Monthly Archives: April 2016

On Making Good Shoes

The Christian shoemaker does his Christian duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship. For those interested in the Protestant doctrine of vocation, that tasty little nugget allegedly spoken … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Worldview, Church, Doctrine of Vocation, Evangelism, Martin Luther, Practical Christianity, Theology

Why I am a Christian

While this blog is dedicated primarily to my teaching and performing work as a brass player, over the nearly four years of writing here I have enjoyed occasionally writing about my views on various aspects and implications of the Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Assurance, Bible, Christian Worldview, Doctrine, Fatherhood of God, Francis Schaeffer, Practical Christianity, Salvation, The Future, Theology, Truth

“Provisionally Happy”

This past Saturday we had the spring concert of the trombone ensemble and tuba-euphonium ensemble here at the University of Mississippi. As you might imagine, it was both an enjoyable and stressful event for me. These ensembles depend greatly upon … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Worldview, Education, Francis Schaeffer, Higher Education, Music, Music Education, Performances, Teaching Low Brass, Truth, University of Mississippi

Music: The Last Bastion of Sanity in Public Education?

Two caveats before I begin. First, for full disclosure, my son is presently enrolled in a private, Christian school. My wife and I have chosen this for him because we like the curriculum and overall ethos of his school, though like … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Higher Education, Music, Music Education, Pedagogy, Performing