Paul Simon, Psalmist?

By Andrew Goddard In his already highly acclaimed new album, Seven Psalms, Paul Simon, born into a New York Jewish family, has brought to the fore his wrestling with questions of faith and doubt. This focus ... Read More...

Singing in Prison

By Ephraim Radner We all have strong views about hymns. My standard is whether they can be remembered in prison, be sung aloud, and have a practical immediacy capable of encouraging those in the cell next door. Like Paul and Silas. We have all read about... Read More...

To Touch the Face of God

By Daniel Martins My parents were not particularly musical. Neither played an instrument, and the only organized singing they ever did was when my mother was in the church choir for a time. My father, who wa... Read More...

Serious and Joyful

The Great Passion A Novel By James Runcie Bloomsbury, 260 pp., $28 Review by Christine Havens In his sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, the rector of my church referred to Bach’s writing of St. Mat... Read More...

In Praise of Alberta: Introducing Corb Lund

By Dane Neufeld As it is Stampede season in my neck of the woods, it seemed like a good occasion to reflect on a little country music. American readers will most likely not be familiar with the music of Corb Lund, a folk country singer-songwriter who has be... Read More...

The Confessions of Mark Heard

By Joey Royal  Mark Heard, who died in 1992, was one of the truly great American songwriters. He spent much of his career on the margins of the Christian music industry, and never found mainstream success du... Read More...

Turn Up the Sad Songs for Advent

By Cole Hartin Advent is the season of longing, of preparation, of hope. As I’ve been reflecting on these themes over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve realized that most of the music I am drawn to year... Read More...