Should We Love Those Who Don’t Believe as We Do?

By Trisha N. My cousin and I are very close. Although he is quite a bit older than me, we have a lot in common. We both have a deep appreciation for music and share a love for creating it. Every time my family went to visit, I packed my violin so that we could play our musical instruments with each other while I was there. As we became closer through music, we discovered that we were both very fond of being outside and enjoyed the beauties of nature while mountain biking, four wheeling, and h...
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How Is Music a Conduit for Spirituality?

By Justin D. I often find myself stressed out and worried about any or all aspects of my personal life–there's so much to do and not enough time to accomplish anything. How can I help my friends with their problems? How am I supposed to overcome my own struggles? I'll never be good enough… the list of fears and doubts goes on and on. In these moments, I sit down at my piano and just play. My worries and cares melt away as my mind is filled with chord structures, harmonies, and various other i...
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Getting a Handel on Easter

Above the place where George Frederic Handel’s body lies interred in London’s Westminster Abbey, a beautiful wall sculpture depicts the composer leaning over a musical manuscript. Though papers clutter his writing surface, two prominently displayed pages reveal the masterpiece that he is crafting. Towards the top of the desk, a title page curls upward with the word MESSIAH etched across it. Directly beneath Handel’s hands, an unfinished page of music reads, “I know that my redeemer liveth.” “...
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