vol. 4, num. 7 :: 2005.04.08 — 2005.04.21
One of the most diverse and ancient art forms is music.? Demonstrating its centrality to human culture, we have car radios, home stereos, live performance outlets in every church and town, and conferences dedicated entirely to exploring its connection to life lived faithfully in God.? So what about faith and music?
The worship debate is more complex than ?traditional vs. contemporary? music. What guidance do we have for meaningful worship?
An inadequate attempt to capture in words the working of the Spirit in music.
From a back room concert to the purpose of the artist.
A composer and a conductor collaborate in the creation of music that moves.
An artist wonders out loud about the link between victims and perpetrators.
A shorter catechism addressing seven big questions about music in God?s world.
Marilynne Robinson frees John Calvin from historical captivity in The Death of Adam.
A Christian musician with a professional recording studio wrestles with tough questions as he confronts lyrics and actions in his business dealings that he doesn?t necessarily approve of.
Pedro the Lion?s David Bazan talks about the creative process, faith, and the community of Christian artists.
Examining the roots of hip hop shows how far it has come.
On the process of making a rock and roll album.
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A fun way to discover new artists based on those you currently enjoy.
A fantastically talented musician and conductor, Daniel Barenboim sees music as a wordless means of uniting individuals across borders in Israel-Palestine.
CMC Founder Tom Willett presented at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Music on Saturday, April 2. Find out more about this semester-long program for college students aspiring to the music industry.
It is useless to try to adjudicate a long-standing animosity by asking who started it or who is the most wrong. The only sufficient answer is to give up the animosity and try forgiveness, to try to love our enemies and to talk to them and (if we pray) to pray for them. If we can’t do any of that, then we must begin again by trying to imagine our enemies’ children, who, like our children, are in mortal danger because of enmity that they did not cause. We can no longer afford to confuse peaceability with passivity. Authentic peace is no more passive than war. Like war, it calls for discipline and intelligence and strength of character, though it calls also for higher principles and aims. If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.
“A Citizen’s Response” in Citizenship Papers
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