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.
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The dust has settled. As of today, it has been about three weeks since Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was released. Obviously, the Internet exploded, because no one can have a calm, concise opinion anymore (we’ve all read the reviews for Cats.) I’ve waited for a little bit to let the masses and … Continue reading Star Wars and the Early Church: An Allegory
Today was my birthday. Yee haw. Birthdays are fun because you can celebrate what you’ve accomplished in the last year, and look forward to a new one. Birthdays change as you get older. Instead of cutesy parties and lots of gifts, it’s a bit more sentimental, maybe even more personal, and certainly more reflective. My … Continue reading Day 11: Out of Exile – Strahan
Does Audrey like metal? The answer is, sort of. But usually, not really. If you really dug into my heavier taste, you’d probably define it as the gentler side of post-hardcore. I like it when former headbanger bands mellow out, grow into their thirties, and have kids – and so does their music. (Because if … Continue reading Day 27: Anthology – Thrice
It’s not easy to leave this life with absolutely no regrets. Regrets come with the territory of living, because we all make mistakes (thanks, Hannah Montana.) But most of us have a wish to arrive at the end of our lives – whenever that may be – having lived a full and good life – … Continue reading Day 24: No Hard Feelings – Manchester Orchestra
I was an introspective child. I don’t say that to pat myself on the back either. I’ve been socially awkward since the day I was born, and have lived 80% of my life in my head thus far. Because I was so recessive as a kid, I had a lot of time and space to … Continue reading Day Twenty: Wonder – The Classic Crime
Who remembers the rock scene of the 2000s? If you’re a millennial, you probably do. Maybe you even went through the quintessential angsty punk-rock phase. You know, skin-tight v-necks, studded belts from Rue 21, bangs over one eye (maybe even bleached.) Almost emo, but not quite. And if your mom would have let you have … Continue reading Day Nineteen: (*Fin) – Anberlin
I appreciate it when musicians actually put thought into their words. That might sound kind of stupid, but honestly it can be rare sometimes. Especially in pop music. And, unfortunately, in Christian worship music too. (We’ve already talked about this.) You can sing “you are holy” five times in a row, but when do the words … Continue reading Day Fifteen: Deliverance – Strahan
Today, we’re finally going to talk about my favorite band. If you know me even a little bit, you’ll know I have more than a slight obsession with The Dear Hunter. I might even be their biggest fan (as far as I know.) The reason they’re my favorite is twofold: the expert way they blend … Continue reading Day Eleven: Whisper – The Dear Hunter
You might not think of the realm of pop music as a place where theology is discussed or unearthed. “Aren’t they all just about sex?” Well, yes. On Kiss FM they are. You won’t find much of anything there. But look at the broader sphere of pop music, not just the Billboard Hot 100. Many … Continue reading Day Seven: Only Love – Mumford & Sons