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A Splendid Failure: A Preacher’s Guide to the Pulpit

This article by Paul Walker was featured in Issue 7 of The Mockingbird: The Church Issue. The sixteenth installment: “The Sports Issue” is in the works! My hat is off to every preacher of every stripe and persuasion, regardless of the depth, insight or content of the sermon. Every sermon exacts a spectacular cost from […]

November Playlist

  1. I’ve Been a Bad Bad Boy – Paul Jones
  2. A Breath Taking Guy – The Marvelettes
  3. If Dolphins Were Monkeys – Ian Brown
  4. I Told Her on Alderaan – Neon Neon
  5. Right Behind You – Brandon Flowers
  6. Speedway – Morrissey
  7. Man-Sized Wreath – REM
  8. Church on White – Stephen Malkmus
  9. It’s Real – Real Estate
  10. The Reason – Thunderclap Newman
  11. There’s No Way Out of Here – David Gilmour
  12. In No Resistance – Frankie Miller
  13. Bad Blood – Crooked Fingers
  14. The Neighbor – Dixie Chicks
  15. The Road to Birmingham – Mott the Hoople
  16. Boulder to Birmingham – Emmylou Harris
  17. In the World – Ryan Adams
  18. Nothing Lasts Forever – Echo & The Bunnymen

New Test(ament) Lepers in the Sun: R.I.P.R.E.M.

It’s fairly well known that Michael Stipe comes from a long line of Methodist ministers. It’s less well known that he was brought up in the church, by parents he admires greatly, going so far as to describe them as “the paragon of Christian faith.” Of course, this is also the guy who wrote “Losing […]

Belated May Playlist

For the bbq after the pool party… 1. Leaving Here – The Who 2. Safe European Home – The Clash 3. Walls Come Tumbling Down – The Style Council 4. Escape From New York – Chris Mills 5. New Test Leper – R.E.M. 6. A New England – Billy Bragg 7. You Were Right – […]