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BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2015 – Michael Card, noted Christian singer-songwriter, author,
and radio host, will lecture at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, as part of the
King University Institute for Faith and Culture 2015-16 lecture series. At 7 p.m., he will give a concert at the Bristol Train Station in downtown Bristol,
Va. The events, co-sponsored by Bristol Herald Courier, are open to the public and
free to attend.
A native of Franklin, Tenn., Michael Card’s career has spanned 34 years. He has recorded
more than 37 albums, authored more than 25 books, hosted a radio program, and written
for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”,
“Love Crucified Arose”, and “Immanuel,” he never imagined selling more than four million
albums or writing over 19 number one hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark
contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.
Card is known for combining folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics derived
from intensive study of the Bible. He invites listeners and readers to grasp the meaning
of Biblical text with all their heart and mind.
“When we say at the King Institute for Faith and Culture that we seek important conversations
between faith, art, and culture, we see this endeavor exemplified in someone like
Michael Card,” states Shannon Harris, interim director of the Institute. “Michael
encourages us to ask meaningful questions of one another, and enter into conversation
with God and community. We hope you will join us for an intimate performance with
Mr. Card on Monday night [Nov. 17], and to hear him speak and perform in the morning.
We are privileged to have him with us.”
“Thomas Merton said, ‘The least of learning is done in the classroom,’ and he is so
right,” says Card. “The bulk of what I’ve learned whether academically, musically,
or personally is through interacting with people, which is why I think community is
so important to our growth as Christians.”
Whether it is through his writings, concerts, or teaching, the core of what binds
these seemingly diverse endeavors together is biblical community. It is at the heart
of everything Michael Card does.
“The one thing we strive to achieve is to reach people where they are,” explains Card.
“Whether it’s my work or the work of someone else; there is a greater chance of reaching
more people, who in turn will reach out to others in their own community.”
Michael is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned his bachelor
and master’s degrees in biblical studies. He also received honorary Ph.D.’s in music
and Christian education from Whitfield Seminary and Philadelphia Biblical University.
Visit http://faithandculture.king.edu or contact Dr. Shannon Harris, interim director of the King University Institute
for Faith and Culture at email@example.com, 423-652-4836, or 423-747-3524 for additional information.
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