“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Saturday, February 24, 2018


For more than three decades I have been chronically ill and disabled with multiple sclerosis. During those years, I have found my comfort in the company of Jesus Christ and beauty of art created for His glory. Although I will never see the great Cathedrals of Europe and Britain, it is enough for me to know they are there. I can watch videos others have made of them. 

During some of my

sickest times I have lain in my bed and listened to the works of the great composers' music offerings to the glory of God. The Christian testimony of music and architecture. 

Below is a recording of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis, performing Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis. The performance took place in Gloucester Cathedral where is was first performed  and conducted by Vaughan Williams in 1910.

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) was an English composer -- a giant of sacred music. The magnificent Gloucester  Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship continuously for over 1,300 years. It's roots can be traced back to 689 AD.. (For more history of Gloucester Cathedral, see http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/history-heritage/cathedral-history/)

Listen to the beautiful music. See the beauty of the ancient architecture.

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