© Something Borrowed Something Blue

November 28, 2015

As I settled into the festivities that come with Thanksgiving, I stopped to try to take it all in. I was surrounded by a loving family and caring friends, amazing food, joy, laughter, and songs. I realized that I had so many things to be thankful for this year. I have the privilege of being a student at a wonderful university, I have fostered friendships that will last a lifetime, I am blessed with an incredible roommate, and I get to sing with an amazing a cappella group. These are just a few of the things that bring a smile to my face on a daily basis. However, this semester I had fallen time and time again into the trap of the sophomore slump, and I felt so much anxiety and stress that I began to feel numb. When I analyzed my life and the blessings that I was surrounded with, I simply f...

November 16, 2015

 

Two months ago, when I arrived at Duke for the first time as a student for First-Year Orientation, the concept of a “Christian a cappella group” on a college campus was unfamiliar to me. I lacked imagination — in my mind, generic college a cappella groups were composed of friends who sang songs sometimes. Sure, each group might perform different music and have different people, but their purpose — to sing— was the same. But Something Borrowed Something Blue called itself a “Christian a cappella” group, and its purpose was not just music but also ministry, a dimension that I did not expect to see.

 

It wasn’t that I had never heard singing in a Christian context before — the opposite, really. While growing up in Dallas, I learned to sing at church, where every Sunday morning would begin with...

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Where we share reflections on our relationship with music, the community around us, and God. We hope our words can shed light on what being a Christian a cappella group means to us. Collegiate musical ministry is definitely a learning process, so no matter your musical or faith background, we welcome your comments on our experience. Thank you!

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