Does One Art Form Bring More Glory to God than Another?

A discussion of professions, the arts, art media, and the glory of God It is Christmastime, and Christians around the world are singing “Glory to God in the highest.” We rarely consider what they mean. In church, we may parrot the Westminster Shorter Confession, which states that the purpose of man is to glorify God… Read More Does One Art Form Bring More Glory to God than Another?

Look What You Made Me Do

A Christian Perspective on Taylor Swift’s song. I rarely comment on trends and events in the entertainment world, mostly because I don’t follow it.  I do follow my daughter’s life, however, and she asked me to comment on Taylor Swift’s latest music video, Look What You Made Me Do. So here I write, as a… Read More Look What You Made Me Do

The Misty Mountain String Band

For Bluegrass and Americana, you can’t do better than the Misty Mountain String Band (MMSB). I saw them for the first time on 12 May 2017 at an open-air concert in Louisville KY. Formed in Louisville in August of 2012, the MMSB has toured throughout the southcentral United States and released three CDs – Red… Read More The Misty Mountain String Band

Christianity and the Arts

How and why Christians should engage in the arts at church, at home, and in all areas of life.  **Source Images for the The Church, the Arts, and Shaping the World for Christ.** Return of the Prodigal Son – Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) Susanna and the Elders Giuseppe Bartolomeo Chiari (1654-1727) Utrecht School The… Read More Christianity and the Arts

Music, Lyrics and Chords

Many people love to sing. Though individual and group singing seem to have declined in Western culture since professionally produced music is constantly available, making music, not just listening to it, is one of the healthiest and most fun things that people can do. Singing improves breath control and respiratory health, it improves our mental… Read More Music, Lyrics and Chords

Basic Guitar Lessons

Since I lead music for children with voice and guitar at our church, I am sometimes asked to teach children how to play the guitar. The topics that we cover during each lesson are below. We use a variation of the Progressive Beginner Guitar book. Lesson 1 Parts of the guitar Types of guitar Styles… Read More Basic Guitar Lessons