Wednesday, September 16, 2009
One of the things the biennial Festival of Faith & Music is about is making connections. This year, we helped make an historic connection between Dr. Cornel West and hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco—we’re still giddy. Another connection that wasn’t entirely new, but was renewed and strengthened was that of David Bazan with his old friend Jessica Hopper and his newer friend David Dark (though the Hopper/Dark connection was new). Hopper interviewed Bazan as one of the workshops during FFM. Then, the three converged in an interesting way in a recent feature article Hopper did for the Chicago Reader called The Passion of David Bazan, which includes quotes from Dark. It’s a great article about a musician who’s come to Calvin at various points along his very public journey of understanding his relationship to Christian faith. Check it out—highly recommended.