Searching for God with NF

Searching for God with NF

Rapper Nathan John Feuerstein, known by his initials NF, just released the album “The Search,” which quickly awarded him number one spot on Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart. The album is ultimately about his quest for happiness. Money and fame haven’t...
Chance the Rapper’s “We Go High”

Chance the Rapper’s “We Go High”

There is a common feature among every hero known to humanity. It shows up in the face of adversity, in a watershed moment. There is a choice to make: to cave into fear, anger, and despair or to persevere in love, joy, and hope. In this moment the weak go low, but the...
My Week(s) with Miley

My Week(s) with Miley

I have a fair amount of cloying, vapid pop on my iPod, and I’m not ashamed of it. Most of the time. I like trashy pop because the stuff demands little of me. Often enough, I don’t even notice the lyrics. I’ll hum or sing along mindlessly, without paying mind to what’s...
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

One guy would grab a fiddle, another the tin whistle.  Someone would run for an accordion, and somehow we always found a drum.  Lacking musical talent, I just grabbed a beer.  We all had our part to play. So began many great evenings during my second year as a Jesuit....
What There Is to Sing About

What There Is to Sing About

Church musicians are not usually celebrities. It was a special music store (back in the days of music stores…remember them?) that carried very much in the way of liturgical music. And there were certainly no posters of the St. Louis Jesuits in the back of the...