What I Saw & Heard at the ICHTHUS Christian Music Festival
by Christopher Jackson
On a warm Kentucky night, a young mother stands with an infant in her arms, swaying to music performed to the praise of God. The child sleeps, despite the fact that a contemporary rock ensemble is playing loud enough to damage the hearing of a grown man. This scene plays out hundreds of times a year throughout the United States at Christian rock festivals.
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Christopher Jackson is Associate Pastor at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, in Lexington, Kentucky. He and his wife Mary have three children.
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