Category Archives: Music and Culture

And I Must Be an Acrobat: (Lent Day #3)

For nearly three decades now, I have lived with the music of U2 as a near constant companion on my journey as a believer.  Unlike most of the other popular “Christian” bands that have come and gone, the music of … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus and the Eschatological Hope of “We Can’t Stop”

True Confessions: I do not regularly consume “pop” or “top 40” music, such as Miley Cyrus.  However, I am occasionally a sucker for a catchy melody.  In the late 90s I fell hard for the Backstreet Boys’ song “Everybody (Backstreet’s … Continue reading

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Mumford and Sons: Babel

For many fans of music that have grown weary of the auto-tuned tedium of the current pop scene, the unexpected rise of Mumford and Sons has come as a much-needed and welcome breath of fresh air.  Bursting onto the scene … Continue reading

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“When I Look at the World” in the Aftermath of 9/11

On this day, a day when so many Americans are pausing to recall what they were doing when just a few planes changed the world, I found myself pulling out a song that I used to listen to over and … Continue reading

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Standing with “Pussy Riot” in Defiance of the Church

Today, I stand in solidarity with the Russian, feminist, punk-rock, art collective known as “Pussy Riot.”   And as I do so, I do it as one who professes faith in Jesus Christ and as one who stands in defiance … Continue reading

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Can He “Get Me Right?”: Doubt … (part 3)

This is the third post in an ongoing series on the role of doubt in the life and practice of the church. Other posts within this series include:        Is There Room for An “Anthem of Doubt?        Big Enough … Continue reading

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Advent 2011: “Looking For Baby Jesus Under the Trash”

Last week, we began our journey through the advent season by taking a look at an early Christian hymn, penned over 2000 years ago.  If you haven’t read the post, you can find it here at: Advent 2011: The Slave … Continue reading

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