Renewing Our Inheritance

From early in the Church's history, Holy Week and Easter have inspired many profound artistic works, and for good reason. The events honored during this all-too-brief season invite creative commemoration, especially in music. They were and are the fulfillment of the redemptive love of God, of his eternal purposes being realized in history, and no art form expresses the mysterious relationship between time and eternity and between the personal and the cosmic better than music.

Those living through this history were propelled into a range of intense human emotion and spiritual alertness; their response has been conveyed (however approximately) to subsequent generations through poetry, visual . . .

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Ken Myers is the host and producer of the Mars Hill Audio Journal. Formerly an arts editor with National Public Radio, he also served as editor of Eternity, the Evangelical monthly magazine, and This World, the quarterly predecessor to First Things. He also serves as music director at All Saints Anglican Church in Ivy, Virginia. He is a contributing editor for Touchstone.


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Consolation in Death

Bach's Cantata BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbesteZeit (God's time is the very best time) by Ken Myers

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