I am on the hunt for themes that don’t mess up your comments through nigh impossible paragraph breaks. Many of you are already irritated enough when you first start to comment, and the fact that the old theme turns your lucid prose into a slab of granite irritates you further. I will probably go back to the old theme in a little bit, but in the meantime, could you test the comments box for me? Donkeyshins, as we say in Germany.
N.B. Thanks everybody. Back to the old way, but we are closing in on it.
I am very pleased at the arrival of this new little book, Why Christian Kids Need a Christian Education. Part of the Answers in a Hour series, this is a brief introduction to the very large question of Christian education. It is designed to be the kind of book that schools could use to introduce new parents to the basic concepts of biblical education.
As I announced earlier, Reformation Day — happy Reformation Day, by the way — is the release date for Brother Down’s latest album, “Old Paths New Feet.” And here we are, right on schedule. Digital downloads are now available in various places, but let me link you to iTunes and to Amazon. If you go to Canon, you can pre-order an old-school CD, like you were born in the 1800s or something.
This is the first album released by the record label of Canon Press, Bultitude Records.
Brother Down is based in California, and this release is a collection of 10 Reformation era Psalms, including Psalms originally composed by Claude Goudimel (Ps. 2, 6, 13, 75, 130), Thomas Tallis (Ps. 63), Johann Cruger (Ps. 42), Louis Bourgeois (Ps. 100) and Heinrich Schutz (Ps. 103).
The melodies are original, and the lyrics mostly are, and the contemporary twist is found in the instrumentation and arrangement. The combination of 16th century worship music with a 21st century band resulted in a unique sound that really works.
A lot of new stuff is barreling toward us. Tell you what. I will do my best to keep up with the announcements, and you do your best to stand clear.
Here is a press release announcing the formation of a record label with Canon Press — Bultitude Records.
And here is the first album from Bultitude. The genesis of this project was a few years back, when I had a “psalm off” contest here on this blog. That contest was won by Brother Down, a very fine band located in Santa Cruz, and I asked them if they would be willing to fill up a whole album with that kind of good stuff, which they were. The songs are all taken from our psalter, the Cantus Christi, and are Reformation era psalms with contemporary instrumentation. This is the good stuff, let me tell you.
The release date is (appropriately enough) Reformation Day, and you can pre-order the album at iTunes here.
Greetings everyone. My apologies for the slow posting, and for the log jam in the comment moderation. We are back up to speed now. We were beefing up security still further, which meant that my front page stayed operational, while I lost access to my back page.
This happened while I was at Knox Presbytery, right next to Wallowa Lake, the gorgeousness and remoteness of which did not improve my ability to connect with my web guy, in order to say what the heck. But everything is good now. Well, it was good then too, but just in other ways.
What: Release Party for Ashtown III, Empire of Bones
When: October 22, 2013
Where: Book People of Moscow
Whether you’re here in Moscow, ID or on the other side of the globe, you can pre-order signed copies for 20% in store or on the web, http://www.bookpeopleofmoscow.com/ashtown-burials-3-empire-bones-signed-nd-wilson.
Here’s what the School Library Journal had to say about Empire of Bones in the October issue,
” ‘Ashtown Burials,’ with its unique patchwork of history and mythology, effortlessly holds its own among works by such modern fantasy greats as Rick Riordan and J.K. Rowling. Character building is exceptional, and the fast-paced plot will keep readers glued to the pages. A must-have.”
For those of you with a commute, there is an audio version of Father Hunger out.