Hearn Symposium Sessions Available 'On Demand' on baylortv.com

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Oct. 9, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman


Billy Ray Hearn Symposium on Christian Music
Symposium Sessions available on demand at baylortv.com
Four plenary sessions of the Billy Ray Hearn Endowed Symposium on Christian Music are available for viewing "on demand" on http://www.baylortv.com/.

The inaugural Hearn Symposium, which focused on "Music and the Church: Relevance in a Changing Culture," was sponsored by Baylor University's Center for Christian Music Studies. More than 500 pastors, worship leaders, musicians and others attended the three-day conference held Oct. 7-9 on the Baylor campus.

Among the sessions now available on demand are:



Keynote address, 2:30 p.m., Oct. 7


George Barna, the founder and directing leader of Barna Research Group, presented findings of a major survey that assesses the current state of music in worship. The findings included the types of music currently used, attitudes toward music and worship, how churches deal with music-related challenges, and more. The survey was commissioned specifically by the symposium.



An Apologetic from the Christian Music Industry to the Church, 8 a.m., Oct. 8


• Charlie Peacock, author, recording artist, songwriter, producer


Joining Charlie for the Q&A session were:


• Peter York of Sparrow Records
• Bill Hearn of EMI Christian Music Group
• Don Cason of Word Music.



Songs of the People: Perspectives on Congregational Music, 10 a.m., Oct. 8


• Michael Hawn, Michael Hawn, associate professor of music, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
• Gwen Williams, From the Heart Ministries, New Orleans
• Carl Daw, executive director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
• Mike Coleman, president and CEO of Integrity Music
• Scott Dyer, Willow Creek Community Church, Barrington, Ill.



Congregational Song and the Church: Three Perspectives, 1 p.m., Oct. 8


• Nathan Corbitt, professor at the Campolo School for Social Change at Eastern College, Philadelphia (Evangelical Church Perspective)
• Emily Brink, senior research fellow at the Institute for Music and Worship at Calvin College (Mainline Church Perspective)
• Jack Hayford, pastor of Church on the Way and chancellor of King's College and Seminary, Los Angeles (Charismatic Church Perspective

Hearn, president and CEO of EMI Christian Music Group and a former three-term member of the Baylor Board of Regents, established the symposium to address issues in Christian music, to explore the role of Christian music in culture, and to ensure dialogue and facilitate interaction between church musicians, pastors, Christian music industry executives, artists and composers.

For more information, contact the Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies at (254) 710-2360.

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