Musings of an Ethnomusicologist on Unrelated Topics

In Defense of Slow Church

With trepidation, I went to a party with old high school friends last week. “Friends,” as a term, should not be taken too seriously. While I attended with a few … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

Risk of False Equivalencies

Posted without comment: Biblical passages arguably related to contraception: Psalm 127:3-5 – Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

#YesAllMen; #YesAllWomen

The Elliot Rodger shooting, and the #YesAllWomen hashtag outpouring that followed, struck a chord with me. I’ve been relatively lucky not to have been a victim of the kinds of abuse … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shall the Desert Rejoice and Blossom?

I wrote a song some years back when I volunteered for a year on the U.S.-Mexico border with humanitarian issues related to immigration. A group of us walked the 70 … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

This is what privilege looks like: A case for affirmative action

I posted this video on Facebook about a week ago. It received scant comments, aside from one by someone I knew in college which read: “Personally, I don’t see what … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Todays thoughts: On Abortion and Morality

I’ve been in a place in my life one time where I thought I might need an abortion. At the moment and in retrospect, I would have gone ahead with … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Compassion and Healthcare: Response to Dave Ramsey

I’ve seen a variety of people post this video on Facebook: The basic thesis of the video is that the math inherent in Obamacare requires that “we” pay more … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment