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J.S. Bach: The Theologian Inside, Composer Outside

“The aim and final end of all music should none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” – J.S. Bach Millions of people have heard of Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is arguably the most famous and gifted of all composers past and present in the entire western world. Even after 250 years since his death, Bach’s music lifts the heart and energizes the soul. However, many do not know that behind the façade of the brilliant composer was a theologian whose heart was after God, only God. He just happened to be working with a keyboard and writing music. In fact, he believed that music was a “refreshment of ...

God and Guinness: The Missional Drink that Changed the World

God and Guinness? To many, this juxtaposition may appear sacrilegious, if not rightfully awkward. But only those who know the story behind the Guinness family can fully appreciate the connection between the two; that is, how the national drink of Ireland became arguably the greatest instrument for propagating the Gospel. Here are some interesting tidbits I gleaned in my study of the Guinness family: The trademark thick foam head of Guinness is the result of the presence of nitrogen. This is why one should drink Guinness from a glass and not the can or bottle. Hendry Grattan Guinness, the grandson of Arthur Guinness, was a contemporary ...