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Praise or Noisy Gong?: A Musicologist's Vision for Loving Your Neighbor

Differences in musical tastes, aesthetics and priorities are notoriously contentious issues for congregations and ministries to navigate.

This session probes the question of why we so often struggle to understand and appreciate the music of our fellow believers, whether they are in the pew beside us or across the world. We'll consider how and why music carries cultural baggage of various kinds, and what it might look like to try to love your neighbor by walking a mile in their musical "shoes".

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