Starting June 1st Cardiphonia will have a new home! The Benedict family has accepted a call as the new Chaplain of Worship/Arts at Hope College up in Holland, Michigan. As part of this move Cardiphonia will become a ministry extension of the work happening through the Chaplain’s office. I’ll be working with an incredible team of staff and students to direct, develop, and nurture the worship life of a college campus including a couple thousand students and hundreds of professors and staff.
Hope College is a top rated small liberal arts college that takes its faith life and commitment to Christ very seriously! The fact that over a thousand students pack chapel 4 times a week attests to this. They are also tops in academics competing yearly with the likes of Stanford and Harvard for undergrad science grants. Some well known grads include Sufjan Stevens, Vito Aiuto, Kevin DeYoung.
I’m also super excited about building on the tremendous culture and foundation that Joshua Banner has built at Hope in his 8 years on the job.
You can listen to the CD’s he has recorded with the students HERE.
You can listen to some of Josh’s other stuff HERE that he has written with his poet wife Susanna under the pseudonym “Ordinary Neighbors.”
You can read a chapter that Josh has written on the arts in David Taylor’s book “For the Beauty of the Church.”
Thanks to my friend Mary Brown for this beautiful image that captures the ministry of Hope College so well.