On Spotify I have a playlist called “Best Studying Soundtrack Songs.” This playlist has helped me through many a projects, and it makes your writing feel epic.

Currently I have a little over 7 hours of play time on the playlist, so sometimes I forget about a song that is on the list. The other day I ran across a beautiful song I had forgotten about. The composer Hans Zimmer continually produces amazing songs, and he did it again for the movie 12 Years a Slave.

If you have seen 12 Years a Slave, this one drips of sorrow, regret, yet there are hints of hope. And the strings, I can’t get past the strings. If play it over your laptop speakers, you are doing it wrong.

Patrick Schreiner

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I teach New Testament at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I am married with three children. This blog, against all wisdom, includes anything I am interested in. That includes movies, music, theology, culture, hermeneutics, the Gospels, and politics. Feel free to comment and let me know you are reading or that you have found something helpful. I reserve the right to delete unhelpful or rude comments. Many of these posts are simply things I find interesting and therefore I am not asserting I agree with everything I link to.

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