Tagged with Music

Art for the Soul: Worry Walks Beside Me

Michael Kiwanuka is one of my favorite new artists. Michael is a British Soul Musician with hints of Otis Redding and Bill Withers (a personal favorite). Kiwaunka’s Ugandan heritage (son of Ugandan parents) is clear throughout his soothing, earthy  memorizing style. His music is the kind you should listen to with a fresh cup of … Continue reading

Art for the Soul: Vague Suspicions

Ever since I was made aware of her music, I have been enamored by Esperanza Spalding. She is based in jazz, but has soul, funk, hip-hop and R&B infused into her style. In her sone Vauge Suspicions, Spalding examines the violence that is so present in our world and exclaims appeals to God, but at … Continue reading

A New Venture: Recovering Evangelical

I just started a new venture.  Recovering Evangelical (RE) is a new website started by Christopher LaTondresse and several others who have been a little disillusioned and disappointed by the way Evangelicalism has developed. I was asked by my friend Andrew Ulasich to write in two short articles a month in the Misplaced Jesus category.  Below is a description of … Continue reading

Art for the Soul:We, Myself & I

I have mentioned Shad before on this blog, but I just got his newest album, TSOL, and wanted to share one of the tracks. It is an aurally and visually stimulating expression of what it means to be a human in society , an exploration of a philosophy of self, and a commentary on self-awareness. Interwoven … Continue reading

Resources: Influencers

I am in a Leaders are Readers group at Westmont College (my place of employment). We are currently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point and discussing the applicability to our context. A couple days ago, I read about the short film Influencers from Charles Lee’s blog. In watching the film, I noticed a good … Continue reading

Perspective: The Rhythm of Silence

The difficulty with silence is the noise of not talking. The sound, which drums up from our soul once the melody of speech, has decrescendoed out of our lives. It is often we misunderstand this melody – the things that we say, articulate, and produce – as the primary part of our personhood. And although … Continue reading

Music 4 tha Soul

Shad . . . if you don’t know Shad you should. His lyrics are impeccable and his style seamlessly combines a jovial spirit, social commentary, and personal wisdom. His most recent album TSOL is an incredible work of art that can be listen to on repeat for weeks over and still be enjoyed more and … Continue reading