“Hole in the World”: A Musical Entry Point into the Gates of Heaven

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I don’t quite know how to explain it any other way, but Daniel Amos’ “Hole in the World” feels like a song that I've always known. The first time I heard it via a battered cassette copy of MotorCycle, I was absolutely convinced I’d heard it before, though I couldn't quite put a finger on when and where. As such, the song has always been a haunting listen for me, which strikes me as rather appropriate given its lyrics about the end of the world, the afterlife, and one’s first tentative experiences … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: Eric Church’s “Springsteen” Is Sort of Like Heaven

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I don’t listen to the radio very often. It’s not that I don’t like the radio—the real issue is that I am a CD junkie and my truck is my sound booth. Lately I have been listening to Rhett Miller’s live cover album The Interpreter and Jason Isbell’s new album Southeastern. But when I am with my wife, the radio gets some love. On my way to the grocery store last weekend my wife and I were listening to country music radio and my ears were piqued by a fantastic song: "Springsteen" by Eric Church. … [Read more...]

What is more Shocking: Rob Bell? or How we Communicate?

Is it really shocking to people that Rob Bell's forthcoming book appears to be poised to challenge historic Christian beliefs on the afterlife?  Do we too need to join John Piper in tweeting, "Farewell Rob Bell"?  Are all these Christians who think Bell has come out as a universalist being mean and unfair?  What does the fact that this discussion has blown up to fairly epic proportions on the interwebs say about how we communicate?Well here are some articles to help you navigate these wa … [Read more...]


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