Category Archives: Music

Tolkien, Myth, and Reality

Last night I had the opportunity to catch an early showing of the new Tolkien biopic.  I’d known about the showing for a while, but wasn’t sure I would make the early showing, even though it had a 30-minute interview … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday’s Best

Upon finding this song by Rick Elias that was on Rich Mullins’s The Jesus Record, I discovered that Elias had recently died from cancer.  Elias was a founding member of the Ragamuffin Band, which played with Mullins often.  The comment … Continue reading

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A Song from the Painted Desert

The second semester of the year is about to begin, which means that Christmas break is turning into some early January chaos.  Lots of things to take care of, for sure. Here’s a recording of Andrew Osenga’s “Give Up” from … Continue reading

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Song for Another Leg of the Journey

A wonderful presentation of a classic song for the long road.

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Beyond the Babel Moment

Mumford & Sons “Babel” moment feels like a million years ago: that sweet spot when Sigh No More was comfortable ensconced in the collective conscience and Babel took things to some kind of next level, banjo and all.  Now, on … Continue reading

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A Song Worth Sitting With

The latest album from Death Cab for Cutie has been out for a few weeks now.  It’s the kind of album that draws you to the lyrics more than the music, which is always something that Ben Gibbard and company … Continue reading

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Remembering to Remember

I’ve been oddly and unexpectedly reflective these last few days, mostly due to a conversation I had last week that was a kind of perspective on working with youth . . . and ultimately how it’s changed since I my … Continue reading

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