Country Music: God & County Swirly

I have spent very little time listening to country music. Growing up, I remember going to Grandpa Waugh's house and listening to old vinyls of Country Western singers like Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Jimmy Dean, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline. Whenever I take a long road trip, I make sure I've downloaded songs like "Big … Continue reading Country Music: God & County Swirly

Heavy Metal: Poets of Nothingness

When I first began to venture into music other than my parents, hard rock and heavy metal were among my first choices. At first, it was Christian Rock/Metal groups because that is what I could get away with. I'd go to the Christian bookstore and stock up on groups like Petra (rock, not metal), Bloodgood, … Continue reading Heavy Metal: Poets of Nothingness

Musical Genres and What They Teach Me: Introduction

For a long time growing up, I and my siblings weren't allowed to listen to any secular music. We listened to the Robbie Hiner Band, Tom Green, Marvin and Theresa O'Dell, and a bit of Don Franciso. Oh, and somehow my parents snuck in a bit of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, the Association, … Continue reading Musical Genres and What They Teach Me: Introduction

You Turn Dancing into Mourning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwX1f2gYKZ4 No, the title of this post isn't a mistake. I listened to this song recently, it's one we've done at least in Connexion and maybe Sunday mornings too. I like it. There is a time for dancing, for feasting, for shouting and laughing. That time is not right now. The truth is, the theology … Continue reading You Turn Dancing into Mourning