Art Devoid of God

As a serious Christian and a dedicated musician, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about what it means to have God in my art form. How does He provide the inspiration and the content of every piece of music I play? How can I honor Him with every note? How can I involve Him in the process of practicing and creating? How can I seek Him and His Kingdom through playing music?

Nobel medicine winner says: I owe it all to my bassoon teacher

Have you ever wondered "is it worth the sacrifice of having my child study an instrument, even if it will not be his/her chosen profession"?   A Nobel Prize winner thinks so. Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his powers of analysis and concentration to studying a musical instrument.

Not Your Average Drummer

Micah sits cross-legged in his favorite arm-chair, wearing his bent glasses--veterans of many air soft wars, snowball fights and baseball games--a sheepish grin, and a rumpled Yankees t-shirt.

     “What prompted you to start music lessons?” I ask.

     “I dunno,” comes the answer, typical of a teenage boy.

     “Can you explain that a little more?”