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From Heavenly Harmony

—Ken Myers on classical music

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32.5 — September/October 2019

Charles Villiers Stanford's Gifts


32.4 — July/August 2019

Not Just a One-Hit Wonder


32.3 — May/June 2019

A Recovered Beauty


32.2 — March/April 2019

The Depths of Solemn Grandeur


32.1 — January/February 2019

My Beloved Spake & Sang unto Me


31.6 — November/December 2018

Ancient Maranatha Music


31.5 — September/October 2018

The Beauty of Many as One


31.3 — May/June 2018

Musical Chains of Gold


31.2 — March/April 2018

Eloquent Lamentation


31.1 — January/February 2018

At Play in the House of the Lord


30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

Taught by Melodious Sonnets


30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Passionate Praise


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

The Harmony of Celestial Revelations


30.3 — May/June 2017

A Mysterious Sense of Rightness


30.2 — March/April 2017

Artful Repentance


30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

Bend Down Thy Gracious Ear


29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

The Wondrous Mystery in Song


29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

Trinitarian Love & Music


29.4 — July/August 2016

Echoes of Glory


29.3 — May/June 2016

Lyrical Shapes of Fatherly Love


29.2 — March/April 2016

Made Clean by His Body


29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

The Fleeing of Sorrow


28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

Wonder & Wandering


28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Schütz: Baroque Before Bach


28.4 — July/Aug 2015

Heaven's Bells


28.3 — May/June 2015

Mendelssohn, Memory & Melody


28.2 — March/April 2015

Christus Victoriae


28.1 — January/February 2015

The Sound of Perpetual Light


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

The Wonder of His Works


27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

Bach to Basics


27.4 — July/August 2014

Howells' Continuum


27.3 — May/June 2014

A Tudor Tutorial


Contours of Culture

—Ken Myers on the spirit of the age (2009-2014)


27.2 — March/April 2014

Melodious Order

Calvin Stapert's A New Song for an Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church


27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

It's a Wonderful World

George MacDonald & Phantastes


26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

On Earth As It Is in Heaven

Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry by Hans Boersma


26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

Communicable Dis-ease

Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It


26.4 — July/August 2013

Trinity & Modernity

Colin Gunton's The One, the Three and the Many: God, Creation and the Culture of Modernity


26.3 — May/June 2013

The Lost Sense of Learning

Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education by James S. Taylor


26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

Mission Conversion

Foolishness to the Greeks by Lesslie Newbigin


26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

Recognition of Disconnection

What Are People For by Wendell Berry


25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

Easter & Ethics

Oliver O'Donovan's Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics


25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

The Five Books of Peterson

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology by Eugene Peterson


25.4 — July/August 2012

Image & Reality

An Antique Drum: The World as Image by Thomas Howard


25.3 — May/June 2012

Musical Measures

James Gaines's Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment


25.2 — March/April 2012

What's God Got to Do with It?

Craig Gay's The Way of the (Modern) World: Or, Why It's Tempting to Live As If God Doesn't Exist


24.6 — Nov/Dec 2011

The Tyranny of Tolerance

A. J. Conyers's The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit


24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

Leisure Suits Us

On Josef Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture


24.4 — July/August 2011

Bobos, but Not Paradise

Daniel Bell's The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism


24.3 — May/June 2011

No Time Like the Present

Gilbert Meilaender's The Taste for the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S. Lewis


24.2 — March/April 2011

Distant Recall

Colin Gunton's Enlightenment and Alienation: An Essay Towards a Trinitarian Theology


24.1 — January/February 2011

Who Strangled God?

James Turner's Without God, Without Creed: The Origins of Unbelief in America


23.6 — November/December 2010

Speaking of Casual

John McWhorter's Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care


23.5 — September/October 2010

Irrigating Deserts

The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis


23.4 — July/August 2010

Ecclesia Americana

Nathan O. Hatch's The Democratization of American Christianity


23.3 — May/June 2010

Twilight Sage

T. S. Eliot's Christianity and Culture


23.2 — March/April 2010

Musical Reprise

Who Needs Classical Music? Cultural Choice and Musical Value by Julian Johnson


23.1 — January/February 2010

Metaphysical Dream Weaver

Richard Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences


22.8 — November/December 2009

Emotion Sickness

Todd Gitlin's Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives


22.7 — September/October 2009

Art & Idolatry

Jacques Barzun's The Use and Abuse of Art


22.6 — July/August 2009

Waiting for Epimenides

St. Paul's letter to Titus


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