Consolation for the Suffering

A CONCERT OF MUSIC AND NARRATIVE FOR THE MANY WHO SUFFER FOR THEIR FAITH Produced by Brehm Center's Fred Bock Institute of Music at Fuller Theological Seminary, this unique music event seeks to amplify the stories we do not often listen for: the voices of the daily persecuted and suffering Christians around the world. Newly-composed music for choir, orchestra, and soloists will be interspersed with the stories of individuals who have suffered for their faith, creating a holistic reminder of, and lament for, our brothers and sisters. Choirs from Vanguard University and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach will join conductor Dr. James L. Melton and conductor/composer Dr. Edwin M. Willmington of Fuller Theological Seminary to create an evening of listening, ...
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NACM Newsletter

National Association of Church Musicians (NACM) Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2017 (PDF) (quoted) ...
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Revere/Restore - New Music Release - 2016 (PDF) Original Location: ...
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I Like Music! What a Great Life!

(This post was written prior to 2016, in a blog entitled "Jubal's Jottings.") So, I found myself at Christmas concerts and services over the past weekend…like many others. As I sat and listened and joined the music of the season, I found myself with more than an occasional moment of emotion. You know, the simple singing of "Silent Night, Holy Night" is really pretty profound in many ways! I further found myself thinking back over the last couple of years…I wrote a LOT of little black notes on some score paper – hundreds of pages of music…Jubilate! Concert Mass, the Lausanne project in Africa… I thought once again at not only the joy and wonder of music as a listener ...
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Christmas Carols & Theology

(This post was written prior to 2016, in a blog entitled "Jubal's Jottings.") We sing these phrases once a year…"God and sinners reconciled…Offspring of the Virgin’s womb…Veiled in flesh the Godhead see…Hail the incarnate Deity…Born that man no more may die…." The good part is that we DO once a year ingest these great theological statements of Christian belief into our hearts and minds through the gift of song. The sad part is that we sing them quickly, without due explanation or significant contemplation…and poof, we don’t sing them again for another year! In the following link, several people offer their interesting thoughts on Christmas songs and theology. Not all Christmas carols have totally accurate statements in them, so we ...
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