My Top “Ten” Favorite Choral Pieces

My Top “Ten” Favorite Choral Pieces

One of my wife’s best Christian friends at our homeschool group is the wife of the talented music director at a large area church. This couple has become respected friends of ours, and recently they asked us to house two singers from a choir that was visiting their...

Barbershop Thursdays

I just watched this four times in a row. While getting *lots* of other work done. Love these SNOBS. Is there a better tag in all of barbershop?

Review: By the Waters of Bablyon

Scott Aniol’s new book, By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, argues at length against the architects of missional evangelism—not because Aniol thinks the attractional model (of Hybels, Warren, et al.) is better, but because he doesn’t see...

Roger Scruton on Pop Music on BBC 4

I liked this so much that I just don't wanna apply critical thinking to it. It felt right, so it's right. Don't ask me any questions about it. Just listen to it. It's only a few minutes long. Okay?

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption Promo Video

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption now has a promo page on If you haven't yet purchased a copy, you will want to do so now that there is a promo page. Bryan Smith, the presenter on the video there, is the one whose vision I was trying to live...

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption

I finally got my copy. It's the culmination of my nine years at BJU Press and the one book of mine most likely to actually get read: Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption, a 12th grade Bible textbook for Christian and home schools. But I can't say the book is...

My New Favorite Choral Group

Voces8 blows me away. So smooth. I've been listening to their classical albums on repeat for weeks as I write (their early pop stuff is kind of silly), and Rachmaninoff is a perfect way to show off their skill:

“Take Me to Church”: A Christian Review

“Take Me to Church,” by the Irish artist Hozier, is a global hit, reaching the number one slot in 12 countries and the top 10 in 21 more. It has gone triple platinum in the U.S. Here's the opening verse: My lover's got humor; She's the giggle at a funeral, Knows...

The Grid by Philip Glass

I just love Philip Glass. The Grid is my favorite piece (followed closely by Renfield and other music written for piano). This is just perfect study/writing music for me:

Best Line of Argument on Contemporary Worship Music

The most helpful stuff on contemporary worship music I've read comes from those trained to discern the meaning of cultural forms (semiotics). That's why media ecologists like T. David Gordon are so insightful. I'm not the prophet he is, but see his article, "The...

Carols from Kings

Have you ever heard a boy soprano? In real life they quaver a lot, but in Britain they're awesome—especially together. I sort of knew this from CDs I got in college, but it wasn't until I got a DVD and saw the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sung by the Choir of...