Poetica, Theologia, Musicorum

Poetica, Theoligia, Musicorum, They belong together, you see, in quorum For the act of creating Brings light to questions predating The very souls we know and think of (whom we use as inspiration in love) For, experiences now are mere shadows of the creator God The One whom we must give inordinate laud So our…

What is My Only Comfort in Life and in Death?

I had written previously about catechism resources, and it wasn’t until my mom died and we read the first question and answer from the Heidelberg Catechism corporately at the graveside service that I realized this is what catechisms are for. The theology we have studied for years and years as children and teenagers prepare us…

The Invocation

O Revelator Sustaining every soul who longs to know the Father’s will O Revelator Sustaining every soul who longs to know the Father’s will Veni Sancte Spiritus Veni Sancte Spiritus Come reveal what’s in Your heart Show us who we really are Come reveal what’s in Your heart Show us who we really are More…

Desiring the Kingdom

“And the rigors and pleasures of musical creation attest to our vocation as subcreators. In short, music and song seem to stand as packed microcosms of what it means to be human. How appropriate, then, for song to be such a primary means for reordering our desires in the context of Christian worship.” James K.A….

“Without Luther, There Would be No Bach”: TGC Article

The reformers had a tremendous impact not only on the church’s theological views, but on many other facets of ordinary life throughout the centuries. Luther’s 95 Theses gave way to the value of what was known as “secular” vocations, that were at the time deemed as “lesser than” by culture.  This Gospel Coalition article (below) really is wonderful…

Catechisms for Family Discipleship

I will hopefully be writing more on catechisms in the next year and their place in family discipleship, but in the meantime, here are some resources in various Reformed and Lutheran denominational traditions for your families: Luther’s Small Catechism (Lutheran Church) Heidelberg Catechism (Christian Reformed Church) Westminster Shorter Catechism (Presbyterian Church) New City Catechism (Combination of various Reformed Catechisms) (Now…

Education as Formation

“EDUCATION IN VIRTUE IS A KIND OF FORMATION, A RETRAINING OF OUR DISPOSITIONS” -JAMES K.A. SMITH