Liveblogging GA218 from the Wrong Coast

For Presbyterians, General Assembly is part family reunion, part mega-convention, and part election day. It happens every two years, and decides a bunch of issues and proposed resolutions, as well as elects a Moderator (kind of like a cross between … Continue reading

Folk Song#6: Man of God

This is the sixth and final song for what I hope will soon become my “Hymns and Heresies” folk album. This other five songs will be arrangements of hymns. Guess that makes this one a “heresy” then… This song centers … Continue reading

My Baby Sister’s Getting Married!

Congratulations to my sister, Emily Mae Locke, and her Fighter Pilot Top-Gun Guy Boyfriend (now fiance), Mark Jennings. By now, Em is probably somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on her way to the middle east, where she’ll be deployed for … Continue reading

Beowulf: the Monsters and the Presidents

In the interest of disclosure, I should admit up front that I am unquestionably biased when it comes to my fondness for the Beowulf Epic. I have studied it extensively, been inspired by it, and taught it as well. It’s … Continue reading