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.
The task of prophetic imagination and ministry is to bring to public expression those very hopes and yearnings that have been denied so long and suppressed so deeply that we no longer know they are there. Hope, on the one hand, is an absurdity too embarrassing to speak about, for it flies in the face of all those claims we have been told are facts. Hope is the refusal to accept the reading of reality which is the majority opinion; and one does that only at great political and existential risk. On the other hand, hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretension of the present, daring to announce that the present to which we have all made commitments is now called into question. Thus the exilic community lacked the tools of hope. The language of hope and the ethos of amazement have been partly forfeited because they are an embarrassment. The language of hope and the ethos of amazement have been partly squelched because they are a threat.
The Prophetic Imagination
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