An Interview with Keith Getty

Do you know the modern hymn In Christ Alone? There’s an interview in The Curator with Keith Getty, one-half of the songwriting duo who wrote the song: NZ: Would it be fair to say that there’s a tension you’ve experienced between writing music as an art form—as a liturgical art form—and creating it as a commodity for the marketplace? KG: There’s [Read More…]

Joni Eareckson Tada at the Oscars?

The Oscar nominations came out late last week, and there were plenty of reactions all over the internet from movie lovers, critics, and more. But in a move that surprised nearly everyone, the Academy nominated a song from the movie Alone Yet Not Alone for Best Original Song. The shocker for many was that the film—which didn’t [Read More…]

Advent Peace

Yesterday was the second Sunday of Advent, and, as promised, I’m posting another round of Advent reflections that I wrote a few years ago. Here’s an excerpt from the one on “peace”: Peace, as St. Augustine says, is more than simply the absence of war. It is the tranquility of order—when all of the spheres [Read More…]

Art and Sports and Money

I love sports, and I love art. Both are relatively “useless” things – in an instrumental sense – that still, I think, are important to our lives together. So I was interested in this article published at the Wall Street Journal after the controversy around the $142.4 Francis Bacon triptych sold at Christie’s last week. As [Read More…]