Monday, December 9, 2013

Advent ~ Creator of the Stars of Night

Conditor Alme Siderum ~ Creator of the Starts of Night. Anonymous text from the 7th century used at Vespers during Advent. Sung here by the Dominican students at Blackfriars, Oxford. Below is the Latin from the Liturgia Horarum (Liturgy of the Hours), alongside the English translation.

CONDITOR alme siderum,
aeterna lux credentium,
Christe, redemptor omnium,
exaudi preces supplicum.

Qui condolens interitu
mortis perire saeculum,
salvasti mundum languidum,
donans reis remedium,

Vergente mundi vespere,
uti sponsus de thalamo,
egressus honestissima
Virginis matris clausula.

Cuius forti potentiae
genu curvantur omnia;
caelestia, terrestria
nutu fatentur subdita.

Te, Sancte, fide quaesumus,
venture iudex saeculi,
conserva nos in tempore
hostis a telo perfidi.

Sit, Christe, rex piissime,
tibi Patrique gloria
cum Spiritu Paraclito,
in sempiterna saecula. Amen.

CREATOR of the stars of night,
Thy people's everlasting light,
Jesu, Redeemer, save us all,
and hear Thy servants when they call.

Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
should doom to death a universe,
hast found the medicine, full of grace,
to save and heal a ruined race.

Thou camest, the Bridegroom of the Bride,
as drew the world to evening tide,
proceeding from a virgin shrine,
the spotless Victim all divine.

At whose dread Name, majestic now,
all knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
and things celestial Thee shall own,
and things terrestrial Lord alone.

O Thou whose coming is with dread,
to judge and doom the quick and dead,
preserve us, while we dwell below,
from every insult of the foe.

To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One,
laud, honor, might, and glory be
from age to age eternally. Amen.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Goat Rodeo Session on NPR Music

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan do some pieces from the Goat Rodeo Sessions for NPR Music. Very nice.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mister Rogers Remixed

Do you remember Mister Rogers like this? Pretty cool.

Monday, April 29, 2013

What is the Gospel? ~ Interview with N. T. Wright

This interview was filmed at a national consultation, entitled, “A Faithful Gospel: How should we understand what the gospel is?” It is the first in a series of five events taking place as part of the Evangelical Alliance’s “Confidence in the Gospel” initiative.

  • Why do we need to ask the question “what is the gospel?” (0:10)
  • What is the gospel according to the Gospels? (1:15)
  • If you only had a couple of minutes, how would you communicate the gospel with someone? (3:00)
  • Do we need to talk about repentance when we present the gospel? (5:00)
  • Why do you emphasize the importance of talking about Jesus’ life, as well as his death, when presenting the gospel? (6:50)
  • Is the gospel of Paul different to the gospel of Jesus? (8:45)
  • What would your advice be to a young evangelist? (11:35)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Explaining the Trinity

Explaining the Trinity ain't that easy. But here's a little bit of fun about it for St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Worshiping Jesus in the Mosque?

Here is an article from the January/February 2013 issue of Christianity Today, Worshiping Jesus in the Mosque, about Muslims who have come to faith in Isa al Masih (Jesus the Messiah), but remain Muslims. They find that the culture of the traditional church is too alien to them. So,though they are Christian in theology, embracing Jesus as the Messiah, Savior and Lord, they remain Muslim in culture, "worshiping Jesus in the mosque," as the title of the article says. Very interesting. I would like to see more about this.

CT featured additional articles along the same lines: