Saturday, January 23, 2010

40th Anniversary

It's been over a year since I started this blog. I'll admit that some of my posts have been stronger than others, and some have been longer than others. I apologize for the length of some of my ramblings, especially in some of the more emotionally charged topics. This will be my 40th post. I'll keep it short.

We've been through a lot together, haven't we? We've debated a numerous amount of political, social and spiritual topics, and I can honestly say that I've been enlightened by many of your comments. I don't have a corner on the Truth by any means, but I have my ideas and it's an honor to be able run them by you. Maybe someday I'll use the subjects we've discussed here in a more extensive format, like a book, or something. I know it seems cliche (musicians writing books), and I definitely don't believe that I can give a fresh voice to any topic, as everything is borrowed, but something deep in me sees that challenge on the horizon and wants to meet it. It's a bucket list entry.

2010 is going to be a different year for this blog. I spent most of the last year at home, in my head. On 4/6/10 TCC's new record is coming out, which means I'll spend quite a bit of time on the road. I know I've done some journalling on here, but I want to do more of that in 2010 with updates from the road. Being home for awhile has made me miss the road, and I've also been shocked at how much I don't remember from different towns and places and experiences. I think when you're out on the road for 3 years straight the experiences tend to run together. I want to document more, because I realize I will probably look back on these years as some of the happiest of my life. I'm putting this in writing so I hold myself to it.

Thanks for reading, commenting and challenging the things I say. You all have played a significant role in my development as a human being.



  1. Look forward to it (and the album).

  2. Hey Matt! I just wanted to tell you that I've so enjoyed reading your blogs. They're always really thought provoking. Looking forward to reading your next 40 blogs. :)

    p.s Can't wait for the new TCC album! Please tour Tx again soon.

  3. i love reading your blog Matt! everything you say makes me think of things in a totally new way. i cant wait for this year and the new TCC album

    p.s. i know this is what you hate to have people say this but come to NJ haha but you dont have to listen to me of course

  4. I just wanted to say that your blog has made me think, and I would like to return the favor. On Twitter you said you needed to read a good book, well here is my suggestion. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, yes it is young adult fiction but the story itself is beyond the reading level. I hope you take this suggestion because I believe that it's a book everyone should read.

  5. Sometimes it is not what that is said, but how it's said and who it reaches out to. And even the exact same words, between the exact same people, can have totally different meanings from one week to the next. Thanks for repeating.

    P.S. Read Don Miller if you haven't.

  6. I think it would be totally amazing if you published a book i would definatly read it you put things into a new perspective i definatly love it.

  7. hey matt, sorry i know, this is was posted a year ago, i just started following your blog a month ago and have been reading through it chronologically, made it through a year in a month not a bad track record. In regards to this post, I've been playing on a soccer team with all non-christians for the past 3 years, i attend a christian school whereas my teammates are from the local highschool, so i'm kind of an outcast newcomer. Their dialouge consists of many sexual innuendo's and many blurting of swear words, it makes me feel more out of place, I love those guys on the team but i feel that there's no real connection because there's no real common ground. When you're travelling around talking to people how do you manage to relate to them?