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Creative Motion: An Application of the Use of the Breathing Process in Performance

In a recent meeting of the Doctoral Colloquium of the School of Church Music at Southwestern Seminary, Dr. Robert Smith presented his work in the field of creative motion. Smith addressed the common misperception that in discussing creative motion he would not be addressing movement, but rather using motion as an internal idea. Smith said to define simply, music is

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Should pastors be learned in worship and music?

In the first issue of The Artistic Theologian, Kevin Bauder asks the question: “Should pastors be learned in worship and music?” He argues in the affirmative by presenting a series of nine propositions:

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Timothy Hammonds: An Open Letter to Praise Bands

Timothy Hammonds’ comments and thoughts on an open letter to praise bands by James K.A. Smith.

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Baptist Church Music Conference In Review

The Baptist Church Music Conference was held June 3-5 in Tulsa, OK. The theme for this year, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow…So Great a Cloud, was central in every concert and session. The executive council invited groups of all ages to perform, from the Brock Children’s Choir, under the direction of John Simons, an associate dean at Southwestern Seminary, to the Saints Alive Senior

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Cereal vs. Steak

Doug Wilson writes about his love for both Mozart and Vince Gill: There is no tension between these different sorts of music for different occasions, any more than there is tension between cereal for a breakfast and a steak dinner for an anniversary. He then gives a list of what he considers appropriate criteria for judging music:

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