March 22 Towers: What hath Nashville to do with Jerusalem?

Communications Staff — March 23, 2010

The March 22 issue of Towers has a bit of a twang in its tune.

The most recent issue of Towers spotlights country music, including its relationship to the Southern Baptist Convention; its impact on, and reflection of, American culture; and Southern Seminary connections to the country music world.

Stories include:

  • “What hath Nashville to do with Jerusalem? Russell D. Moore talks about country music’s relationship to the SBC.”
    Moore serves as senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the School of Theology at Southern.
  • “Three chords and the truth — challenges and opportunities in country music,” by Adam Dorsey.
    Dorsey is a graduate of Southern who formerly had a country music performing career and now serves as a Nehemiah church planter with the North American Mission Board in Canada.
  • “My father’s son: Brand making a name in country music.”
    Performer Owen Brand talks about his relationship with his father, SBTS Professor Owen Brand, and life as a Christian in the country music world.
  • “Blind Anabaptist Blues weds sound doctrine to Windy City music”
    SBTS extension center student Joe Dittman talks about his Gospel/blues band that is based in Chicago.
  • “The bluegrass Gospel: Long Run Players minister to the nations through back-home music”
    A group of SBTS students formed a bluegrass band for the purpose of evangelism. We also have a profile of Long Run bass player Jeff Gayhart.

We also have 3 questions with Jedd Medefind, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans and Great Commission Resurgence Task Force response articles by Jim Richards, executive director of Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, and Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention.

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