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Martin Scorsese’s Silence, and Our Strange New Evangelical America, by Rebecca K. Reynolds

February 8, 2017

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So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us--urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to do this for the good of the people. Is this the voice of God, or the voice of Ferreira?

So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us–urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to […]

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This is your Brain on Beethoven! Daniel J. Levitin and Understanding the Neuroscience of Music

March 13, 2015

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The relationship between music and science is more complicated (and beautiful) than we ever imagined.

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Hillsong United Movie “Let Hope Rise” To Be Released Nationwide September 30, by Phil Cooke, PhD

March 8, 2015

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It’s a great experience – and it’s being released in Surround Sound so you’ll experience the music as if you were right in the venue.

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Becoming Matthew McConaughey: INTERSTELLAR Reflections on Fatherhood, by Aaron Niequist

November 17, 2014

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While he was off trying to save the world, Cooper’s kids had to grow up without a father. It didn’t matter that he loved them…because he wasn’t there to show them. Will we make the same choice for a less noble reason?

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Speaker and Panelist Bios for Princeton’s “For Such a Time As This” Media Conference

February 17, 2013

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God’s call to Esther was one of urgency. In order to save a generation from extermination, God strategically positioned Esther in a key leadership position. Can the Church reposition its voices to effectively address the important questions of morality and Christian values in this generation? Princeton Theological Seminary’s “For Such a Time as This Media […]

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Finding Soul, by Barry Taylor, PhD

December 13, 2012

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Soul music spoke to the part of me that was unaddressed by my upbringing and education–art and music. Art was my own exercise and music was the world’s gift to me.

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Over the Rhine Brings Us to Advent

December 12, 2012

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Over the Rhine’s “All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue” recently made the LA Times’ list of the saddest Christmas songs ever, yet little else in all of December prepares us to celebrate Christ’s birth each year quite like OTR’s annual quasi-Christmas concert.

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The Power of Perseverance: Advice to Young Artists from Jazz Legend McCoy Tyner of John Coltrane Quartet

December 7, 2012

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“The Coltrane quartet was like four pistons in an engine. We had to all work together to make the car go.” -McCoy Tyner

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Hilarious Video: Theologian N.T. Wright sings “Genesis” to Tune of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” (I kid you not!)

May 25, 2012

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Theologian N.T. Wright sings song he and scientist Francis Collins collaborated on at Rabbit Room. Click here if video is not visible.  

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Artists On Call in Culture: Responses to Wisdom & Wonder

April 14, 2012

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[This post is part of a conversation around the new book by Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] Artists On Call in Culture: A Generous Mind Conversation Connecting Around Being On Call in Culture Recently, Generous Mind had discussions with a group of artists who are […]

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Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”: A Missional Worship Album? by Bryan Belknap

April 11, 2012

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Sigh No More is missional because the music goes out into the streets and MP3 players and pubs, straight to where lost people reside and brings them the hope and light of Christ’s transformative power in a language they can grasp.

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Sex, Violence, and the Teenage Music Industry, by Adam Caress

March 20, 2012

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The TV and Film industry’s sexualization of teenage girls pales in comparison to the combination of sex and violence in the music industry Adam Caress is a thoughtful inside commentator on music, faith and culture for Mule Variations: Music Culture Ideas (and a favorite former student.) In this powerful, disturbing, and carefully researched post, Adam […]

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Anatomy of a Tear Jerker: Why does Adele make everyone cry? by Michaeleen Doucleff

February 17, 2012

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Has science has found Adele’s formula? By MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF On Sunday night, British singer-songwriter Adele grabbed six Grammy awards. Three of her six wins were for her rollicking hit “Rolling in the Deep.” But it’s her ballad “Someone Like You” that has risen to near-iconic status, due in large part to its uncanny power to elicit […]

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The Action Oriented Artist, by Joey O’Conner

January 5, 2012

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The world will never experience the beauty, truth, and goodness of God through your art if you don’t take action.  by Joey O’Connor The Action Figure As a boy, I loved action-figures. GI Joe was my hero and if there was one guy I’d ever want in my foxhole, it was him. I had the […]

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Justin Bieber and Jesus, by Cathleen Falsani

August 10, 2011

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The teen sensation’s message at the Teen Choice Awards?  “Jesus loves every one of you!” by Cathleen Falsani in the Huffington Post. When Justin Bieber strode onto the stage of the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night to accept a Teen Choice Award, he thanked his fans profusely, then quickly turned his attention […]

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