Episode 55 – January 5, 2021
What are a few of your favorite things?
To begin 2021, Randy provides insights into the power of our “favorite things.” As you might guess, the illustrative material will include “My Favorite Things” from THE SOUND OF MUSIC. But don’t expect this to be an episode of sugar coating, playing the glad game, or living in an aloof reality. To the contrary, we will discuss the profound strength and dynamic power of concentrating on our life-changing, life-giving, life-transforming memories which can guide us confidently into our uncertain and challenging future
Episode 56 – January 12, 2021
How can we keep from singing?
Emily Current Floyd has been busy during the pandemic. Aside from keeping up with her ongoing and creative programming at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Emily has just completed a great new resource published by Choristers Guild. HOW CAN WE KEEP FROM SINGING is a collection of “ten virtual rehearsal plans for youth and adult choirs to nurture faith and to sing God’s praise.” In this episode, we’ll talk choral music and how this exciting new resource came to be.
Episode 57 – January 19, 2021
Allowing music to help us navigate the darkest days
Family counselor and Nashville minister Weslee Hill returns to CUEcast with an episode encouraging choral musicians to lean into our art as we face difficult times. In this interview, Randy discusses with Weslee what happens when we engage the many colors of choral music to actually address our deepest feelings and emotions rather than skipping and bouncing over them with only “happy music.” This is a fascinating conversation which has vast implications for our ministry with teenagers.
Episode 58 – January 26, 2021
How ministers prescribe music to help calm their flocks
Longtime friends and ministerial colleagues Robert Guffey and Randy Edwards discuss the calming, uniting, and encouraging qualities of music in their congregations today. Whether in Roanoke (Robert) or San Antonio (Randy), both ministers have learned over the decades to celebrate the rich miracle of music, particularly during challenging or dark times.