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Music Review: The Highwomen

While I might not return to listen through this album completely, some songs will stick with me and I’m glad for that. But I imagine I’ll be satisfied with the songs and heroines the Highwomen themselves love.

Music Review: Lover

While I wanted to hate this album wholesale, I simply can’t. It’s not great, and often sounds like a collection of slightly undercooked ideas, but more songs will survive on Lover than on Reputation. It’s also the 2nd best album titled Lover that came last month. 

Book Review: Beyond Authority and Submission

There are a lot of debates and discussions happening within confessionally Reformed and Presbyterian churches centered on gender and sexuality. In some cases, the confessions to which these churches hold are being questioned, re-defined, or even ignored. Beyond Authority and Submission does not entertain or create such a controversy.

the year of Gundersen

It was the Year of Gundersen, a sort of black hole, but an enjoyable one. It was not an easy year for me: I needed company and constance, and found both in his music, which went with me everywhere. You could get into figuring out whether it's serotonin or dopamine or some other kind of chemical response, but I don't even care: it helped. 

Book Review: Travels with Charley

“Beyond my failings as a racist, I knew I was not wanted in the South. When people are engaged in something they are not proud of, they do not want witnesses. In fact, they come to believe the witness causes the trouble.” - Steinbeck

Book Review: Why Can't We Be Friends? (Joshua Torrey)

The church is uniquely those called by the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ to be united with one another; but through over-sexualization, it has allowed its members to be severed one from another. By grounding her thesis in the humanity and unity found in Jesus Christ, Byrd provides the stable blocks for further discussion and application of deeper fellowship among the members of Christ's body.