Confronting Concupiscence of the Ears: Music and the Moral Imagination


by
Ken Myers June 28, 2014


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2014

ABSTRACT:

Education is typically structured to sharpen dull minds, to re-order confused thinking. But the senses are also in need of discipline. God has given us five senses with which to know and engage Creation and — through Creation — something of Himself. St. John (I John 2:16) starkly warns that disordered desires can afflict the use of the sense of sight. In this lecture, Ken Myers will explore how our musical listening habits (the habitation of our ears) can likewise be disordered and disordering.!


TAGS:

Creation Education Faith Habits Music Theology


Resources:

Ken Myers
As host of the Mars Hill Audio Journal since 1992, Ken Myers has interviewed hundreds of authors of books that contribute to understanding the challenges faced by Christians in modernity. A frequent speaker at classical Christian schools (and at SCL conferences), Myers has applied the wisdom from those interviews to the challenge of enculturating the next generation of believers. A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A. in Communications) and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R. in theological studies), Myers's early career as an arts and humanities editor at National Public Radio stimulated his life-long interest in discovering how contemporary culture took the form it now has, and how the consequences of the Gospel require Christians to embody counter-cultural alternatives.

Other Contributions by Ken Myers

Cultivating Aural Hygiene

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Classical School Meets Pop Culture

Article - SCL Conference 2013

It’s the Culture Stupid

Article - SCL Conference 2011


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