Carrie & Lowell: A Reflection

Sufjan Stevens’ new album, Carrie & Lowell, has been out for over a month now, but I’ve only had the chance to listen to it for the past week. I...
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    A few days ago while driving, I was listening to a few hymns I hadn’t listened to in quite some time.  I was singing along to the songs, trying to remember which words went with which verse.  My mind was drifting and I wasn’t really thinking about the music...
  • How a Brian McKnight Concert Expanded My World

    I am a creature of habit. I like routine, rhythm, and familiarity. Change and transitions are difficult for me. Sometimes my desire for routine makes me less open to trying new things. I’m also a music elitist, and I think there are certain types of music that are far...
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    Behold the Lamb

    Gather ‘round ye children, come Listen to the old, old story Of the pow’r of death undone By an infant born of glory Son of God, Son of Man   The world seems really, really messed up right now. The truth surely is that it’s always been this messed...
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    Follow Your Arrow?

    “Follow Your Arrow,” the catchy tune by singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, has found a home on country music radio and is getting love from those who embrace its message: be who you are, live for the moment, stop caring what people think. Like many of today’s chart-toppers, it tends to...
  • Switchfoot and Karl Barth

    Switchfoot is one of my favorite bands of all time.  Each of their albums is like meeting a new friend – at first, I’m not sure if we’re going to connect like I hoped we would, but over time my appreciation deepens to the point that my life is...
  • The Brilliance Lenten Reflections

    This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, as it is Ash Wednesday. As we enter into this season of Lent to prepare our hearts in reflection on the passion week of Christ and Easter, I think about the value of this season of lament that is found in the...
  • Sunday School Songs, Hardcore Shows, and the Psalms

    Music is a powerful vehicle for memory and expression. I remember learning the order of the books of the Bible through songs I learned in AWANA as a kid. I can still sing these songs, and many songs that I learned in Sunday School. Song lyrics like, “Yes, Jesus...
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    Megadeth: God’s Metal Band?

    Megadeth has recently released their fourteenth album, Super Collider.  An event like this is a big deal for me because Megadeth is my all-time favorite band. I’ve seen them live three times; I even caught both a guitar pick and an arm band from Dave Mustiane at one show. Classic...
  • Hummingbird – Local Natives (Guest Post)

    As I’m sure any enthusiastic fan can relate, waiting for the sophomore effort from a band is full of hopes and fears. You pray in some way that it is more of the same, and yet you want them to be EVEN better. In this way, the band, Local...
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