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Rich Mullins – Ragamuffin, Prophet, Kid Brother of St. Frank

Well, it’s been just over 10 years since Rich Mullins died in a car crash on a backroad in Illinois. I was attending a concert at Messiah College with Geoff Moore and the Distance about a week after the accident, and Geoff was telling stories about Rich, before shocking us…

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Is it okay to sing about loving each other?

As I was preparing for Bible study tonight, I decided to get out my guitar and find some songs about community and loving each other. I have about 200 songs in my worship folder (choruses and camp songs mostly). Of those, only 1 song, Bind Us Together, was clearly about…

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Is there such a thing as Christian music? – Part 2: The Music Industry

Did you know that ‘Christian’ music is the only modern music categorized by lyrical content rather than style? Did you know that most Christian music currently produced comes out of a business industry where most of the formerly independent Christian music companies have been acquired by large mainstream companies like…

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Christian Imagination Study – The Psalms and Authenticity

Tonight in our small group we began by reading Psalms for worship. Simply put, our worship time was a poetry reading. There’s a lot of poetry in the Bible, and David wrote a good portion of it. David, a boy who didn’t have the look of a king, even to…