Drew Miller



The Lowlands: An Interview with Adam Whipple

By Drew Miller

Adam Whipple’s songs feel like dense works of fiction, making their own way between poetry and prose. You can sink your teeth into his words, savoring the many subtleties of flavor you’ll find on repeated listen. Read More ›

Re-Writing Our Patterns With Music: An Interview with Christopher Williams

By Drew Miller

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting across the table from Christopher Williams to ask him about his brand new (and may I add, positively excellent) album, Gather. If you want to check out the album for yourself, you can find it here. Read More ›

Cruciform Imagination, Part 3: Bad Neighborhoods

By Drew Miller

“My mind is like a bad neighborhood. I try not to go there alone.” – Anne Lamott

This analogy packs a punch because it portrays the habits of thought and feeling that comprise our imaginations as spatial, social, and economic in nature. Read More ›

Learning to Sing Collectively: An Interview with Sandra McCracken

By Drew Miller

In case you missed it, Sandra McCracken recently released a gorgeous live album called Steadfast Live. I had the pleasure of discussing this project with her a couple weeks ago. Below is the transcript of our conversation. Read More ›

A Few Words on “She” by Laura Mvula

By Drew Miller

How can songs make us cry in a matter of three minutes? Andrew Peterson has investigated this question many times. If you’re interested in investigating it further, here’s a case study for you: “She” by Laura Mvula. Read More ›

The Ache of All Creation: An Interview with Douglas McKelvey

By Drew Miller

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure and honor of talking with Douglas McKelvey about Every Moment Holy, his forthcoming book of liturgies crafted to consecrate and narrate us through the ordinary rhythms of our lives.

The book will be available in just a few short weeks, and you can check out its website here. Read More ›

Cruciform Imagination, Part 2: True & False Wealth in Spirited Away

By Drew Miller

Admittedly, Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is a very odd film, especially for us Westerners. I always feel a bit disoriented as I begin to watch it, especially since it makes substantial use of Read More ›

Cruciform Imagination, Part 1: Simile & Metaphor

By Drew Miller

As you know, metaphor and simile are not at all the same thing. The distinction between the two makes all the difference in the world. Let’s compare them using the song: Read More ›

A Loss for Words

By Drew Miller

I am a Christian at a loss for words. In fact, speaking from a Christian perspective feels something like tiptoeing through a minefield of words: I can barely write without worrying that the words I’m using will Read More ›

Chris Thile, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Eucatastrophe in Music

By Drew Miller

 [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 ›