I first discovered Ska music in college. The origin of Ska began in the late 1950s and was the precursor to a rockish version of reggae. The Ska genre of music combines elements of Caribbean mento, Big Band with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the offbeat. The O.C. Supertones were one of the first Christian Ska bands to hit it big in the United States.
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. 16 But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 2 Timothy 2:15-16.
As a new year has begun, many are still scrambling to figure out what changes you are going to make in 2023. Subsequently, beginning 2023 with the O.C. Supertones song Resolution may help some of you make a decision of how or what you want to change for the better. Are you going to devote every day to reading the Bible and prayer? Will you be disciplined to eat healthier? Or is it time to set a realistic work out plan in 2023? Whatever you decide, today is a great day to make your resolution.
by Jay Mankus