• Article: “Organum and Persona”, Pesic

    August 18, 2019 12:34

    The article Organum and Persona, Peter Pesic, argues that the development of polyphony (starting in the 9th century) had a basis in the deepening of the Christian idea of the Trinty — multiple ‘persons’ yet one unity, likewise in polyphonic music multiple voices yet one coherent piece.(more )

  • What to Do With Holy Writ

    July 22, 2019 12:28

    It seems to me that in our modern day we are inclined to categorize literature into the neat categories of ‘fiction’ vs. ‘non-fiction’. But I wonder if literature in general, and Sacred Literature in particular, doesn’t fit in that tidy dichotomy very well.(more )

  • Good People are Neither Easy nor Impossible to Find

    July 14, 2019 12:24

    American Christians can be divided between those who believe a good person is easy to find and those who believe a good person is impossible to find. Those who believe good people are easy to find frequently take stances along the lines of “I’m not perfect — God is not finished with me yet.” Thus we’re all as good as can be expected at the moment, and additional goodness will just naturally happen as God does the heavy lifting for us.(more )

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