New Creation Arts, a student organization at Duke Divinity School, will present a worship music symposium on how worship leaders and pastors can discern the right kind of worship music to use in any given context. The conference is titled "What is the Right Kind of Worship Music, If ... ?" and will feature leading experts in the fields of church music, liturgical studies, ethnomusicology, and theology.
Presenters will include: Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, and Lester Ruth, research professor of Christian worship, both at the Divinity School; Monique Ingalls, assistant professor of church music, Baylor University; Swee Hong Lim, director of Master of Sacred Music Program and Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto; Neil Coulter, professor of world arts at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas; and John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, & congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
The symposium is a collaboration between New Creation Arts and the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Thriving Rural Communities Initiative, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, International Council of Ethnodoxologists, and the Center for World Arts at the Graduate Institute for Applied Linguistics.