Look, I know music isn't the only way to worship God or anything. Worship is simply ascribing worth. Spending all day waxing your car, chilling your spouse, playing on Pinterest, that's a form of worship. The same applies to God. However, Christians particularly like setting time aside for musical worship, which is AWESOME...well, it CAN … Continue reading If you Worship with Music…Use Music!!
It's that time of year when Christians ruin Christmas carols by adding in a bridge that completely clashes with the rest of the song, adds nothing of any real value, and basically tries to spice up linguistic gourmet with lyrical pop tarts. Seriously, how do you screw up "Joy to the World?" And who would … Continue reading Top 5 Things Wrong With Christian Music, Movies, and Books
There was something a little different at our church the other day: a saxophone player. We don't get horns very often, but this time, it was only the sax. The worship pastor let him do a lilting little solo during the bridge of one song and otherwise he just played along and y'all...can I just … Continue reading Why I Quit Saxophone (Not Cuz I Suck)
For such a culture of entertainment, we sure are against the stuff. When is the last time you danced? Prom? A club in college? You ever notice how rare dancing has become? If you watch a lot of old movies and read a lot of old books, you'll see that social dances were remarkably common. … Continue reading Non-Participants
I've never been one to idolize superstars. There has never been a movie star, musician, or any other celebrity that I've gone absolutely gaga over. As a matter of fact, I'm the kind of guy that rolls my eyes when I see fans weeping over the loss of their idol. It's always bugged me, people … Continue reading Carman
I think it's unusual for a Christian to relate to a Disturbed song. Much less two of them. Even stranger, they're both off their "Asylum" album. As the owner of every Disturbed album, I can easily say that "Asylum" was easily their worst. Still, there were some gems, but two are standing out in whole … Continue reading My Blasphemous Prayer
Last night, my wife and I watched "Fiddler on the Roof" for the first time in forever (it's a 3-hour movie; you have to schedule it in). This is not only my favorite musical, but easily my favorite movie of all time. The songs are pitch-perfect and the story is well told and beautifully presented, … Continue reading Old Musicals: The Loves and Hates