Monday, October 20, 2008


I spend a lot of time listening to J.S. Bach, the great Lutheran composer of cantatas, and liturgical music. I have read many biographers on Bach, and listen to his music day and night, and will never be able to exhaust the riches in Bach’s music. It is a sweeping exposition of the scriptures in which theology is expressed in the very notation and melodies of the music! – not just the words. He was surely just a man, a German Lutheran, but one with divine genius that must not be neglected. I recommend Saint John’s Passion if you ever have a spare evening or afternoon. It is truly good and right that Bach pour out of the roof and windows so that no one in the neighborhood will be free of him.

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