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Music & Ethnodoxology

Worship of the Triune God is one of the greatest acts possible. In scripture, artistic expression is used extensively in worship. Music, poetry and drama take many forms of creative expression, calling on Christians across the ages to continually create new artistic forms for worship. Furthermore, music and worship can be one of the most powerful ways of touching the human heart with the loving message of the good news of Jesus. This department is committed to the highest level of artistic excellency in the missional service of making God’s name famous among all the nations through indigenous forms of expression.

Luk Thung: The Culture and Politics of Thailand’s Most Popular Music

Since the 1960s, the hybrid popular music called luk thung has embodied the aspirations, frustrations, and sorrows of Thailand’s working class. Global scholarship, however, has been slow in examining this seminal genre. In this pioneering book, ethnomusicologist James Mitchell explores the many facets of luk thung through ethnographic research with singers, songwriters, fans, and other professionals. The groundbreaking final […]