Caedmon had an interesting start to life — his desire and passion didn’t match his skill and ability. He wanted to sing. He wanted to recite poetry. He wanted to share in the communal musical and lyrical moments of his day. But he couldn’t. Couldn’t sing, he was off key. He couldn’t play the harp. To his shame he would run and avoid those moments which had become a heavy embarrassment for him.
What do you do when confronted with something you love, but aren’t very good at it? Can God somehow transform it? Can God use you to carry His song, His message to the world, even if you’re tone deaf and can’t remember the words?
Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, I look at the life of Caedmon of Whitby. The man who couldn’t hum or sing a tune, but became one of the first poets in English history and beloved of the people because he learned the scriptures and sang them in their own native tongue.
What’s interesting about Caedmon’s life is how closely it mirrors a story from the life of Moses — tune in to hear more.
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From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
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