Good news for anyone who felt The Age of Adz was a little opaque:
Sufjan: …my imperative or my objective is songwriting. And I think it’s safe to say that The Age of Adz is a bit of a tangent away from songwriting.
Truly a needed conversation by two experts – Drs. Alan Strange and D.G. Hart – in Des Moines, IA.
The Reformed In America conference will be held in Des Moines, IA, on November 1 – 2, 2013. Hosted by Grace OPC and Providence URC, the conference organizers ask that you RSVP to ReformedInAmericaDM2013 AT gmail DOT com. From the PDF flier:
Is there an American form of Christianity? Many believers who live in the United States would be content simply to identify themselves as Christians, others as American Christians, and still others would be inclined to say they are Christians in America. But are believers in any of these groups able to identify distinctive traits of American Christianity? Do you know enough of the history of Christianity in this country to recognize how your own expression of Christian faith and practice has been shaped by America in the modern age, for good or ill?
None of us are simply “biblical Christians” but have a history that has shaped us in one way or another. Reformed Christians have a rich heritage going back to the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe, but they also have a peculiar history in the United States. Join us for this free two day conference which will explore some of the major outlines of the history of Reformed & Presbyterian Christianity in the United States.
Friday, November 1
Session 1 at 7:00pm
Alan Strange: “The Tumultuous Beginnings of American Presbyterianism”