My attempt at another Christmas Carol for 2016 (I started back in 2013) is called “But Why Such Infant Means As This?” dedicated to a dear friend of mine (he’ll know because the tune name is based on his favorite Greek New Testament word). Here are the words, as well as a link to a… Continue reading But Why Such Infant Means As This?
Patheos, which holds a lot of interesting ideas, often hosts conversations that are interdisciplinary, or at least cross-cultural (in a religious sense). Like with many things in the internet age, however, there is a lot of bad content. By bad content, I mean content which appears to convince its readers, but doesn’t actually add to… Continue reading Rightly Divided: Introduction
Not everything happens for a reason. But in everything that happens, there can be a reason to bring hope and healing to others. God can use our pain for a greater good if we choose to let him in. Here, I am responding to the premise of this blog post to a relatively popular writer… Continue reading Be Very Afraid
So, here’s a whack at what I would say is so important to these verses. I try very hard with Proverbs to take things in context; but there isn’t much to go on anyway. So, take a gander, let me know what you think in the comments. Just in case you didn’t know, all references… Continue reading Proverbs
I was recently in a OfficeDepot, searching for a replacement computer for my Mac (it’s a long story), and while I was waiting on a sales attendant to check his stock, I had the chance to have a good ol’ conversation with a native of the area. We talked about what each other were doing,… Continue reading “He Justs Makes Sense”
Recordings: A timeless tradition and innovation of western music. We record great performers, actors, and we store them… permanently. But it isn’t music. “But sir, why would you say that? I listen to recorded music all day long!” I realize this; we need recordings, and we can enjoy them, but we should avoid them. When… Continue reading Musical Pictures
The dichotomy that musicians face when approaching music is one like this: Do I strive to make no mistakes, or do I strive to make less mistakes, and be embarrassed about them? One man’s dichotomy is another man’s plunder. We often feel, as musicians called to excellence, that the only way we can communicate effectively… Continue reading Excellent Mistakes