Guest contributor Nick Rynerson on the beautiful struggle of marriage as found in “James Alley Blues”.
Yankee Gospel Girl on our yearning for romantic love as yearning for Eden lost and Eden yet to come.
Bach’s church cantatas were never meant for a secular audience, they embody a post-resurrection worldview.
Iron & Wine’s new album explores pain and vulnerability within the context of a relationship’s many stages.
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Exploring the controversy over Shai Linne’s “Fal$e Teacher$”.
Brief thoughts on songs that are on Christ and Pop Culture writer’s playlists.
Metal bands understand the importance of the resurrection because if it is true it changes everything.
A search for Contemporary Christian Music from the 1990′s that is aesthetically pleasing and theologically rich.
This is the last post I will write for Retuned but it is not the last thing that you will read from me. In the past year I have had the incredible opportunity to present my ideas on music and theology to all of you. I want to thank you for your support in this adventure […]
“Our wonder will become realigned to God’s grace and our hope is not in escaping this earth but making our stand here as the God of the universe one day will bring heaven down to us.”
Illustrating the truths of Christianity through the power of music. One night I was listening to a local rock station who allows their listeners to come up with their seven song perfect playlist. I caught the tail end of one woman’s playlist and noticed an interesting trend through the last three songs—noise, chaotic and furious […]
Songs we listened to this week and our brief thoughts on them. “Lead Me Home” – Jamie N. Commons An original song written for the AMC series The Walking Dead but unabashedly religious: Oh lord live inside me, lead me on my way Oh lord live inside me, lead me on my way Lead me home […]
aroma contemporary christian music lyrics Ink and parchment with a bit of mustiness for good measure. christian song called trying too hard This: church hymns predictable chords All of them. ‘Nuff said. BOOM! does god honor groaning as way of worship? Why yes he does. What kind of question is that? Have you not heard […]
A review of the month in music. Tod Machover is doing some interesting things with music from physiological to social. Lecrae is being reached out to by secular rappers because of his Grammy win. Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel’s recordings added to Library of Congress. Two classic rockers took over the Billboard 200: Jimi Hendrix […]
Matthew Linder on David Bowie’s return to music and the charts with his new album “The Next Day”.
Two funny videos from “Portlandia” exacerbating the importance of our music choices in shaping our children’s lives.
Matthew Linder on Jimi Hendrix’s new album “People, Hell and Angels”