Dear Christians, one and all rejoice! — we can study Johann Walther’s (and Luther’s) first chorale book online

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpNsuVQ3sUg Selections by Today I stumbled across a YouTube post I expect to spend a lot of time with, even though it features music that's not exactly on the charts today -- and it's a pretty wonky thing to curl up with for light summer reading. It's an audio file … Continue reading Dear Christians, one and all rejoice! — we can study Johann Walther’s (and Luther’s) first chorale book online

Yumpin’ Yimminy, I’m Swedish (at least 9% of my DNA is, according to Ancestry.com)

My DNA map. Orange and umber areas, in New England and Norway, have the most matches. If they've heard a low rumbling noise around Valhalla cemetery on Staten Island lately, it's probably my Norwegian grandfather. Debi and I just got an update from the spit tests we did with Ancestry, com, and I'm 9 percent … Continue reading Yumpin’ Yimminy, I’m Swedish (at least 9% of my DNA is, according to Ancestry.com)

Is it time yet? Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Advent — ‘Savior of the Nations, Come’ and the presence of God with us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyXynduy6JA Johann Walther and Michael Praetorius | Nun komm der Heiden Heiland Instrumenta Musica - Ercole Nisini | Excerpt from concert 31 Dec. 2016 A couple of weeks ago, I took one of those quizzes that go around on Facebook. What's your favorite season, I was asked. Spring or summer, I answered. I couldn't decide … Continue reading Is it time yet? Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Advent — ‘Savior of the Nations, Come’ and the presence of God with us