October 19, 2017

A Musical Primer on the Ancient-Future Path

By Chaplain Mike If I were to design a course to teach about spiritual formation from an ancient-future perspective, my soundtrack would be the new album by John Michael Talbot, called, Worship and Bow Down. Remarkably, this is Talbot’s 53rd (!) record, but it is different than most of his previous releases. In light of […]

Second Quarter Listening Report

By Chaplain Mike It is time for my quarterly update on new popular music to which I’ve been listening. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on music, so I try to pick and choose what to put on my iPod. Like everyone, I have my favorites from whom I’ll buy an album […]

A Music Break

By Chaplain Mike For your Friday night listening pleasure, to help you unwind after a week of creation talk, a studio session by Paul Simon, playing a song from his new album. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, bureaucratic vision of heaven, called, “The Afterlife.” Enjoy.

For Memorial Day 2011

By Chaplain Mike I offer this, my favorite music video of all time, on America’s Memorial Day, for all who have died because of war, with a prayer that the day will come quickly when all such fighting and dying shall cease. Now the sun’s gone to hell And the moon’s riding high Let me […]

Happy 70th, Bob Dylan

By Chaplain Mike Part way through my morning, I remembered it was Bob Dylan’s seventieth birthday. I scrolled through my iPod playlist and saw that I had a “Dylan Mix” there. So, here are the 25 songs with which I celebrated Dylan today. There could have been a hundred more, but these 25 served just […]

First Quarter Listening Report

By Chaplain Mike Today, I will update you on some of the music that I’ve been listening to during the first quarter of 2011. My collection was enhanced more than usual because of a generous gift of an Amazon gift card from a dear friend (thanks, DS!). It gave me the opportunity to try out […]

Flower

By Chaplain Mike For your Friday evening listening pleasure—Amos Lee.

For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, from Chaplain Mike For Gail and my family, and all our friends everywhere.

One Voice

For your Friday evening listening pleasure… The Wailin’ Jennys, “One Voice”

Some Light Housecleaning

As I am stuck inside my ranch (ok, suburban ranch-style house) here in Tulsa waiting for the snow to melt, I thought it might be a good time to try to catch up on some light housecleaning. I have a number of books piled up that need to be reviewed. I’ll touch on a few […]