Here at Slugs & Bugs mission control, we spent a long season creating content at a pretty rapid clip. We released 2 CDs in 2 years (35 tracks), created 14 animated or live action videos for the live show, and along with updating the blog and writing a slew of new S&B songs, I eventually had to slow it all down to a crawl in order to survive. I stopped posting on this blog, dramatically diminished my Slugs & Bugs social media interaction, and have now spent a season focusing on infrastructure and keeping the Slugs & Bugs concert calendar full. (Click here to inquire about bringing Slugs & Bugs concert to your community in 2013)(Really, click there).
Now, that season is slowly drawing to a close. I’m finding some much needed help in organizational and structural areas, which should free me up to work on things like a DVD, a Slugs & Bugs VBS, something I’m calling a Life Book, and other cool stuff that can impact families. And speaking of cool new stuff, I’ve begun to make plans for a 4th Slugs & Bugs CD to be released next year.
This new CD will definitely be the most challenging and most exciting Slugs & Bugs CD yet because… every lyric from the next Slugs & Bugs CD will be all straight from Scripture. Not ideas from Scripture or summaries of scripture; straight scripture verses, put to music.
I’m hoping some of you are actually pretty excited about this idea. Some of you may even be as excited as I am. I wish I had more scripture memorized, and I get pretty pumped when I think about the possibility of helping families memorize scripture. But I’m pretty sure some of you just got SUPER BORED. Believe me, I understand your yawn.
Typically, whenever I hear about an entire album of songs that are made up of nothing but word-for-word scripture I ja;ewlkf ;vdv;ccccccccccccccccccccccc oh – wait, see… I just fell asleep even thinking about a whole album of scripture songs. But if you’re still awake, do not despair. Just like the iPhone, the internet, the wheel, and original sin, this CD is going to change everything. OK, maybe not everything, but maybe something. A few of you may no longer be totally bored by the idea of a whole CD of songs from Bible verses.*
For me, the challenge of this project is almost as inspiring as the potential result. How can you be fun and silly with scripture? Well, a year from now I may be eating my words, but I am foolish enough to believe it is very possible. For encouragement, one need look no further than Veggie Tales creator Phil Visher’s new project “What’s in the Bible? With Buck Denver.” Dude uses hand puppets to talk about the Pentateuch, and somehow, it’s amazing. All 3 of my kids love it.
If you’re still reading, thanks. Because this next part is the most important part. Since I don’t exactly have the whole bible memorized, I could use your help with suggestions for more song lyrics, (aka Bible verses). SO, if you’ve ever wished you could memorize a certain verse or passage from the bible, OR, if you really wish your kids would memorize some certain verse, now is the time to take action… I mean, to let me do the work for you. If I choose your scripture suggestion, I promise to do my best to make that scripture passage irreparably memorable, using nothing but melody, rhythm, kale, Açai berries, flaxseed meal, and fish oil.
So, please, send me your scripture suggestions. I’ve already got 7 songs written, they are…
2 Peter 1:3-4
Old Testament Books (song)
New Testament Books (song)
So, if you love the Bible, and you love your kids, and you love Slugs & Bugs (it’s ok if you love us a little less), please comment here with Bible verse suggestions!
*Of course, there are notable good CDs of scripture songs (Seeds Family Worship comes to mind).