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Posts Tagged ‘Music

Matt the Electrician’s Exploration of Virtue

November 12, 2021

Matt the Electrician’s latest album is a reminder of why we need poets. After recently losing his mother and a fellow musician, he reflects on the theme of death in multiple songs. In a culture that attends funerals on Facebook and often avoids the subject of death, Matt’s words are an important reminder to us […]

Prayer Songs

October 8, 2021

The idea that we can categorize everything as either religious or secular is a modern notion. Throughout much of history, there was no religious-secular divide. Everything was spiritual. We are not better off for forcing all things into contemporary categories we have invented. All we have done is created new problems. We can now relegate […]

Joy and The Lovin’ Spoonful

September 24, 2021

“A joyful heart is good medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22) Music can evoke many different feelings and emotions. A song may make a person feel happy, sad, angry, excited, etc. Music is powerful. God knows this, and this is why music is part of his plan. Songs are scattered throughout the Bible. The church sings when it […]

Gravel Roads and Other Little Things

September 17, 2021

Life’s mysteries unravel when my tires hit that gravelAnd I leave the paved road far behindEvery breath I breathe is one step closer to meEasing my worried mind– William Elliott Whitmore The formation of ourselves is happening all the time. Our choices shape us in one way or another. In a sense, everything we do […]

When Culture is King

September 10, 2021

“The chute opens, the bull draws blood, and the gift is accepted by God”– The Killers As the music industry continues to experience changes, I hope the album never goes away because when it is done right, it can be a beautiful work of art. Pressure Machine, the new album by The Killers, is an […]

Charlie Watts: Simple Man

August 27, 2021

Charlie Watts, the drummer for the Rolling Stones, passed away this week. Although most people know the names Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, fewer people recognize the name of the drummer for one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever, and that’s how Charlie would want it. He was a unique individual. He was […]

Preaching From the Poets: Let’s Be Still

May 11, 2020

5 Questions on Faith and the Arts

April 3, 2019

True Sadness

September 15, 2016

“Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, ‘The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.’” (Luke 17:20-21) The Avett Brothers’ […]

Depreston

September 30, 2015

Each year, I try and make at least one taping of Austin City Limits. I have seen some great acts over the years (Fleet Foxes, Punch Brothers, Future Islands, and Joanna Newsom). This year I was fortunate enough to see Courtney Barnett. She is an up and coming musician from Australia. She plays a brand […]