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Letting Kids Learn Their Way: Even with Loud Music or Upside Down

Several years ago, my son asked if he could listen to music while he did his math. He didn’t want soothing background to muffle other noises or even some upbeat classical tunes to keep him energized—either of which would have … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Day 11: Classical Music Start-Up Kit

I am thrilled to present these three albums to you, as all three are dear to me. At some point during my last years at home, I came across The Classical Music Start-Up Kit, a two-volume set. I had never … Continue reading

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Today: Last Chance to Save 10% on Electives

Sonlight offers more than just History. Our Electives are pretty awesome too. And you can get your pick from a selection of Electives options that are on sale through tonight only. Check 'em out here. Add some art, music, or … Continue reading

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Hymns, Halloween, and History

Amy--of the blog THAT Mom--recently posted about "evil" music in church. She makes some great points. She also mentions that many olde tyme hymns were set to secular tunes, notably bar songs and such. I've heard that before. Google seems … Continue reading

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Why Are People Creative?

We appreciate creativity when we encounter it in music, art, literature, film, and other areas of life. But why are people creative? The answer from a Christian perspective is rooted in what theologians call the imago Dei--the image of God. … Continue reading

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Summer Tunes

It has been said that Music has charms to soothe the savage breast (William Congreve). The phrase came to mind yesterday evening as I was returning home from our church praise team practice. My week has been full of struggles … Continue reading

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The Urgency of Now

I knew the line "the urgency of now" from a Smashing Pumpkins song or two (they released a greatest hits album when I was entering college). But somehow I had missed the fact that the line comes from Martin Luther … Continue reading

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