Dissonance

Dissonance

Music can teach some profound lessons. Because words fail to capture sounds, “Dissonance” is better heard than defined. You know it when you hear it. It’s a chord that seems chaotic instead of what most of us would call pleasing harmony. But musical pieces often use chords that are somewhat dissonant at strategic points in a symphony or even a pop or rock song. They may serve as a dark moment in a piece - perhaps punctuating the character of a villain in a film score. Or they may even build interest by creating suspense - capturing a moment of discord in the story - a question that is unresolved at the moment. 

An honest reading of the Bible from its beginning will reveal moments of dissonance - some tension in the text or unresolved questions.

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