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January 27, 2014
Long Time Passing
The world has lost one of its greatest voices for civil rights and one of...
January 19, 2014
I’d Hammer Out Love
It may be blasphemous to highlight a song performance by privileged White performers on Martin...
December 22, 2013
Love and Understanding
It was Christmas 1981. I was in 3rd grade and I loved Star Wars. That...
December 20, 2013
“We Three Kings” Judas Priest Edition
Okay, it is actually Rob Halford and his supergroup. But Halford is best known as...
December 16, 2013
Hymns Through the Lens of a 13-Year-Old Young Man
"I already thought three was too many," Todd whispered to me in reference to the...
December 09, 2013
Mary Knew! Stop Asking Stupid Questions!
The popular Christmas song "Mary Did You Know?" by Mark Lowry is a pretty song...
December 05, 2013
As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela many are making lists of their...
December 04, 2013
Once in Royal Jethro’s City.
There was a nugget of a find at the local Thrift Shop today, “The Jethro...
November 29, 2013
“Asking peace of all the world And good will to man”
Calling the song that is the subject of this post a "Hymn of Social Justice"...
November 11, 2013
For Veteran’s Day: Aces High
The image of fighter planes taking to the sky to defend their homeland is haunting...
October 09, 2013
I Love Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder’s Critique of Guns
Eddie Vedder, of the rock band Pearl Jam, offers a Utilitarian assessment of the gun...
October 09, 2013
Working Class Hero: Happy 73rd Birthday John Lennon
Today,October 9th, marks John Lennon's 73th Birthday. This post is about my favorite John Lennon...
October 08, 2013
“Clothe Yourself in Righteousness”…but Maybe Not Clothes.
Over the last week, I have been enjoying the Quaker-inspired songs of Jon Watts. He...
September 26, 2013
Jesuits and Metallica
I was wondering how I could justify sharing a Metallica appearance on the Colbert Report...
September 11, 2013
This Song Should Be The American National Anthem (Hymns of Social Justice)
One of my favorite things to share as part of the Hymns of Social Justice...
September 07, 2013
James Taylor Showered the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Love.
Last night, James Taylor was joined by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony...
September 04, 2013
“Atheists have Rock N’ Roll”
I am not an Atheist, though I consider many Atheists amongst my friends. Fellow Patheos...
August 23, 2013
Pot? Bah Humbug. I’ve got the straight edge.
I really could care less about the movement to legalize pot or pot in general....
August 14, 2013
Holy Ghost of Tom Joad (Hymns of Social Justice)
I love The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. When I taught American Heritage at...
August 01, 2013
There are No “Fake” Geeks, Only Real Jerks. Geek Feminism Fights Back!
Apparently some guy geeks were not being very nice to some girls geeks. Guy geeks...
July 24, 2013
“I Don’t Mind Stealing Bread…” Remembering Mitch Snyder (Hymns of Social Justice)
"Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog brings us a duet by Pearl Jam's Eddie...
July 22, 2013
“Who Cares Wins” by Anthrax (Hymns of Social Justice)
With the first installment of Hymns of Social Justice coming from Emmylou Harris, I wanted...
July 15, 2013
“My Name is Emmett Till” by Emmylou Harris (Hymns of Social Justice)
Emmylou Harris performed this in 2011. It struck me as appropriate given recent events. NOTE:...
July 04, 2013
Is God an American?
Of course, not. While I cringe at the heavy doses of American exceptionalism (often in...
June 25, 2013
Does Ozzy Actually think “God is Dead?” You Might Be Surprised.
The new single by Black Sabbath asks the question "God is Dead?" Okay, the grammar...
May 01, 2013
Which Side Are You On? (Happy May Day!)
I was introduced to the Florence Reece's song "Which Side Are You On?" by Pete...
May 01, 2013
I am Union! (Happy May Day!)
This week, I officially became Union. I have joined the National Writers Union (NWU). The...
April 26, 2013
They Might Be Giants “Your Racist Friend”
I have long loved They Might Be Giants. The song "Your Racist Friend" is my...
April 15, 2013
Happy Tax Day!
George Harrison and Eric Claption perform the Beatles classic Taxman: I was going to write...
March 25, 2013
A Theory of Justice: The Musical!
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