Announcing the 2017 Hutchmoot Keynote Speaker!
I’m so pleased to let you know that David Taylor will be our Hutchmoot keynote speaker.
I met David last year, thanks in part to the famous (infamous?) video he produced, featuring a conversation on the Psalms with Bono and Eugene Peterson. Read More ›
Unsolicited Writing Advice: Be Less Introspective
Writers write because they have seen something in the world around them, and they want to show it to someone else. Why, then, do we writers spend so much of our writing time thinking about ourselves? Read More ›
Getting Ethan #3
Click through for this week’s Getting Ethan comics. Read More ›
Overcoming the Single Story with Community
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Read More ›
Free Music! Jeremy Casella’s Death in Reverse
In the vast amount of music I’ve listened to over the years, there are only a few albums that I’d call “transcendent,” and that looks awfully dramatic now that I see it in writing. Read More ›
Members, Check Your Mailboxes!
With our new membership program, each quarter we’re sending a gift to our members as a way of saying thank you for helping us do what we do. If you were a member for at least 2 out of the 3 months of the first quarter, check your mailbox. Read More ›
Bringing Color to the Dragon Lord Saga
Batman’s origin story is full of darkness. Orphaned as a child, taking on a the mantle of a bat to fight crime in the dark of night – no wonder he only works in black (or sometimes, very very dark gray). Read More ›
Sculpting the Wingfeather Saga
There’s a little white church building in Connecticut that for many years has hosted concerts by me, Jason Gray, Andy Gullahorn, Eric Peters, The Gray Havens, Jill Phillips, and many more. It’s called Read More ›
Getting Ethan (Week Two)
Getting Ethan is back for week two! Click through for this week’s comic strips. Read More ›
Chris Thile, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Eucatastrophe in Music
[Editor’s note: Say hello to Drew Miller. Some of you will remember his band, The Orchardist, from the Local Show last month. I love the way he thinks about music. Read this post and you’ll see why.]
Starting at about 47:06 in the video below, Chris Thile reflects on his style of composing music and says: Read More ›
During my time at seminary I became enamored with the lives of the saints. Perhaps “enamored” comes across the wrong way—my Protestant roots run deep enough that I’m wary of turning anyone or anything Read More ›
Class: How Did We Get the Bible?
Update: Tonight is the final week of our “How Did We Get the Bible” class. Dr. Trafton will discuss how Scripture has been translated and passed down to us over the centuries. Previous attendance isn’t necessary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to come and I’ll send you the address. Read More ›