Christmas Music Worth Your Time

The following may not quite enable the musical equivalent of a monastic flight from the forced saccharine madness that blares from too many speakers in public places, but each album will help create spaces of Christian contemplation and reflection during the Christmas season.

Bob Dylan: Advent songwriter?

The central theme of “When He Returns” is not the dynamics of personal conversion, but the cosmic scale of the divine last word.

Mystery man

Burnett, like Bob Dylan, seems omnipresent in popular culture but guards his offstage life with such care that he remains largely a mystery.

We seem to ‘Want It Darker’

In rock music, especially in the performance arena, there is no room for prayer, but I think that so many of the songs people write are prayers. A lot of my songs seem to be prayers for unity within myself. … L... Read More...