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Fostering Cultural Inclusivity In Our Church Music, John Macinnis Oct 2018

Fostering Cultural Inclusivity In Our Church Music, John Macinnis

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"Openness to hearing, engaging, and loving other cultures is not a musical issue; it is a heart issue."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­musical variety in corporate worship from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/fostering-cultural-inclusivity-in-our-church-music/


Estate Planning: Psalms And Hymns For A Lifetime, Karen Demol May 2018

Estate Planning: Psalms And Hymns For A Lifetime, Karen Demol

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"Singing classics of the faith that have been 'keepers' for decades and centuries enables the various generations within a congregation to sing together, strongly."

Posting about the rich heritage of classic hymns from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/estate-planning-psalms-and-hymns-for-a-lifetime/


Q + A With Derek Webb, Luke Hawley Nov 2017

Q + A With Derek Webb, Luke Hawley

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"I don’t know how many songs I’ve written but it’s still a completely unfamiliar process to me."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­an interview with music industry veteran Derek Webb from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/qa-with-derek-webb/


"A Medium For Meeting God": C.S. Lewis And Music (Especially Wagner), John Macinnis Jun 2016

"A Medium For Meeting God": C.S. Lewis And Music (Especially Wagner), John Macinnis

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This essay will survey Lewis’s writings and outline the development of his aesthetic ideas in relation to music, emphasizing his enjoyment of Wagner and explaining nuanced references to Wagner throughout Lewis’s works. Moreover, this essay will describe how Lewis’s ideas about God advanced in counterpoint to his ideas about music and how Lewis came to eventually conclude that music is a medium for meeting God. To conclude, I share ways in which Lewis’s ideas have influenced and strengthened my own teaching of Wagner in Music History and Literature classes.


What Makes Music Christian?, John Macinnis May 2016

What Makes Music Christian?, John Macinnis

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"Music, cultivated as it should be, awakens our senses and our understanding of what is possible in this good world."

Posting about defining Christian music from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/what-makes-music-christian/


Political World Of Bob Dylan, Jeff Taylor, Chad Israelson Apr 2016

Political World Of Bob Dylan, Jeff Taylor, Chad Israelson

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According to Bob Dylan, we live in what his 1989 song calls a “Political World.” He is correct. But what does this mean? And what is Dylan’s relation to his world?


The Art Of Rock And Roll Memoir, Howard Schaap Sep 2015

The Art Of Rock And Roll Memoir, Howard Schaap

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Interreferentiality Of Music, Soul, And Cosmos In Eriugena's Commentary On Martianus Capella's De Nuptiis, Book I, John Macinnis May 2015

Interreferentiality Of Music, Soul, And Cosmos In Eriugena's Commentary On Martianus Capella's De Nuptiis, Book I, John Macinnis

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Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man: Shifting From World Peace To Spiritual Warfare In Contemporary Christian Music, Scott Culpepper Apr 2015

Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man: Shifting From World Peace To Spiritual Warfare In Contemporary Christian Music, Scott Culpepper

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Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis Mar 2015

Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis

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Augustine’s De musica is all that remains of his ambitious plan to write a cycle of works describing each of the liberal arts in terms of Christian faith and is actually unfinished; whereas the six books extant today primarily examine rhythm, Augustine intended to write about melody also. The sixth book of De musica was better known in late Antiquity and the Middle Ages than the first five, and it takes up philosophical questions of aesthetics related to the proportionate ordering discernable throughout creation. After a brief introduction summarizing De musica’s content and its importance in subsequent Christian ...


Karl Barth's Mozart: Lessons For Christian Music Education, John Macinnis Oct 2014

Karl Barth's Mozart: Lessons For Christian Music Education, John Macinnis

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The author considers Barth's thoughful and emotional engagement with Mozart's music and argues that "Christian music educators are in a special place for raising similar questions about music's contributions to human flourishing, its roles in personal progress, and the mysteries of common grace in which God's glory can be sounded from even unknowing servants."


Dordt Sings! 50 Classic Hymns, Karen Demol, Jonathan De Groot Oct 2013

Dordt Sings! 50 Classic Hymns, Karen Demol, Jonathan De Groot

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The purpose of the 50 Classic Songs for Worship at Dordt is to present a core of classic hymns which we believe every Dordt student should know.


Music And Politics: U2 And The Country Of Adolescence, Howard Schaap Jan 2011

Music And Politics: U2 And The Country Of Adolescence, Howard Schaap

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