Worship without obedience…

After what has been a necessary time away from the blogosphere, this morning’s devotional work has just led me to a conclusion that is too big to keep to myself. Henceforth – this blog post. We know this text, many of us: 1 Samuel 15:22 King James Version (KJV) 22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord […]

In Memoriam: John Taylor

Being a theologically-conservative Seventh-Day Adventist and jazz musician has been the hardest thing I have ever experienced- the best and the worst aspect of my entire life journey. And before I get to John Taylor, I’m going to go back to the beginning. ~ Sometime in the 1990’s I switched on the TV just in […]

One of my heroes speaks about the St Matthew Passion

James MacMillan is someone very, very rare in the professional music industry. One of the most successful living composers that we have, he is also a very devout Roman Catholic. And while there are excellent historical reasons for the Protestant Reformation and the ongoing commitment of many Protestants to Protestant theology, I have now learnt […]

Change of pace, change of direction…

Those of you who ever played high-school basketball seriously may recognise the words from the title of this post as being applicable to thinking about one’s personal offense with the ball in hand. Possibly one of the great unalloyed, uncomplicated joys of my teenage years was driving into the paint (having just lost my man […]