Grace Notes: Maritime, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Low, and Junior Boys

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share a video or two highlighting music that we find particularly engaging and meaningful.Drew's Picks of the Week:MaritimeMaritime's new album, Human Hearts released this week and its pretty great. Sadly many peo … [Read more...]

Christian Appreciation of "Secular" Music

I love music. I have a larger than average collection of it. The rapid growth of the internet with regard to music has opened my eyes to a wealth of thoughtful song writers who produce beautiful music. I think good music, "Christian" or "secular" is worth celebrating and consequently Jason and I recently launched Grace Notes: a weekly column exploring signs of common grace in the world of music. If we really believe that God created all things, then appreciating beauty is a Christian issue.I … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Oh No Oh My, Epic45, Johnny Flynn, Aaron Roche, Kurt Vile, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share a video or two highlighting music that we find particularly engaging and meaningful.Jason's picks of the week:Epic45My first article for CaPC compiled a list of albums that would make for a very nice p … [Read more...]

10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now

Time Magazine recently put out an interesting article:  10 ideas Changing the World Right Now.  It's quite thoughtful... and, I hope you'll notice, has a lot of connections to our Looking Forward articles (1,2,3,4,5) and podcasts (1,2,3). … [Read more...]

What Do We Truly Like About American Idol?

What do we like about American Idol?  I struggle to answer this, because the responses are quite varied.  David Dunham and my high school students enjoy Simon tearing down (sorry: constructively criticising in a British sort of way) hopeless hopefuls.  Rich likes awkward silences.  My wife likes beautiful voices.  Apparently, America likes sob stories and youth.  Me?  I like watching the Detroit Tigers on a different channel.But as far as I can tell, enjoyment of American Idol tends to stem fro … [Read more...]


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