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Music for Holy Week: Fernando Ortega’s “The Crucifixion of Jesus”

Despite my deep love of music, I seldom write music reviews, largely because I listen to classical music 90% of the time, and I just don’t have the corner on classical music reviews. But I also listen to worship music,... Continue Reading →

Was there really “no room in the inn” for Jesus?

When Jesus was born, was there really “no room in the inn?” I love this season more than any other, in both its darker Advent shades and its brighter Christmas morning celebration. So I was deeply surprised when a few... Continue Reading →

Singing Christmas Music During Advent

A few thoughts on why flexibility on the church calendar during Advent may be in order

Children in Church: Habits for Eternity

This essay available as a pdf here. A Typical Sunday Last Sunday my family went to church as we always do on Sundays. I am the music minister at our church, so I was standing at the front of the... Continue Reading →

“Let the Children Come Unto Me” – Reflections on Infant Baptism

A warning to the reader: This is really long for a blog. I've stopped trying to pretend that I can ever fit what I have to say into 700 words. For those of you who may not want to read... Continue Reading →

Morality and Politics Part III: On Faith

Reason cannot answer the most fundamental moral questions, so our morals are ultimately based in faith.

Morality and Politics Part II: Liberalism’s Moral Problem

The core liberal values of rationality and consent are not an adequate foundation for morality.

Morality and Politics Part I: The Moral Basis of Political Action

Political action is always an expression of morality, and morality boils down to questions of value and purpose.

Conservative Foundations: Some Things Are Just Wrong

We consider natural law and limitation as two fundamental ideas undergirding conservatism.

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