Steven R. Guthrie on Theology and Music

Here Guthrie explains how his experience helps him build on Resonant Witness to explore theology and the cognitive science of music.

Steve Guthrie’s life is a mixtape of theology, worship, and music. He’s worked in church youth ministry and music ministry. Guthrie teaches religion at Belmont University, where he founded the religion and arts major. He and Jeremy Begbie edited Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and Theology.  Oh, and he does keyboard, percussion, and vocals for SixtyFour, a Beatles cover band in Nashville.

For the first half of 2012, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship hosted Guthrie as a visiting scholar. Here he explains how that experience helps him build on Resonant Witness to explore theology and the cognitive science of music. 

In his article “The Song-Shaped Soul,” Guthrie shares what he wishes he’d known about music back when he was a youth pastor. The Academy of Parish Clergy named Resonant Witness among its 2011 Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry.

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