A Song for a Snowy Palm Sunday

You can sing this to the tune of “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake (there are also versions by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and also by U2 that you may be familiar with):   I Believe in Snow at Easter   They said there’ll be snow at Easter And snow on Palm Sunday [Read More...]

Butler’s Performance

I only caught the nail-biting final half hour or so of the Butler vs. Marquette basketball game. That was because I was watching another Butler performance. At Clowes Memorial Hall, the Butler Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with a number of other individuals and groups, performed several pieces: Michael Henson’s “We Didn’t See Them As Human,” Sergei [Read More...]

WHONA

Today I visited WHONA – Who North America – for the first time. They have open houses once a month, but you can visit on other days with an appointment. WHONA is the major distributor of Doctor Who merchandise for North America, and it is based right here in Indianapolis. For sale they have just [Read More...]

Snowy Butler University Campus

A couple of photos I took on the Butler University campus today. [Read more...]

Pastors and Education

I spoke recently with a reporter from the local paper The Indianapolis Recorder about pastoral qualifications. The article that resulted has now appeared, and I am quoted quite a bit in it, saying things like this: Those who say the Bible is important to them, very often don’t actually read the things that scholars within their [Read More...]

Bethel AME Church

I had the privilege of participating in worship at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Indianapolis this evening. My pastor Tom Bartley was invited to preach, and brought our church music team (of which I am a part) with him. The church has a fascinating history – for instance, it was a stop on [Read More...]

Schelomo

I had the privilege of attending a concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater tonight. It featured cellist Zuill Bailey as soloist on Ernest Bloch's Schelomo and Nico Muhly's new Cello Concerto, together with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They also performed Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony.” It was wonderful! I had heard Schelomo several [Read More...]

Carnivorous Snow Reaches Indianapolis

While I have been blogging about the Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Snowmen,” Indianapolis and central Indiana have been blanketed in a blizzard dumping a foot of snow on the city, and it is still falling, with strong winds. I am very disappointed that some employers have not shown the sort of concern for their [Read More...]

More from the MYO Play-a-Thon

Here’s a video (in which I unfortunately didn’t capture the first couple of notes) of music from Super Mario Bros.: And then a couple of Irish fiddle tunes –  Porthole of the Kelp: And Toormore Polka No.1 and No.2: [Read more...]

Power

Power has been restored! I express gratitude on behalf of my family and my neighborhood to the hard-working folks from the Indianapolis Power and Light Company and other contractors they brought in. Here is a song in honor of the occasion: Blogging will be back to normal soon. [Read more...]

Happy 175th Anniversary, Crooked Creek Baptist Church!

Yesterday my church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States, celebrated its 175th anniversary. There was a special program book about the church’s history, including drawings of the early log cabin building, and a bookmark insert with a list of the pastors that have served the congregation. The service incorporated guest [Read More...]


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