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...]

Happy International Jazz Day!

Happy International Jazz Day! To mark the occasion, here are two pieces that were performed at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Jazz and Jam Concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater last night. The first is “Merry Go Round” by the special guests who performed with the MYO, The Icarus Ensemble: The second is Malaguena by Ernesto [Read More...]

Missa Mirabilis: Doubt as an Act of Worship

Tonight (actually, yesterday by the time I am posting this) I went to hear a concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. The centerpiece of the concert was the world premiere of Stephen Hough’s mass, “Missa Mirabilis,” as arranged for choir and orchestra. The composer was [Read More...]

Allegro Moderato from Seitz’ Concerto No.5 in D Major, Op.22

Performed by the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis yesterday.   [Read more...]

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – Invest in MYO Concert, 2012

These are videos of the Orchestra B performances from yesterday’s concert. This was my son’s first concert as concertmaster for his orchestra! [Read more...]

“My View: Inform yourself about creation theories”

The Indianapolis Star has posted an opinion piece I sent them about “creation science” on their web site. I understand it will also appear in tomorrow’s paper. It is in the “Letters to the Editor” section, and they gave it the title “My View: Inform yourself about creation theories.” Click through to read it. [Read more...]

Coyotes by the Creek

Today I spotted a pair of animals just across the creek behind my house, which immediately struck me as being too large to be foxes. They have been hanging around, which gave me a chance to get a decent look at them, although they tend not to stand still for photos, and when they do, [Read More...]

Dinosaurs in the Book of Job?

A question came up on Facebook about the genre of the Book of Job in the Bible. It is mostly poetry. You can tell in most English Bibles by the formatting on the page. The two line units, with the second line indented, and “thought rhymes” (matching or contrasting ideas) in both of the two, [Read More...]

Indiana State Fair Grandstand Stage Collapse Tragedy

I want to offer condolences to all those whose friends or family were killed or injured when the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fairgrounds after a sudden strong gust of wind last night. The image that has impressed me most is the video below, in which you see the stage collapse, and then the [Read More...]

Stranded In Chicago? Eat Off The Kids Menu

I have been stuck in Chicago since last night. I missed a flight to London because of a delay from Indianapolis. Indianapolis airport has free wi-fi thanks to Marriott which sponsors it. You watch a short video about them, and then can access the Internet. Chicago O’Hare on the other hand asks you to pay [Read More...]

Sycamore School on the Discovery Channel

A great local school for gifted children, Sycamore School, located here in Indianapolis, has been profiled on a series on the Discovery Channel. Here’s a video of the episode: [Read more...]


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