Grace, faith and popular music

The Festival of Faith & Music at Calvin College is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, critics, journalists, artists, and listeners for three days of discussing and celebrating insightful music that explores, in some significant way, issues of faith.

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2017 lineup

Keynote speakers

Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper

Katelyn Beatty

Katelyn Beatty

Ann Powers

Ann Powers

Performances by

Julien Baker

Julien Baker

David Bazan

David Bazan

With workshops by...

Julien Baker / Bruce Benedict / Jewly Hight / Billy Mark / Justin McRoberts / Brandon Vedder / and more.

Call for papers

Propose individual papers or panels addressing faith in popular music and its various social and cultural contexts.

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Some past guests

Presenters

Daniel White Hodge / Cathleen Falsani / Lauren Winner / Chuck Klosterman / Cornel West / Makoto Fujimura

Performers

Andrew Bird / Emmy Lou Harris / Neko Case / The Civil Wars / Sufjan Stevens / Matisyahu / Lupe Fiasco

  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Emmy Lou Harris
  • The Civil Wars
  • Andrew Bird
  • Neko Case
  • Lupe Fiasco
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