Category Archives: Practical Christianity

“CoronaTunes” Retrospective

When the stay-at-home orders relative to the COVID-19 event began to be issued in mid-March I resolved early on to spend part of the time away from my normal performance schedule making multitrack recordings to share on Facebook and YouTube. … Continue reading

Posted in Acapella App by Mixcord, Alto Trombone, Audio Interfaces, Bass Trombone, Christian Worldview, Conferences, COVID-19, Digital Revolution, Distance Education, Euphonium, Instructional Technology, iPad, Microphones, Mixing Boards, Multitrack Recordings, Music, Music and Theology, Pedagogy, Performance Videos, Performing, Practical Christianity, Quarantine, Recording Technology, Recordings, Smartphones, Social Media, Tablet Computers, Teaching Low Brass, Technology, Tenor Trombone, The Business of Music, Trombone, Tuba, Videoconferencing

What is the Gospel?

What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ? That’s a strange question to ask near the end of the eighth year of writing a blog that is mostly devoted to my professional interests but sometimes dabbles in things spiritual. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Christ's Person and Work, Christian Worldview, Church, Confessionalism, Denominations, Doctrine, Practical Christianity, Ravi Zacharias, The Gideons International, The Gospel, Theology, Worship

We Were Not Made for This

The last eight weeks have been a rollercoaster ride, for sure. Before spring break we had only begun to hear the faintest whispers of a new virus that had originated in China and “might” pose a threat elsewhere. By the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Formation, Christian Worldview, Church, College Hill Presbyterian Church, COVID-19, Digital Revolution, Liturgy, Lord's Day, Politics, Practical Christianity, Prayer, Preaching, Quarantine, Social Media, Society, Technology, Theology, Videoconferencing, Worship

Downhill Bible Reading

Perhaps I’ve grabbed your attention with the weird title, but I should clarify that I’m not writing today to introduce you to some extreme sport that somehow combines rapid descending speeds with reading large books. The title is apt, but … Continue reading

Posted in Assurance, Bible, Christian Formation, Practical Christianity, Reading and Study, Theology

Tolle Lege!

This morning I had the opportunity, as I do several times per year, to speak to a congregation on behalf of The Gideons International. You are probably familiar with the Gideons even if you don’t realize it; we’re the folks … Continue reading

Posted in Augustine of Hippo, Bible, Christian Formation, Evangelism, Practical Christianity, Salvation, The Gideons International, Truth