Geddy Lee on Religion, Spirituality, and “Positive Energy”

Tom Beaudoin, a theology professor at Fordham University who blogs at Rock and Theology, asked Geddy Lee of the band Rush about his thoughts on the relationship between music and spirituality. This was his answer: It is interesting to hear him articulate that a strict religious upbringing killed any love he might have had for [Read More…]

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Mars Attacks Young-Earth Creationism

Ian Millington recently drew my attention to an article about NASA’s Mars rover, and pointed out to me an interesting implication for young-earth creationism. If young-earth creationism is correct, and geological strata we see on Earth result from a global flood, then why do we find such strata in rocks on Mars? Of course, one can [Read More…]

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House of Mirrors

Here's a demo version the latest song I've been working on. It should be considered a rough draft, but I'd appreciate feedback on the lyrics, the theology, and the music. The “guitar solo” should be treated as a placeholder – in fact, it should be described as a “'guitar' solo” since no actual guitars feature [Read More…]

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Requiem Mass by the Other Offenbach

Another rock mass has been brought to my attention, this one by a French progressive rock band called Offenbach, not to be confused with the earlier composer of that last name. The above is one part of it. [Read more…]

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Ultimate Concern

This is a recording of a song I wrote, giving musical expression to the view of faith advocated by theologian Paul Tillich. Let me know what you think! [Read more…]

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Electric Prunes – Mass in F minor (1968)

I mentioned the idea of a rock mass recently, and had the above drawn to my attention.   [Read more…]

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Rock Mass

I found myself wondering recently whether the necessary components for a mass in rock style are available. Below are songs which have the right titles and are not a world away in their themes. But are there other songs, and ones perhaps more suited for this purpose, than the ones below? I wonder what it [Read More…]

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Matthew 7:24-27, Whovian Version

Via Craig Hurle and the TARDIS on Facebook [Read more…]

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#ProgGOD 2 is Live!

Tony Jones noted that the second collection of blog posts approaching how progressive Christians think about God is live on the Patheos web site. It includes my own contribution to the discussion as well as many others. And just in case anyone thought the reference to “prog god” had something to do with a different [Read More…]

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Messianism in Music

The song  “One for the Vine” by Genesis (written mainly by Tony Banks, I believe) has some fascinating lyrics, which I will include below the video. The video is a rare live recording – here is a link to the original album version if you prefer that.   “One for the Vine” Fifty thousand men were sent [Read More…]

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Time Stand Still

Rush – Time Stand Still I turn my back to the wind To catch my breath Before I start off again Driven on without a moment to spend To pass an evening With a drink and a friend. I let my skin get too thin I’d like to pause No matter what I pretend Like [Read More…]

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