Monthly Archives: May 2013

Reflections on the “Worship Wars,” Part Two

In the first part of my discussion of this topic, published back in November, I spent most of the space simply defining terms. After all, so many in the church debate the question of “traditional” versus “contemporary” music in worship, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Confessionalism, Music, Music and Theology, Music and Worship, Practical Christianity, Theology, Worship

Why I am a Presbyterian, Part One

Several months ago, in one of the earliest posts on this blog, I wrote a short piece on why I believe the “Calvinistic” understanding of salvation is the understanding that is most true to the Scripture’s teaching on that matter. … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Confessionalism, Covenant Theology, Doctrine, Practical Christianity, Predestination, Presbyterianism, Providence, Redemption, Salvation, Theology, Worship

Summer Reading for Low Brass Players

First of all, my apologies for failing to publish anything here last week. With exams, grading, graduation ceremonies, and various other end-of-semester demands on my time, writing a new blog article just didn’t happen. (I’m sure hundreds of people were … Continue reading

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Making Good Use of the Summer Months: Some Suggestions for Brass Players

Today is the last day of regular classes for the semester at Ole Miss. I am looking forward to moving to my usual summer schedule, with less time spent teaching and more time spent on my own reading, writing, practicing, … Continue reading

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