To Be Fair, Not All Christians Have Insane Ideas About Music

Feb 27th, 2009 // 3 Comments

Perhaps as a way to provide balance to the blander-than-bland Dove Awards, the Festival of Faith and Music at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., looks like it’ll actually be a vibrant, interesting weekend. Presenters include Cornel West, the guy from Danielson’s dad (a noted songwriter in his own right), critic/blogger/author Jessica Hopper, and Christian music’s Peter Gabriel (in the best sense of that label) Charlie Peacock. On the performance end, Pedro the Lion’s Dave Bazan and Over The Rhine are as close to traditional Christian contemporary music as the festival gets, with Lupe Fiasco and the Hold Steady thrown in as well. Imagine that—a festival about music and faith that reflects a fairly wide spectrum of artists who work in that arena. Thanks for being one of the good guys, Festival organizer Ken Heffner. [Calvin College]


  1. bcapirigi

    I’ve always loved Pedro The Lion, because I think I subconsciously like being judged.

  2. Josh Mock

    Man, I’ve wanted to go to FFM for a few years now. It keeps getting better and better. Hopefully this year’s podcast will be as good as the 2007 podcast was. That’s as close as I’ll probably ever get to attending, sadly.

  3. Anonymous

    The Pedro the Lion/Hopper thing should get really interesting really fast since Bazan pissed a lot of his Christian fans off by disavowing Christ a year or two ago.

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