Shinedown – “Get Up”

Reflections on “Get Up” by Shinedown from the album Attention Attention.

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Starset – “Halo”

Lyrics I can see you running, running Every night from the same darkness It’s coming, coming But you are not along If you just say the word I’ll be there by your side You make me more, you make me superhuman And if you need me to I will save you Send out the signal […]

Jason Mraz – “I Won’t Let Go”

  Lyrics When I look into your eyes It’s like watching the night sky Or a beautiful sunrise Well, there’s so much they hold And just like them old stars I see that you’ve come so far To be right where you are How old is your soul? Will I won’t give up on us […]

Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

What can “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots teach us about ourselves, our culture, and our religious expression? Read this to find out!

Is Starbucks Racist? Confessions of a Former Employee | AA:14

Thanks for listening! This week Dan examines the latest controversy regarding the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, shares stories of his long employment with the company, and considers the Christian response to the controversy. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below or by reaching out at ancientabandonpodcast@gmail.com! Don’t […]

Seek First the Kingdom | AA:12

Thanks for listening! This week Dan discusses the state of young evangelicals according to a recent study and dives into what Jesus meant by “seek first His kingdom” as a response to the divisiveness of American social and political life today. I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions on this topic and others at […]

An Update for March 2018

Boy, oh boy, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything (apologies to everyone for such a long delay). A Quick Personal Update I mentioned part of this in a previous episode of the podcast, but for those of you who may not listen to it, I am very happy to let everyone know […]

Blogging Through Song: Life After Death & Taxes

A dear friend of mine named Vernon Bauer, a retired missionary to Colombia and a masterful theologian, preached a sermon once on the benefit of music in our daily Christian walk.  Needless to say, I was intrigued.  The point that he made was to plant a song in your mind to call upon when temptation […]

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-Christians […]

Changes are Coming!

Thanks again to all of you who have supported me in my blogging past.  I wanted to take a moment and update you on some changes to look forward to in coming days, weeks, and months. 1. New Domain In the near future AncientAbandon.wordpress.com will become AncientAbandon.com! 2. New Direction Up to now this blog […]