After about 50+ spins of Sufjan Stevens’ “Christmas Unicorn” in the past week, I believe I am sufficiently convinced that “I’m the Christmas unicorn.” But don’t worry, I also believe “you’re the Christmas unicorn…it’s all right—I love you.” Let me explain. In 2012, Stevens released his second installment of holiday revelry Silver & Gold. This … More Sufjan Will Help You Find Your Christmas Unicorn
For The Church, the blogging arm of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, picked up an article of mine on the relief expository preaching has been for me in my ministry. I’ve also had the privilege in the past couple of weeks to work with the great folks at Christ and Pop Culture on a piece about … More New Articles at CAPC and FTC!
This 8th century Latin hymn is fantastic. It’s contemplative, simple, and filled with Gospel theology and truth. The four simple verses move through the story of the Gospel. Through and through, it is an adoration of Jesus Christ. It begins at creation, moves to the cross, then the resurrection and enthronement, and finally eternal hope … More “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire” Guitar Chords (Video)
If you own Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens, then you know that when you bought the album, you got a whole lot more than just music. You received a box full of Christmas cheer, complete with a comic book, stickers, and a bizarre festive fold-out poster of Sufjan sitting in with someone else’s family. … More “Joy to the World” Guitar Tabs (Sufjan Stevens)
This is an old Charles Wesley hymn I’ve grown to love as a part of our worship at College Street, and I want to recommend it if you aren’t currently using it. It’s a great hymn to kick off a worship service, and I love the way it summons every instrument, creature, and voice in … More “Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above” Guitar Chords [Video]
Mention the word “tradition” in a group of two or more Christians, and you are likely to hear as many different perspectives as there are people present. Backlash against a high view of Church tradition can be seen in many (but not all) denominations flowing out of the Protestant Reformation ranging from disdain and distrust … More Chesterton: “Tradition is the Democracy of the Dead”