Category Archives: Theology

“It Matters to This One:” Why I Still Teach Music

My twenty-first year teaching low brass at the university level is beginning in a challenging and fractious moment for our society in general and for higher education in particular. After the COVID-19 event appeared to be petering out over the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Story, Part 2: Why the Right Needs Great Art

Before beginning the content of this post in earnest, perhaps I should go ahead and answer one question that might have occurred to some of you: am I speaking about the Right with regard to politics, or with regard to … Continue reading

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“Musicians for Christ” Interview

I am pleased to have been the first interviewee in what will be a series of interviews with Christian musicians on bass trombonist Calvin Audis’s new website. This material might be of interest to readers at The Reforming Trombonist also, … Continue reading

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On Church Cemeteries

General. Why do I sit here? To escape from the pirates’ clutches, I described myself as an orphan; and, heaven help me, I am no orphan! I come here to humble myself before the tombs of my ancestors, and to implore … Continue reading

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Beauty Matters…Even for Conservatives

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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