True friendship is first inkindled by a spark from Heaven, and heaven will never suffer it to go out, but it will burn to all Eternity
A mix of new and old, blending genres with thematic depth and distinction, marrying the current zeitgeist to the latest songs with an ear for what I need to hear right now.
“Order” is not a word that we relish all too much. It comes with images of armies marching all apace, of monotony and rigidity, like a cultural straight coat. Order seems to ruin all the fun, sticking us in the same old place, doing the same old things, the same old way we’ve always done them.
The film version is a tame, whitewashed version the original play that loses its dark thereby losing its light to a cloudy, unfocused conclusion.
Lovers of Middle-earth may feel that with the Hobbit films being long concluded now, and rumors of a future Silmarillion film being dismantled, that there may not be much left to milk out of our favorite Lord of the Rings stories. But the past few months have included big news for Tolkien fans.
As Christians, we must not get caught up with the notion that our faith must evolve and change to keep up with the times. Our church, the church catholic, is not an ever-fluid, ever-morphing body, but a body set and sealed by the blood of Christ. We go back to find where life began.
Vancouver based musicians Sheldon and Nic Kozushko from sheldoncole came by Converge for a chat. We talked about the West Coast, Jesus, and their new EP: Detroit.
Many of us know the song “Honesty” by Billy Joel from his 1978 album 52nd street in which he declares that tenderness “isn’t hard to find.” But few people know that 5 years earlier on that very same record label Paul Simon released a song called “Tenderness” in which he argues the very opposite to Joel.
Worship wrests us from the stories of earthly kingdoms, and exposes them for the lies they are – whether it’s the story of Trump’s or Hilary’s America. Our public worship stands to destabilize the entire American empire – every empire. There is no more radical act than the worship of the Church.
Paul, in 1 Corinthians, implies that although everything in the Bible is important, not everything is equally important. Some doctrines are more important. To simplify things, we could think of three levels of theological triage.