Redefining Bluegrass: Sarah Jarosz and the New Bluegrass Contemporarists

Have you heard of Sarah Jarosz?  If not, you should check her out.  She’s part of an interesting develop in modern music.  Call it “classical bluegrass.”  NPR recently did a story on Jarosz and this developing sound, suggesting that her brand of performance is the child of a marriage between classical music schools and traditional [Read More...]

The Link 6.12.09: NPR on Sex, Inner-City Transformation, and Patrick Henry College

1. My TEDS buddy Andrew Lisi recently wrote a thoughtful blog on a report by NPR about how sex is, for the younger generation, almost completely separated from any lasting connection or bond. (Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts, NPR) 2. A Wheaton PhD student and friend of mine, Jeremy Treat, shares a stirring story about one [Read More...]

NPR, Child’s Play, and the Importance of the Imagination

A friend recently tipped me off to a great NPR article on the importance of child’s play. Here’s a key quotation on how child’s play has changed in the last half-century: “Instead of spending their time in autonomous shifting make-believe, children were supplied with ever more specific toys for play and predetermined scripts. Essentially, instead [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, February 22, 2008: Mohler, Carson, and One Powerful Song

1. Andy Naselli, a friend from TEDS and PhD student in New Testament (and D. A. Carson’s research guy) blogs about the online history of Southern Seminary that I worked on a few years back. I’m linking to it here because Andy lays out the site’s content in a really helpful way. If you’ve never [Read More...]


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