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.
What happened was, I got the idea in my head –- and I could not get it out –-that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasure, for heaven’s sake. What’s the difference whether the treasure is money, or property, or even culture, or even just plain knowledge? … Sometimes I think that knowledge –- when it’s knowledge for knowledge’s sake, anyway –- is the worst of all…. I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while — just once in a while — there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word “wisdom” mentioned!
in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
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