Category Archives: Society

Thinking about Exile

The assertion that being a Christian in contemporary America is more difficult than it once was will garner widely divergent responses from the two poles of our divided society. Some on the Right will claim that there is widespread persecution … Continue reading

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Beauty Matters (Or, Why the Right Needs Great Art)

The title of this post might be strange enough to generate interest, but I will begin with a statement that isn’t strange at all. I went into music for two reasons: I was good at it, and I enjoyed it. … Continue reading

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Fighting for Normal

This morning I was able to do something special that was completely normal until six months ago: I performed a piece of music, with other people, in public. The COVID-19 event has robbed society of much that was beautiful and … Continue reading

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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

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A Curated Social Media Presence

Readers that also follow me on Facebook might remember that I deleted my social media accounts about ten years ago, and avoided social media entirely for over a year. While I enjoyed keeping in touch with friends and colleagues around … Continue reading

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