How the Lord’s Prayer brought Dave Brubeck to the church

Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck died earlier today at ninety-one, just a day shy of his ninety-second birthday.Known for his ability to make magic happen with unconventional meters, Brubeck leaves behind a hefty catalogue of amazing jazz. Albums like Time Out and Jazz Impressions of Japan continue to impress on the hundredth listen as much as they surprised on the first.What some may not know is that Brubeck also leaves behind several wonderful sacred compositions. (His obituary … [Read more...]

Faith as I saw it in Uganda

I knew the sound the second I heard it, a loud sustained cry, undulating but strong. “Is that the call to prayer?” I asked Eva, a Christian woman operating a small crafts shop.“It is for Muslims,” she said. … [Read more...]