The Reverend Belva Brown Jordan discusses Moved by the Spirit to Sing: An Overview of Music from the Black Religious Tradition.
Music hath charms to soothe the beast - or unleash it. Music is integral to identity in culture and society, from our most primitive expressions to the iPod. We will explore cross-cultural music trends and examine how music affects learning and creativity, contributes to economy, and connects performer and audience- Chautauqua Institution
Rev. Belva Brown Jordan
Rev. Belva Brown Jordan is the newly appointed Dean for Admissions and Student Services at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1986, Reverend Jordan has served as Dean for Student Life at Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since July, 2000, after eight years on the faculty of Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While at Lancaster Seminary she served as Associate Professor of Field Education and Director of Ministry Consultations for the Alliance for the Renewal of Ministry, focusing on the interpretation of theological education, practice of ministry, spirituality, and theo-musicology. She also served as Acting Dean of the Seminary for one year.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Rev. Jordan earned a B.S. and Master of Divinity degree at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, where she recently received Briteâ€™s Distinguished Minister Award for her ministry in theological education.