Category Archives: Liturgical Theology

Podcast: Reviving the Worship Wars

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I discuss the place that music and song have within our worship as the Church. We explore the divisive character of music in the Church, its proper telos, and how we … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 4

The final part of my four part discussion of music and typological realism has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute: Music is the glorified form of temporal action and speech. It transfigures and elevates our temporal activities. Figural … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 2

The second of my four part series on music and typology was published over on the Theopolis Institute yesterday (see part 1 here). Music’s revelation of the potential goodness and beauty of transience and finitude can offer helpful new ways … Continue reading

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Podcast: Preston Yancey

On this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I were joined by Matt’s friend Preston Yancey to discuss his recent book, Out of the House of Bread. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 1

The first of a four part series of mine presenting an argument for typological realism through the lens of the conceptual metaphor of music has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute. Begbie takes the statement of Jacques Attali … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Memorial

I have guest posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of Maundy Thursday, the Passover, and the memorial meal. This combination of historical memory and eschatological hope in the celebration of the Eucharist—the Christian Passover—is exhibited at various … Continue reading

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Podcast: Last Supper and Lord’s Supper

In this week’s podcast Derek, Matt, and I discuss the event of the Last Supper, its significance in the context of the gospel narratives, and its relationship to our continued celebration of the Lord’s Supper. You can also follow the podcast on … Continue reading

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