Music and Verse


Music is a universal medium of expression. Music can “take us places” unlike any other form of expression. Music, verse and other forms of art and expression are the ways in which we demonstrate that we are made in the image of a Creator, a creative God. As an English Literature major in college, a “man of letters” in my career and avocation, and a lifelong music enthusiast, I look forward to plunging into faith through the eyes of music and verse:

 A spiritual take on Stairway to Heaven

Blind Willie Johnson, Gospel-infused blues

Finding Balance in Worship

Hard Time Killing Floor, the blue of Skip James

Music of Love, the story of Johnny Swim

Music that Resonates with the longing for “joy” described by CS Lewis

Musician faith stories

Why Switchfoot won’t sing Christian songs

The Linguistic Origins of Modern Drumming: the debt rock music owes to the Civil War

A Musical Detour through the Lush Soundscape of Mongolia with a modern indie rock surprise