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 […]
The following is part of the on the go training that I’ve begun to give our adult leaders in our youth ministry. The principles should be transferrable to other youth ministries with small group programs. I Heart Mixtapes Remember tapes? Those little plastic boxes with ribbon that threatened to get tangled in your cassette player? […]
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 […]