Thoughts on moving to Tokyo, 2.

Spice World was 1997 in a nutshell. The Spice Girls took the world by storm and were on every item you could find. Spice Fever, I believe, was the word for it. I had a favourite: Posh. She was the best looking of them all, and she was my first pre-pubescent crush. It didn't take... Continue Reading →

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Outsider

I listened to Lecrae Moore's biography, Unashamed. It was too easy to identify with the prologue of the book - that he felt like an outsider: someone that didn't fit in with any particular group. He wasn't part of the commercial hip-hop community, nor was he part of the Christian music industry. The feeling that... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on Christian music

This following is something I wrote some time ago. I still feel the same way about much contemporary Christian musical worship, and will follow this up with a critique of a contemporary song. Enjoy! 1. It seems that when it comes to Christian sub-culture, criticising the worth of ‘Christian’ things is immensely controversial. For example,... Continue Reading →

Quarrelling Soul

  ‘Then, as this vehement quarrel, which I waged with my soul in the chamber of my heart, was raging inside my inner dwelling, agitated both in mind and countenance, I seized upon Alypius and exclaimed: “What is the matter with us? What is this? What did you hear? The uninstructed start up and take... Continue Reading →

Singing Scripture

“This knitting of song into our bodies is why memorization of Scripture through song is often so effective. Song soaks into the very core of our being, which is why music is an important constitutive element of our identity.” James K. A.  Smith

No fresh thoughts on Singleness

Some friends of mine recently encouraged me to write some thoughts on my experience of 'singleness'. Much of what I write may appear cynical, but these are earnest thoughts. It comes from a place of great failure, but also of great joy. The greatest prize is God himself. No person can be more than that and... Continue Reading →

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