Jamming with trumpet, saxophone, vocals, and tambourine

Why Being a Christian Is Like Riffing on a 12-Bar Blues!

February 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Bozeman Public Library
626 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

A Free Tipping Point Lecture by Dr. David Wilmington (featuring a musical demonstration with guest George Morales)

Harmony and creativity: What can musical improvisation teach us about the relationships, change, and empathy central to following Christ?

There are no fixed formulas or sheet music to draw from while living a faithful life. But neither is the spiritual life a free-for-all­—so we try to tune our values, emotions, and relationships according to truth and virtue. Join us in exploring how we can create melodies within the spontaneity of life that harmonize with the music of other people and tradition.

George Morales with guitar and Dr. David Wilmington with saxophoneDr. David Wilmington (Ph.D., Baylor University) is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Yellowstone Theological Institute. He has has taught at Baylor University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He is the author of A Pregnant Silence: Negative Theology and Virtues Ethics (forthcoming, Lexington Books-Fortress Academic). Through interdisciplinary work in contemporary and medieval theology, music, and ethics, David explores creative ways to help train people as faithful improvisers of the Gospel. He loves soccer, hiking, playing saxophone, and jazz evangelization.

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