Bringing Hymns Back A while back I wrote about the band Page CXVI my interest in seeing the worlds of indie music and hymnody mix. The theological and historical riches that many hymns offer are being re-introduced to a new generation through new arrangements that are compelling to a less traditional audience. As someone who […]
In the past, I’ve mentioned my love of hymns. Like any music, hymns are a practical way of conveying a message, oftentimes more successfully than a pulpit or lecture might do, due to the repetition and sheer memorability of music.
Being a father is a crazy thing. My son, who I like to affectionately call “the boy,” is a mimic machine. For better or worse, he is constantly watching what I’m doing, oftentimes repeating my actions down to the smallest detail. The other day, I was chewing gum while I changed thy boy’s diaper. I […]
Zach Nielsen of the blog, Take Your Vitamin Z, has recently released his first jazz EP, Songs In a Minor Key. The album features five songs, three of which are jazz standards. The other two are jazz arrangements of Nirvana’s Come As You Are and The Police’s Message In A Bottle. I’ve been listening to […]
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post hymns are a wonderful part of traditional Christianity that has been lost on many new Christians who did not grow up in the traditional church. Thankfully, there are groups like Page CXVI, who are breathing new life into forgotten hymns by arranging the songs in more current musical […]