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(Blue Like) Jazz & Christianity 9
by / on June 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Pop Culture

(Blue Like) Jazz & Christianity

If we focus too much on the emotion of Jazz (or Christianity), then it becomes something we do for our own consumption rather than because of its beauty. And if Jazz veered away from its roots and began to sound exactly like classical music or sounded too much like grunge rock it would no longer be Jazz.  Likewise, Christianity that looks like generic spirituality is no longer Christianity

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Soulful Isolation with James Vincent McMorrow (album review) 2
by / on March 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Soulful Isolation with James Vincent McMorrow (album review)

It’s rare to attend a concert where the opening act is so compelling that you wish it were the main event. As James Vincent McMorrow — the opening act — walked off the concert stage, those of us in attendance watched jaws hit the floor in a state of reverent awe. His latest album leaves us just as spellbound.

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Avett Brothers’ Darkness in Light (video) 0
by / on February 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Avett Brothers’ Darkness in Light (video)

At first hearing, it’s difficult to pinpoint what The Avett Brothers are referring to in their hit song, Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise, when they sing, “There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light.” Their incredibly creative and stunningly beautiful music video may offer some clues.

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Sufjan’s Schizophrenic Playground (album review) 3
by / on February 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Sufjan’s Schizophrenic Playground (album review)

Sufjan Steven’s Age of Adz presents a schizophrenic vision of life and love. For the past decade his fans have witnessed intimate portraits of his life in the idyllic Midwest; the Age of Adz catapults them from temporal to the cosmic plane on an existential rocket ship.

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