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Jeremy Begbie – Chapel “Sound Mix:…”


Jeremy Begbie at Taylor University Chapel

"I also leave praying that you won't believe the lie that all Christians have to be the same."

“Sound Mix: Live the Difference.”
Jeremy Begbie
Special music provided by the Taylor University Music Department
November 11, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Rediger Chapel

From our feature story:

Begbie’s lecture during chapel was about listening, not just seeing.  He used Romans 12:3-8 to emphasize that it takes all of our unique gifts, sounds, rhythms, together, to create God’s music.

“You can’t think about your own rhythm without hearing others,” said Begbie in reference to Romans 12. “In Paul’s polyrhythmic church … no one is so important that they can stop listening. If they do the polyrhythm collapses.”

To emphasize his point, he split students up into sections, and had them chant “Payne’s”, “Starbucks”, or “Ivanhoes” at different rhythms, in a round (Payne’s is a local coffee house and restaurant, and Ivanhoes is a favorite restaurant across from Taylor that serves shakes, sundaes, and meals).  Then, he had the Taylor Sounds sing a verse of “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” at the same time.

For those of you who were in this chapel, how did this exercise drive home the lesson that we all have a unique, and needed, sound to contribute?  Why are we tempted to believe the lie that we all need to be the same?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tim Lofton permalink
    November 12, 2009 3:33 pm

    Here is a link to the Simunye Project referenced in chapel.

  2. Caitlin Knowlton permalink
    November 12, 2009 9:47 pm

    I really enjoyed this chapel! I appreciated how much Dr. Begbie incorporated Taylor into his talk. It showed his desire to really connect with the students here. The message that he delivered was profound and excellent!

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