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 →

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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 →

The Birds

At work we've got this birdcage, which from one point of view is fantastic therapy. Looking at the birds is a nice distraction, however it also means someone has to clean up the poo all over the large cage; change the water; food; and provide additional maintenance. It's all a fuss. Anyway, I decided to... Continue Reading →

The Pear Tree

"Theft is punished by thy law, O Lord, and by the law written in men's hearts, which not even ingrained wickedness can erase. For what thief will tolerate another thief stealing from him? Even a rich thief will not tolerate a poor thief who is driven to theft by want. Yet I had a desire... Continue Reading →

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