Top Ten Lord’s Prayer

Rock and Theology linked to Commonweal Magazine which shared this rock version of the Lord’s Prayer, which reached No.4 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart back in 1973. Sister Janet Mead is one of a very small number of nuns to have a gold record. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Queen Jesus

One key question: How did I not know about this song by Queen until now – or did I know about it and somehow forget? Another key question: Can we do this song in church sometime? (The issue, as far as that is concerned, is less “Will this meet with approval?” and more “Do we [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Matthew 7:24-27, Whovian Version

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