Matthew Perryman Jones is one of my favorite artists of all time. Not only is his voice one of a kind, so is the authenticity he brings to songwriting. Every musician should be paying attention to how…
In movies the hero butts up against a problem, something that threatens his peace, safety, and happiness. If the screenwriter is at all talented, we quickly sympathize. We have troubles of our own, after all, and our sympathy and identification increase as the story intensifies. Every twist and turn of the plot worsens our hero’s position to the problem until, when all appears most dire, he finally prevails. The problem is resolved and peace, safety, and happiness are restored. The hero triumphs. All is well. We breathe easy.
It’s a hopeful and satisfying formula. It presents a picture of…
What I love about our faith is it’s power to reconcile. At the birth of the Christian community, just after Christ went to be with the Father, the Spirit was sent to reconcile Jews and Gentiles (and yes, even Muslims) with no shortage of truth. But the spirit of that movement was love and peace, even if it caused an enormous amount of tension.
In history, there are very few movements that involve strong, unshakeable statements of…
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