Every Tuesday evening, a group of students gathers to listen to music. Sometimes it's well-known; sometimes it's music from up-and-coming artists. These students, known at Calvin as Cultural Discerners (CD's), then go back to their dorms and lead deep-listening sessions with their dorm mates.
Student activities director Ken Heffner says that this kind of deep music listening is an important spiritual practice. As such, it's best done in community—and with God's help. "Don't try doing this alone. Do it with the Holy Spirit," he says.