Topic: music

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter What happens when the process seems out of order? It might be self-evident to those of you who regularly join me here…and on my Rh ... discuss

CHAPTER V – WOODS AND FIELDS Rural life, says Cicero, “is not delightful by reason of cornfields only and meadows, and vineyards and groves, but also for its gardens and orchards, for the feed ... discuss

The Str. American Victory (then, the Middletown) passing beneath Duluth's aerial lift bridgeWe went to a wedding in Duluth, Minnesota, of a good friend of Hannah's, who is also very dear to us. It was ... discuss

(Save the 1) As a 14-year-old freshman, virgin, church-going, smart, young girl, I was raped on my high school campus by an upper class guy I barely knew. I met him in an upper level math class and he ... discuss

In whatever sense people may or may not view Jesus as a “liberator”, as does Cone, He is first and foremost the Liberator of human beings from the bondage of sin through His propitiatory death o ... discuss

The medal ceremony at the Olympics is a moment of rare pomp and ceremony in this informal age. The ceremonies represent both climax and catharsis, with athletes awarded the coveted gold, silver, and ... discuss

Insecurity: uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence. I hate that word. I hate the meaning of the word. I hate the reality surrounding it. Why would a Christian struggle with insecurit ... discuss

In honor of today's Feast of St. James the Greater, I am happy to announce Frances Spilman's latest book on the Apostles.  I was very honored to have served as the editor for this work.What were ... discuss

“The truth is known and acknowledged by the unbeliever. He has no right to believe or assert truth in terms of his own presuppositions, but only on Christian ones. So his assertions of truth are ... discuss

Through my experience in entertainment, God has heightened my sensitivity as I have attempted to lead my family in how we view and enjoy all types of entertainment: from TVshows to movies, from opera ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Let us not grow weary…even when we’re tired There’s a world of people out there who love to see Christians fail. In an ... discuss

The scorched-earth policy is a retaliatory retreat in which, as civilians and military personnel abandon the frontline, they take or destroy anything that could be utilized by the enemy.  In a speech ... discuss

But our reason for humility is also our greatest reason for hope! Understanding the Bible doesn’t depend ultimately on your IQ, your efforts, or how long you’ve been a Christian. Understanding t ... discuss

I love getting out of the house but I don’t always have a lot of money to do the things that I want to do. Over the years I have built up a repertoire of fun free activities. Many free activities ar ... discuss

“Is there (or should there be) a palpable difference between the aesthetics of worship and other opportunities for singing together? Does the context of a coffee house, campfire, concert hall, s ... discuss

“And behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give t ... discuss

Contact: Suzie Stablein, Nashville Christian Songwriters, 949-375-0923, suzie@nashvillechristiansongwriters.com NASHVILLE, July 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- John Chisum, prolific songwriter and ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons, anger, and good words Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… H ... discuss

Lankford’s emphasis on kindness and civility has kept him from fully embracing Trump or the anger-fueled movement that propelled him into the White House. In October 2016, Lankford told a Tulsa Regi ... discuss

According to a study by Barna, a religious research group, Portland-Auburn, Maine, is the most post-Christian city in the United State, and my city, Rochester, New York ranks 13th.Yay.The study involv ... discuss

It was one of those days. I was feeling kind of grumpy and I was not in a good place spiritually. So, in an attempt to combat the funk that I was in I decided to do something that I don’t often do. ... discuss

NASAToday is the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 pioneering expedition to the lunar surface, the day human beings first made landfall on another world. Check out Rand Simberg's ceremonial ... discuss

John Singer Sargent, Two Girls Fishing, detail, 1912via Arts Everyday LivingTo be honest, I won't be dressed like this. And I won't be fishing.But I will be gone until the middle of next week. We're t ... discuss

Spurgeon’s depression didn’t hinder his ministry – in fact, it helped it. Spurgeon’s many faces might have frustrated the artist trying to paint his portrait, but they also gave the pastor a m ... discuss

In far too many churches, the Bible is nearly silent. The public reading of Scripture has been dropped from many services and the sermon has been sidelined, reduced to a brief devotional appended to t ... discuss

In the 2017 G3, we held two Q&A sessions and below is the second session in full.  One of the highlights of all conferences often centers around the Q&A sessions.  Consider joining us in Atlanta ne ... discuss

Contact: Suzie Stablein, Nashville Christian Songwriters, 949-375-0923, suzie@nashvillechristiansongwriters.com NASHVILLE, July 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- John Chisum, prolific songwriter and ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Wholesome words lead to wonderful ideas I’m a fan of puns. In fact, I’ve been called Tony Punderburk by a fellow punster, an ... discuss

  The saint of the day for July 18 is St. Camillus of Lellis, founder of an order dedicated to the care of the sick. He is the patron of the sick, hospitals, and nurses. St. Camilus was born in ... discuss

Any traditionalist reading the title of this post will definitely accuse me of losing my mind. Traditionalists feel that Summorum Pontificum - which opened up the Traditional Latin Mass to the entire ... discuss

Entertainment is a good thing, but its purpose is the refreshment of the mind and body, not the transformation of the mind or the edification of the spirit. The danger of entertainment in worship is n ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons and consequences Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Have yo ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter The sum total of all life on earth is zero… …without the one true, living, loving God. Creator of Heaven and Earth and many ... discuss

. . . 'That has been the sole purpose of the news business since the day after the election'by Bob Unruh: So the media claim there are links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.They make ... discuss

Instead of a vinyl disc, Traubeck's record player uses a cross-section of a log or tree trunk, using light to translate the different colors and textures of the tree's rings into musical notes and ins ... discuss

Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Richie, has “announced” his run for Senate in Michigan. There’s only one problem, he supports abortion. As TownHall reported: Musician Kid R ... discuss

T he Christian life is not a sprint.  If you watch a long distance race, the runners often start much slower than a sprint, and there’s a reason for it.  The distance runner cannot win the ma ... discuss

“Pledging allegiance to God and to America in the same breath, melding together the kingdom of God and self, they pray a blasphemous prayer to a red, white and blue Jesus,” he opined. “How trag ... discuss

When an acquaintance – a music publicist named Ron Goldstone -- asked Donald Trump Jr. to meet with a “Russian government attorney” who had information “that would incriminate ... discuss

. . . The New York Times’ latest nothing-burger.by Matthew Vadum: From the fever swamps of the Left, the unsubstantiated, over-the-top Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory now includes Pres ... discuss

Muriel Padilha almost lost his wife and unborn twins in the same week. But the Brazilian family experienced a miracle in the midst of tragedy. Though Padilha’s wife died, doctors were able to k ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How to deal with anger management issues Have you noticed how almost everywhere you look or go so many people seem to be mad about somet ... discuss

We must preach because preaching is not simply the fuel for worship: preaching IS worship. As Piper says, “in the same way that a melody can awaken us to the true beauty of God in the lyrics of a wo ... discuss

Arise Sweet Sarah from arisesweetsarah on Vimeo. One in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45. One abortion impacts 40 to 50 people in a lifetime. Arise Sweet Sarah shows j ... discuss

Suffer Little Children, Book Two (this is, as of this posting, available at Christianbooks.com. You want the workbook and the teacher’s manual. The series is by Gertrude Hoeksema, and is writt ... discuss

Solomon had spiritual riches, not to mention physical ones. He was immensely blessed by God. There are few men who are such illustrations of blessing like Solomon. Among the greatest of his blessings ... discuss

Victorians found this letter so shocking that some “simply refused to believe that Jane wrote this. How could this model of young womanhood have so abused an older man and a cleric?” Ives asks, co ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Do you have ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace is enough of a gift to last forever Do you ever think about the bad things you’ve done in life? How you’ve hurt others ... discuss

by Linda Goudsmit: It is often necessary to look backward to move forward.The United States of America was founded upon the democratic principles of freedom, equality, justice, and upward mobility - t ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Pastor Ray Johnston has a new book out that talks about how the church has become like the culture. He illustrates this by describing the “seven decades that ... discuss

Being part of the "Cinderella" cast at Spiritual Twist Productions in the Raleigh, North Carolina area has been a highlight of my year thus far. I almost didn't go to auditions and wasn't sure I would ... discuss

Headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Rock for Life champions the sanctity of human life for both the born and the preborn – from conception until death – by “engaging the culture through m ... discuss

Left-Wing Terrorismby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: One of the very many things that has been hammered home in the President Donald Trump era – is that if the media wants to make a non-story a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter What hope of glory do you have? When I was 20, I was spending a year in a Kansas college focusing on English composition and journalism. ... discuss

You may know that 86 abortion centers have closed following 40 Days for Life vigils outside their doors … … but you may not know the whole story about what led up to those tremendous, God- ... discuss

July 2ndHappy birthday, mumsie dear, on this middle day of the year! 😘 💕 🎂 🎁 🎈 ✨ 🎉In honor of my mom's birthday, I want to share what she wrote for Lily's Celebration of Life ... discuss

The Library didn’t only contain magical books, the ones which are chained to their shelves and are very dangerous. It also contained perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ... discuss

SemiDouble (1954 Calendar): July 3Besides being the Commemoration of All Holy Popes, today is the feastday of St. Leo II, Pope and Confessor. The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot G ... discuss

What is wrong with this? Why is it wrong to “hearken back” to when things were simpler and outwardly more “noble?” Why is it wrong to fantasize that you were born in/live in medieval or Vict ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter The consequences of love can be heartbreaking Between my teen years of 13 and 17 I began to truly appreciate the beauty and allure of ... discuss

Having ensconced the Bible at the pinnacle of worship, Luther sees an intimate connection between music and the Word: “Thus it was not without reason that the fathers and prophets wanted nothing els ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Are you a l ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Why is it so difficult to admit all things were created by a Creator? It’s simple really. When you look at a building, you know au ... discuss

Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.Terry Pratchett, Soul Music ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Ever notice how brightly light shines in the darkness? Even a tiny match light shines in the darkness. You can see it from hundreds of y ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter The so-called evolutionary tree of life has no trunk How do you grow a tree without a trunk? The short answer is, “you don’ ... discuss

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION of The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, by Sir John Lubbock Published in 1892 The world we live in is a fairyland of exquisite beauty, our ver ... discuss

“Submit manuscript.” One of the most terrifying moments in my life—and yet one of the most fulfilling—was when I hit that button and officially submitted the final manuscript of my first chap ... discuss

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Umm, where did the first half of 2017 go? Kinda sped by, no?~~~~~In May, Atticus ran his first half marathon. He'd run the distance before, but had never signed up for a race. A dear friend, who runs ... discuss

Sometimes you don’t realize what you’ve created until you can separate yourself a bit. Get a different perspective. See it as a whole. I have been privileged to be part of Habañero Collec ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Designer ba ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter If you care about it, freedom is a constant struggle to maintain You might not know it, if you don’t pay attention to such things, ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Designer babies are all around you In fact, you’re one of those designer babies, and you might not even know it. There’s a l ... discuss

I briefly mention this topic in the last post because it's been a major stumbling block on my quest to attend Mass more often to keep myself from becoming apathetic towards the Church. Again, I'm goin ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Fathers Day poems don’t always rhyme or have good reason like this one It’s June 18, 2017, and I’m sure there are lot ... discuss

Our Lord's admonition that much will be required of those to whom much has been given, applies most vividly to us. We have been given so much in the way of inventions and medicine and comparative weal ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Global warming sure beats freezing to death If you pay attention to what scientists say, instead of politicians and activists, you’ ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Shut your mouth and tolerate If you wanna make sure more bad things happen in the world, shut your mouth. And put down your pen and keep ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Why drugs a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace to you – now, that’s as good as it gets Is life tossing you monkey wrenches on a daily basis? Is your patience being t ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Three reasons drugs are bad Most prescription drugs are bad for the majority of people who take them. There. I said it, and I’m no ... discuss

I come from a deeply rooted Catholic family that follows the religious rules without question. So, in theory, I have always been pro-life without giving the subject much thought. The first discussion ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Therapy not ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter What does it mean to have an effective prayer life? Are your prayers effective? Do you even know? Is there any way to know? What evidenc ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Sharing a few therapy notes today, and… They’re not what you might imagine when you first read that headline. I wrote down s ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Ideas Have Consequences – For example, the idea of holiness This quote, that appears by most references to have some from Mark Tw ... discuss

Reprinted with permission from The Sargent County Teller (Milnor, ND: June 2, 2017) By Paige Cary  Who, exactly, is Jesus? That is the question Pastor Matthew Richard of Gwinner explores in his n ... discuss

Chickie and Boys This past few years have brought a myriad of losses, trials and triumphs. There have been a gamut of emotions – from extreme to extreme. My daughter moving out, my son graduatin ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… How to esca ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Christians are more than conquerors If you could take a minute to try and see yourself from God’s perspective, you might get a bet ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Hmm…So only fools rush in, eh? It’s an old expression. Only fools rush in. But rush in where? Or does it matter? Yeah, I thi ... discuss

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be part of any specific fellowship or society. I'm simply a pastor in training who has struggled with addiction and overcome that struggle against great odds through the p ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How to escape a desert land Imagine you’re in a desert land…a terrible place with virtually no hope of getting out. No food ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Rhymes and Reasons about… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… It’s ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter You and I are fearfully and wonderfully made. Here’s scientific proof. You’ve heard of a double helix…right? It̵ ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Is it worth your while to be redeeming the time you have? What does redeeming the time you have left even mean? After all, time isn̵ ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter It’s time to give up If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time…or listening to my Rhyme and Reason Podca ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How to… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… Why it’s important to g ... discuss

I lost my ability to play guitar in 1985.  Although I don't refer to it, there was a brief period during the 1990s when I got back my ability to play the guitar. It was bitter-sweet.&nb ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Don’t stay in your head too long… When I graduated high school, I had visions of being a serious writer. And by “seri ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How’s this for a lingerie ad? Right off the bat you might be thinking, “Tony, have you gone off the deep end? Why would you ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Get on your cross-trainers and start… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Doubt and Faith are mutually exclusive, but… Even if you’re a Christian, I’ll bet you’ve experienced doubt and f ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter If you’re living life alone after 50, read this. In America, for a few decades, many people have chosen careers and thrills over ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Are you running away from problems today? I know, from first-hand experience how tempting it is to consider running away from problems. ... discuss

God has hidden beauty in every corner of the Earth, every nook and cranny is full to the brim with it. If we go upon the mountains of the Rockies or the Appalachians we will witness pieces and parts ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Flip the Rhyme and Reason switch now… Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in this week’s podcast… ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter You’re not alone. Somebody is there. Isn’t it comforting to know you’re not alone in times of trouble? Just knowing s ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter A higher power with no on/off switch When I was 22, I was still ridiculously naive. I believed Americans were all on the same side. Old ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Take time to open up a little You’ve probably been in a relationship at some time or another where one person needed the other to ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… Yep, this is one of those episodes with a free song included. This song is called  ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Things are bad. And how long can it go on? You might have notice a couple of bad things happening in the past few years. Right? Yeah, a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Music Man Who Helps Believers Boost Their Brand How can you fight the feeling when it comes so naturally? When I was in my early twenties I wrote lyrics to songs ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Music Man Who Helps Believers Boost Their Brand Time flies away…no matter what Yep, you can take good care of yourself, eat right, get plenty of exercise, ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Music Man Who Helps Believers Boost Their Brand This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… Yep, this is one of those episodes with a free song included. ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Music Man Who Helps Believers Boost Their Brand Two choices are almost never the only choices When someone says you only have two choices to choose from, take a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Happy Resurrection Day 2017 For those of you who don’t follow the Christian faith and don’t understand the meaning of Resurr ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Sacred Grounds: watch your step Some time ago, in America, sacred grounds were a place where you buried your dead…or a special pl ... discuss

It was on a     maundy Thursday,         and all in the morning,They planted     a crown of thorns    &nb ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… Yep, this is one of those episodes with a free song included. This song is called  ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter I found Saturday blessings in a cup today. When I was a young boy, Saturday blessings happened every week. That’s because it was ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… An abundance of love is the ultimate winning tool I once was blind…and I still ... discuss

TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine as long used by herbs and acupuncture as part of its practice. Are you considering trying first acupuncture for the first time? If you are, then you are likely want ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Are you able to rejoice always? I believe most people who have ever known me for a while would tell you I’m an “up” pe ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter I once was blind… Even in the God-less movies you’ll often see a funeral scene where someone is singing “Amazing Grace ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter God Answers My Prayers If and when someone asks you why you’re a Christian, I hope one of your answers is: Because God answers my ... discuss

Recently, a common objection that I have been hearing from street-level advocates of abortion-choice is the bodily autonomy argument. While doing outreach and discussing the topic of abortio ... discuss

Kitt Peak by Jane St. Clair A traveler who had been all over the world so as to see holy places like Bethlehem and Mecca .. this traveler once said that Kitt Peak was the most spiritual place he’ ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… How Grace changes everything The sad death of Saturday morning cartoons Why defendin ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Summer Love and its double meaning Our recent warm weather here in Colorado got me thinking back to when I was a young boy, hearing son ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Life Love Loss – Sound familiar? Every human being who was ever born, is being born now, or will be born will experience these sam ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter A Little and a Lot Sometimes they can be the same thing Have you ever met someone whose needs were completely met with almost nothing? I ... discuss

Today is March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Be blessed, safe, and happy while celebrating Ireland's patron saint.Saint Patrick's BreastplateChrist be with me, Christ within me,Christ behind me, Christ befor ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… How many more times will I write? Here and there – how decisions can change de ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy How many more times will I write about Truth and Life? Well, how many more times will anyone read? Or listen? And will anyone ca ... discuss

My guest this month is Michelle Lesley, returning for her second episode of Echo Zoe Radio to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation. NAR is a large movement with dangerous, unbiblical teachings, and ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… You might not be a Christian, if… What about this love thing? Is it st ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy No need to go off the grid to enjoy some analog fun Have you seen, heard, or read about people who think they have to go off the ... discuss

Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years, sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation on what worship really is and how it should be done. Even if this r ... discuss

“The history of human violence teaches us that there are few happy endings. The only answer to violence resides in the struggle to maintain a constant state of hyper vigilance and a steadfast refusa ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy This Week’s Episode Includes… The dream I have that I wish everyone would share How not to be a wayward son or dau ... discuss

I am a Christian. Jesus has ushered me into His Kingdom through His grace and He is coming again to finish the work of setting everything right. All of life is from, for and through Him (Romans 11:36; ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Don’t be a wayward son (or daughter) One of my favorite songs by the seventies rock band, Kansas, is Carry On Wayward Son. ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Fiction Writers Are Good At Making Things Up Good fiction can be based on facts, or influenced by reality, but a good fiction w ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Sunday Morning Music If you can’t make it to church this morning…and you’d still like some Sunday morning musi ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy This Week’s Episode Includes… How you send and receive signals (and why it matters) How to use Grace and Truth to o ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

Tony Funderburk | Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy - Sharing the Rhyme and Reason for Life Sunday Morning Hymn I invite you to sing along with this old Sunday morning hymn…with ... discuss

For everyone who has ever been overcome by ineffable beauty: Before a PaintingJames Weldon Johnson I knew not who had wrought with skill so fineWhat I beheld; nor by what laws of artHe had created lif ... discuss

Tony Funderburk | Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy - Sharing the Rhyme and Reason for Life It’s important to know why you are here Life can challenge you more than you’re prepared for so m ... discuss

I’ve been toying with Charlotte Mason for nearly a decade. I’ve “known” about her methods for longer than that. I have never been able to totally put myself in the Charlotte M ... discuss

“The created world is to be prized for its usefulness, loved for its beauty and esteemed as the gift of God to His children. Love of natural beauty which has been the source of so much pure music, p ... discuss

Our Sunday school class is studying Romans, and for two weeks had an outstanding, articulate retired Lutheran pastor, Douglas McBride formerly of San Antonio, as our teacher. Class members are taking ... discuss

Being so blessed as to be able to attend the Latin Mass every Sunday, there are times that we are forced to attend the Novus Ordo Mass. Now, lest anyone think otherwise, I am not one of those who beli ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.March for Life 2014 ascending Capitol Hill on the way to the Supreme CourtOn Friday, January 27, the 44th & ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life Just sharing a little drifting off music with you today. Don’t listen to it if you’re driving or operating h ... discuss

This year’s year-end mix turned out to be much less thematic than last year’s mix. My wife thinks it’s “pretty dark” but I’m not sure about that (what do you think? ... discuss

I love year-end lists. I love to see what other people loved. 2016 was a fairly quiet year for me when it came to music. There was a lot of great music but there didn’t seem to be a single albu ... discuss

Year-end is a time for reflection. What went well, what didn’t? What would you change or keep the same? What lessons can be learned? 2016 continued to feel like a holding pattern. After resignin ... discuss

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC Music Ministry, FT EmployeeSt James (Franklin, WI)St. James, Franklin is looking for a full-time Director of Liturgy & Music Responsibilities: Full time flexible sche ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 365 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 22 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 23 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

MUSIC DIRECTOR Music Ministry, FT EmployeeArchdiocese of Boston (Bridgewater, MA)SUMMARY: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater, Massachusetts is currently seeking an experienced music professional ... discuss

Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Dec 22, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Donald Calloway could give St. Augustine a run for his money, in terms of dramatic conversion stories. In a recent Vimeo vide ... discuss

AUDIOVISUAL MINISTRY COORDINATOR Music Ministry, PT ContractSt. Philip Neri Catholic Church (Fort Mill, SC)St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Audiovisual Ministry Coordinator The Audiovisual Ministry Co ... discuss

Music, architecture, and bulletin design. ... discuss

Around the time I turned 40, I was despairing of being able to find truly satisfying contemporary music to listen to. I had been listening to (mostly) rock for three decades, and was finding both new ... discuss

"It was all a waste of time!" I said to myself in desperation. "Christina is isolating herself from the other girls, we waited all year for Camp, only to have her sideline herself, becoming obsessed w ... discuss

'Way back in the early 1970s, John Lennon wrote a song that was the pinnacle of his career: It's called "Imagine." While lovely in tone? It's stupid. Wait…parenthetical comment coming up…(Please p ... discuss

RAZCIt’s fair to say that until recently, most Americans had never heard of “Mike Pence.” But ironically, this relatively unknown man will soon take the second-highest office in the co ... discuss

I published Friday’s post a couple days later than I wanted to because my home Internet connection was down. In that post, I reflected on the degree to which elite arrogance had led to Don ... discuss

Mr. W. and I were just talking about how difficult it is not to simply absorb the culture in which you live because no one can really stand outside his own time. Maybe a little, in flashes, but n ... discuss

Goes to press?I thought “When Swing Was King” was the entertainment/visitation outreach you guys took into senior care centers. So, what’s that headline all about?Well, here’s the deal. We hav ... discuss

Today was the first presentation of the month for a new volume of “When Swing Was King.” But then again…every volume is a new one! You see, we have 24 basic programs that we’ve created, but we ... discuss

Claire and I are back from Branson and, despite the hoopla generated by the hooligans running for President, we are feeling rested, refreshed, and recommitted to the blessed honor we have of raising C ... discuss

As I was busy at my desk last Saturday evening, trying to catch up on work after dinner, I heard the ladies next door— they belong to the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) church —listening to hym ... discuss

With New York’s recent anti-Airbnb bill, the state has made it clear that it is no friend of the sharing economy. The bill creates civil penalties of up to $7,500 for using a platform to advertise a ... discuss

Listening To:We picked up a selection of new music from iTunes in the last week or so, mostly for Ria's birthday. Some of my favorites include Bill Murray singing The Bare Necessities from The Jungle ... discuss

Nicole and David Eagan Engagement Photo Session Having your daughter get engaged is of course outrageously exciting. You start having all these grand ideas of the future, you start making plans for th ... discuss

One challenge Christians face, particularly millennials, is the apparent challenge Science poses to articles of faith. To be brutally blunt, most of this appearance of challenge stems from the inabili ... discuss

NASAToday is the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 pioneering expedition to the lunar surface, the day human beings first made landfall on another world. Check out Rand Simberg's ceremonial ... discuss

I didn’t track down any noteworthy Kindle deals today (though if you haven’t done so yet, check out the amazing deals from the past couple of days). However, CBD is having The Mega ... discuss

I once paid a visit to one of the most mega of America’s megachurches. It’s a church whose pastor is well-known, a church known for its innovation, a church held up as a model for modern e ... discuss

This was a banner week for letters to the editor and I had a lot of them to read through and select from. In the end, I’ve chosen ones that speak about sleepovers, the ESV, problems with mod ... discuss

It’s a metaphor I heard from a friend and one that has stuck with me ever since. It illustrates a common, perhaps even universal, experience within marriage—sexual intimacy is good and won ... discuss

This year I have been participating in the 2016 Reading Challenge, a fun way to increase and diversify your reading through another year. I took the challenge and set this year’s goal at 104 ... discuss

"Stormed and humiliated." - The rebuilding of the John Paul II Institute by Francis and the "sexual revolution in the Vatican"The theologian Andrea Grillo, staunch Bergoglianist, has revealed in a com ... discuss

As we wrap up our second school year using Catholic Schoolhouse and interacting with many educators on Facebook interested in the program, I thought it would be helpful if I went throug ... discuss

Students at St. John Bosco, Rochester, NY(Photo source: stjohnbosco.org.)On April 28, the National Catholic Register published an article by Peter Jesserer Smith on the growing number of Catholic scho ... discuss




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