An Interview With Jonathan Green of JG Hymns

To just say Jonathan Green plays hymns is a bit deceptive.  Posted up in Edinburgh, Scotland, this native Bostonian, weaves the stories of the past with the realities of the present, glancing towards the future.  His “hymns” blend the ethereal thump and fuzz of his electronic equipment with the warm strums of obviously human instrumentation. …

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An Interview with Vito Aiuto of the Welcome Wagon

[A new dimension for HR’s new site is a focus on Art, Theology and Culture.  Chris Breslin will be leading our forays into the world of music searching for lyrics and tunes that wrestle with the raw realities of life and faith, and sitting down with artists and practitioners who are doing some of the wrestling…] Vito…

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Review of Faith Without Illusions at Unsettled Christianity

Joel Watts is open about the fact that he struggles with cynicism.  So it is quite daunting to know that such a sharp, theologically astute young man with cynical leanings is reading Faith Without Illusions.  His blog, Unsettled Christianity, is one of the most visited biblioblogs out there, and he cranks out multiple posts every…

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A Russian formalist on what art does for us…

I picked up James Ressegui’s introduction to narrative criticism in the NT and found this quote about the purpose and power of art— Habitualization devours works, clothes, furniture, one’s wife, and the fear of war….  Art exists that one may recover a sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the…

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New UCF CD… “Sing On”

UCF has a rich history of creating music.  The latest project is called “Sing On” which is a collection of original songs (and a reworked hymn) by students in the UCF community.  I knew the CD would be amazing because I know each of the artists and because I have so much respect for Jordan…

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