October 11, 2018

For the record I love Sheryl Crow’s music, and her story is equally compelling, as a breast cancer survivor. Nowadays she lives in Nashville near family and draws on the music community there. And she looks just great for a 56 year old rocker. I remember her all the way back to her backing up the likes of Neil Young (remember ‘A Lotta Love’). She is a star in her own right, and does an interesting diversity of kinds of… Read more

October 10, 2018

The night time was the right time for the heavy hitters to come out and I loved them all. David Byrne is a force of nature who does very thought provoking social commentary rock. This time he came out with a format that looked like a marching and dance band all in matching outfits and all with instruments around there necks. No stationary instruments at all. Of course we got to hear classics like Burning Down the House and You… Read more

October 9, 2018

On the whole, the acts on the first day, were not much geared to teenyboppers, but then a festival that features bourbon wouldn’t be, of course. It would be illegal! Actually there were plenty of young acts, but with the possible exception of one of the younger acts they were Retro acts…. as we shall see. They were not hip hoppers or rap acts. The day began with Swimming with Bears (not to be confused with Dancing with Wolves) who… Read more

October 8, 2018

The Bourbon and Beyond Festival has become a big event in Louisville in the early Fall of each year. Last year the headlines were the likes of Stevie Nicks and the Steve Miller Band. And last year it was hot as Hades too, so you were sweating to the oldies. This year could not have been more different— it rained most of the day, sometimes very heavily. So… I finally got to have my own Mudstock (i.e. Woodstock) experience quite… Read more

October 7, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/15/opinion/sunday/conservatism-after-christianity.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage Read more

October 6, 2018

Lexham Press, a publishing arm of the considerable Evangelical operation under the banner of Logos/Faithlife is doing some important republishing. And from my point of view, one of the most important reprints is Richard Watson’s classic Theological Institutes. It has been sometimes wrongly suggested that Wesleyan theology was akin to lay theology or folk theology, but not serious ‘systematic’ theology. Anyone who has actually read any considerable amount of Watson’s Institutes will know that that criticism is just nonsense. And… Read more

October 5, 2018

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October 4, 2018

podcast 237 – Levine and Witherington on Luke – Part 2 Read more

October 3, 2018

In contrast to the endless recycling of oldie goldies by Three Dog Night etc. Paul McCartney is an example of the opposite end of the spectrum— endless creativity and new songs. This is truly remarkable for someone who could easily rest on his laurels…and what a large bed of laurels he has to rest on since the early 1960s. But no….. Sir Paul must Ram On. Now it has to be admitted that Paul’s voice isn’t all it used to… Read more

October 2, 2018

A-J Levine and I have done something that is unprecedented and unique— a commentary on a Christian Gospel by a Jew and a Christian together. Now we offer two podcasts on the commentary. See what you think…. Read more

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