October 21, 2017

A Life in a Song

By Chaplain Mike A song has been haunting my thoughts lately. Though recorded a couple of years ago, I have just become familiar with it. It’s Glen Campbell’s cover of “These Days” by Jackson Browne. I remember the original from the early 70’s, when I was a Browne fan, but this cover is a revelation. […]

Lenny LeBlanc: Christmas Night

By Chaplain Mike Here’s a new favorite of mine that I’ve enjoyed the past couple of Christmases. From the album, Christmas Night.

And One Final List of Christmas Favorites

Yesterday, Jeff and I posted lists of some favorite Christmas albums. Music is such an important part of the Advent and Christmas season! I got into a habit early in our adult life of buying Christmas CD’s as gifts to mark my wife’s November birthday (she loves music as much as I do), and so […]

…And a Few More Christmas Favorites

By Chaplain Mike In usual fashion, the Very Right Reverend Jeff Dunn has thrown down the gauntlet by posting five of his favorite Christmas music selections. You didn’t think I would keep quiet and not respond, did you? Actually, I’m going to give you two lists. Jeff focused on folk and contemporary expressions of seasonal […]

A Jesus Story in Song

By Chaplain Mike Jeff’s post on storytelling songs yesterday got me thinking about all the great musical artists I’ve heard over the years who have painted song-pictures in which my imagination could wander. A great storytelling song puts you right there in its scenes, and suddenly you are seeing, hearing, and feeling what the characters […]

You Can’t Shake Jesus

By Chaplain Mike After a busy week of intense posts, here’s a moment of music for your enjoyment and encouragement. This is a live performance of a song from Ricky Skaggs’ new album, Mosaic.

“For” God or “With” God?

By Chaplain Mike One of my favorite teachers today is Skye Jethani, senior editor of Leadership Journal and Out of Ur.com. The following video is a good example of why I appreciate his emphasis so much. In it he describes a turning point in his own thinking and ministry when he realized we may be […]

Keaggy Classic

By Chaplain Mike Continuing with our music theme, I thought I’d give you some great sounds to kick off your Friday. In the list of some of my top five albums, I mentioned Phil Keaggy’s “Love Broke Thru” (1976). This was Keaggy’s second solo album. He previously played with the band Glass Harp, who recorded […]

And . . . Five of My Favorite Albums

By Chaplain Mike Mr. Dunn has thrown down the gauntlet. Nothing sparks a good discussion more than “Top ______” lists. And for those of us who are baby boomers, there’s nothing we love discussing more than music. I recently went to reunion of friends who graduated from 8th grade together — that’s right, 8th grade. […]

My Five Favorite Albums

Note: We really are planning a discussion of Robert Capon’s Between Noon And Three. No, really we are. Still waiting responses from a couple of writers. (You do know that none of these writers get paid, right? Which makes it kind of hard for me to crack the whip on them…) So stay tuned…it’s coming. […]