heidelberg catechism


Drawn to Freedom, by Eberhard Busch

In this long, freewheeling conversation with the Heidelberg Catechism, Eberhard Busch sometimes uses the document for leverage against distortions in the contemporary church, and sometimes challenges its assumptions.


The sound of faith

My Only Comfort: Death, Deliverance, and Discipleship in the Music of Bach, by Calvin R. Stapert
Johanne Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, by Christoph Wolff


A review of Drawn to Freedom

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Leonard Bern­stein was there to celebrate with Beet­hoven's Ninth Symphony. The great chorus did not voice the familiar "Freude, Freude" ("joy, joy") but instead sang "Freiheit, Freiheit" ("freedom, freedom"). That simple, direct, unambiguous mo­ment, however, is not the norm for thinking about freedom.