– Concert & Talk
w/ Bill Mallonee of Vigilantes of Love
Friday, September 24 @7pm
Free Entry, Free Coffee, Tasty Tunes & Terrific Talk
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge, IL
Bill Mallonee – the lyrical and musical voice behind the groundbreaking Americana/indie band Vigilantes of Love – will be our very special musical guest. Paste Music Magazine, in a 2006 poll of writers and artists, listed this Athens, Ga. (and now Santa Fe-based) musician as #65 in their “100 Best Living Songwriters.” He has performed with such artists as Emmylou Harris, REM, Buddy Miller, Mark Olsen (the Jayhawks), Bruce Cockburn, Dwight Yoakam, Sufjan Stevens, Derek Webb, North Mississippi Allstars, Pedro the Lion, Denison Witmer, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the Gin Blossoms. With a career dating back to the late ’80s, Mallonee has recorded 23 CDs and has steadily garnered critical acclaim in both Christian and secular media.
As our theme for the evening, we’ll explore tricky intersections between the church and the culture at large. To quote the author Andy Crouch, “It is not enough to condemn culture, nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture, copy culture or consume culture. The only way to change culture is to create culture.” That task puts a Christian artist like Bill Mallonee on the leading edge of culture creation. We’ll hear Bill’s music …and his reflections on what it means to be a Christian, an artist, and a culture-maker, plus take time for discussion in small groups.
As usual, along with plenty of good conversation, we’ll also have great coffee and snacks to go with it. This promises to be another memorable and significant evening, so be sure to Belong. Believe. Be Yourself. And above all… Be There!
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