Online Course:Country Music and Christian Faith

27 - 15

Sep 2021 - Oct 2021

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

GMT -5:00 Central Daylight Time

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Rich in imagery, story, and emotion, the world of country music is a space where many turn to grieve, celebrate, endure, and even pray. Hank, Loretta and Johnny are just a few examples of how country music helps form the faith of so many people. Country Music and the Christian Faith is a course for country music lovers who want to connect their love of music and their spiritual lives. This three-week course explores the connections between music, faith, and community without leaving behind the edgier parts of the country sound. Much of the course consists of listening to and reflecting on music from the rich history and diversity of country music, this course creates the space for shaping spiritual practices and rich playlists through exploring the different potentials of country music and how it speaks to those in need. This course will have optional gathering times for listening to music and reflecting. There will also be a mix of articles, videos and podcasts on the history, theology, and spirituality of country music from Alan Jackson to Zac Brown. While there are no required textbooks, a Spotify Account (Free or Premium) is required for the course to listen to the assigned playlists and build new playlists. Instructions will be provided how to set up Spotify Account. Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, we will have optional live meetings.

Type of Event: All
Intended Audience: All
Event Sponsor: Annual Conference - Great Plains
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