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I Just Really Like Movie Sountracks, Okay??

Never talk to me or my son (the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Soundtrack by Howard Shore) ever again. When I was growing up, my parents never acquiesced to playing children’s music in the car. I mean, my brother and I got to choose from time to time what played, but it was rarely … Continue reading I Just Really Like Movie Sountracks, Okay??

10 Christian Songs NOT Written By Mainstream Worship Artists

I used to feel guilty about not listening to worship music all the time as a Christian. I still feel guilty if I don’t feel like I’m “connecting” with God when I listen to or sing certain worship songs. I’ve come to learn that worship is a posture, not a preference. We all worship in different ways.

Prepare Him Room

Whether you like it or not, Christmas music is here. It’s after Thanksgiving, so all the naysayers have already had their day with the Christmas-music-right-after-Halloween crowd. Which is me. I’m one of those people who ramps up the Christmas music on November 1. I’ve pretty much always been that way. Then again, I was the … Continue reading Prepare Him Room

You Don’t Bow Down to Them.

One of my biggest vices is self-image. If I were honest with myself, I would say that I want to be all things to all people–a human chameleon, if you will. People pleasing is a pretty typical human trait. Since we’re social creatures, we want people to like us. But sometimes, it can drive us … Continue reading You Don’t Bow Down to Them.

Euphoria and the Nihilism of Generation Z

  I’m a crusty old Millennial. Not really. I’m actually right on the cusp of Millennialism. I was born in 1996, which most people contend is the cutoff. Generational divides are fairly fluid, but in general, Millennials are among those who came of age at the turn of the millenium, who remember a time before … Continue reading Euphoria and the Nihilism of Generation Z

Media Minute – Lockdown Edition! May 2020

Before I get into the meat of this long-overdue Media Minute, I want to take this space to announce that I now co-host a podcast about movies! My friend Corey and I have launched “And the Award Goes To…”, a podcast that focuses on the Academy Awards. Listen on Spotify or wherever you find your … Continue reading Media Minute – Lockdown Edition! May 2020

Day 30: English Ivy – Rogue Valley

We made it through another one! I started round three in the hope that it would get me through quarantine, and it did, but now there’s more quarantine because it got extended for a little. Oh well. At least it got me through these first thirty days. I thought I’d end with a bang–one of … Continue reading Day 30: English Ivy – Rogue Valley

Day 28 & 29: Dying in LA – Panic! at the Disco; Amie – Damien Rice

Day 28: Dying in LA – Panic! at the Disco  How do you define popularity? It’s kind of a rhetorical question because popularity means different things for different people. When I was in high school, the popular girls were the ones who played sports and had effortless hair and makeup every single day. They were … Continue reading Day 28 & 29: Dying in LA – Panic! at the Disco; Amie – Damien Rice

Day 26 & 27: Gold Dust – Emarosa; Movement – Hozier

Day 26: Gold Dust – Emarosa Things can seem like a good idea at the time. Part of what makes us human is learning from our mistakes or looking back at our past and realizing that maybe we weren’t in the right in that moment. At that point, it’s our job to work through those … Continue reading Day 26 & 27: Gold Dust – Emarosa; Movement – Hozier