A Spiritual Review: Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is an iconic band from the 1980s and 90s. Perhaps their best-known track is Enjoy the Silence, but they wrote a string of remarkable hits when they were at their peak including Master and Servant, Personal Jesus, Somebody and Blasphemous Rumors. I will take a detour here to notice and deplore that many […]

An Orthodox Band: Luxury

Luxury is a 90s band that is relevant here, not because of music affinity (there is none) but rather because of the spiritual journey. Their story was interesting enough to be covered by NPR and is worth watching in the movie “Parallel Love.” These guys experienced and mostly escaped disaster, found faith, become Orthodox Christians, […]

Poetry: Hope in God (Alfred de Musset)

I have often said that it would be worth learning French only for the reason of being able to read French poetry, of which Alfred de Musset is one of the many towering geniuses. There is also a wonderful book about him and his spiritual struggles called Le Mal du Ciel which I highly recommend. […]