Month: December, 2010

Five Days From a New Decade

This decade will end on Friday. But we still don’t have a name for it. The 80s and 90s were full of identity and nuance. We could easily say things like, “Hey man, it’s the 90s.” And we knew what that meant. The 80s were defined by decadence, glam rock, the introduction of hip-hop, Back to […]

Aaron Strumpel’s Poinsettia Surprise

Aaron Strumpel loves you. This dude is chock full of love and joy. The result of a dirty-hippy-loving interview with Aaron will soon be published here on Love Subverts. Since I spoke with him just a short while ago, he spontaneously made an entire Christmas album! He’s giving a few songs away for free. But if you […]

I Don’t Want To Be a Clone

A long time ago.. …in a land not so far away, I was asked to train a young man in the ways of life and Christ. He had short hair and would wear a tie to his workplace. I had long hair and would wear casual clothes to work. He had a habit of going to […]

We Wish You a Sounds Familyre Christmas

Sounds Familyre Records is the pretty girl in seventh grade that I wanted to ask to the school dance. She might be goofy and have glasses four times too big, but I don’t care. I like her. Free Christmas Music She’s releasing her third free Christmas album. Two new songs are released every day until […]

The Pig & Xmas

The Pig of God There was once a community that didn’t value lambs. They thought lambs were disgusting and dirty. But pigs were pretty awesome. One day, Christian missionaries showed up on the scene. They told the Gospel story, but they changed the context a little so the people of the local community would understand […]

Flesh and Blood

John 1:14 says: “The Word (who was God) became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” “What if God Was One of Us?” To Joan Osborne (famous for the 1995 song of this title), this question seemed highly rhetorical and far from reach. In her experience, it was almost as if God never was […]