent and Cindy.

As many of you know, one of my hobbies is running the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks. As some of my readers who teach English know, those who throw stones should be careful not to accidentally make a glass house, as it were. So, as a result of being a quotation mark pedant, I am very careful to only use quotation marks when they are absolutely necessary, so as to not need to discuss the appropriateness or inappropriateness of my choice.

Well, apparently the editors of RW didn’t know this, and added some (grammatically appropriate but not required) clarifying quotation marks to my writing. I read the printed article and noticed right away that they were added, because I’m so careful about quotation marks now. If only they knew! Of course, I’m glad they messed with my punctuation and left more important decisions the way I had them!


Rachel said...

Man, I'm so bummed that I can't access it! Congratulations, and I'm sure it's a fabulous article despite the "bad punctuation."

(Yes, I did that on purpose. I'm way too easily amused.)

Nathan said...

Congrats! What's the subject of your piece?


bethany said...

nathan: it's about authenticity (or the lack thereof) as a worship leader. The title is Faking it: thoughts on Authentic Worship Leading