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Posts from the President - Vol 2

We have a saying, “It’s like music to my ears.” Music is something that human beings create like no other creature on earth. Musician is one of the first three occupations in the world according to Genesis 4:20-22 (along with shepherds and tinkers). At Christmas we are particularly gifted with music. We love Christmas carols and also some of the songs more recently composed. The story of the birth of “a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,” inspires us.

We all have a great opportunity in November to hear one of our own troubadours tell us about a journey through Christmas music. Steve Bell is an alumnus of Providence Theological Seminary (he took a class from me!), he received the annual Christian Leadership Award a few years back, and his father served on our Board of Governors for a time.

Steve will give a series of lectures at Providence on Thursday, November 21, and in the evening Steve will give a concert in the Reimer Student Life Centre. Our own music faculty are also performing this Sunday evening, November 17 in the chapel.

Music has a way of moving the soul unlike anything else in our world. Whether it is the performance of classical works like Bach or Beethoven or the more contemporary sounds of Steve Bell music calms, motivates, and inspires. As the apostle Paul notes more than once, our relationship with God moves us to song, it is one of the immediate responses of the redeemed to the work of God from Bethlehem to Golgotha to the mount of the resurrection.

Enjoy the music this season!

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