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.
It?s everyone?s favorite new read (and listen). Visit the web site for a sampling and subscription information.
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.
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
William C. Martin
The Parent’s Tao Te Ching
Hat tip: James Padilla-DeBorst
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