I was once told by a friend that the measure of an artist is not his capacity to create, but rather his capacity to think. We artistic types like to say things like that. Then we can have what we perceive as a brilliant thought, pat ourselves on the back, and continue throughout our day thinking we are brilliant artists. But art is a bit more complicated than that. Art is not merely about thinking great thoughts, nor is it about creating large amounts of content. Great art is when brilliant thoughts are combined with exceptional content in such a way that the synthesis is something greater than its parts.
So, as an artist, the challenge to create art is extremely daunting. Somehow I have to combine words with music or paper to create something bigger than me. On every allusion and simile, on every chord progression, every melody and cadence, hangs the potential to be something timeless or something worthless.
Most of what is on this blog is worthless. This is my vain attempt to marry my thoughts with my actions and produce something of value through the only media I don’t completely suck at. However, my hope is that in spite of my feeble thoughts, God might be praised and you might be challenged.
I am a husband to my wonderful wife, Lauren, and the father of my incredible son, Kyler. I work as the worship pastor of Fellowship White Rock and am a theology student at Dallas Theological Seminary.
I am also a songwriter and writer/writer. You can contact me at codykimmel[at]gmail.com.