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Dr. Calvin M. Johansson

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  • D.M.A. degree
    Southwestern Theological Seminary
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Dr. Benny C. Aker, Assemblies of ..., 13 June 2004 [cached]
Dr. Benny C. Aker, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and Dr. Calvin M. Johansson, Evangel University, received the Delta Alpha Distinguished Educator Award.
Dr. Calvin M. Johansson began his career in 1964 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.He became an Associate in the American Guild of Organists and attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1970.He eventually earned the D.M.A. degree in 1972 from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Tex. While at Evangel University, Dr. Johansson eventually focused on the church music program, on writing, and on speaking against the eroding effects of post-modernism on contemporary church music.As a result, he authored two critically acclaimed texts that have become part of the music curriculum of many schools throughout the United States and other countries: Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint (1984) and Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-first Century Directions (1992).He has also written articles for encyclopedias, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
In 1997, Evangel University awarded Dr. Johansson the E.M. and Estella Clark Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service from Evangel University.The university also instituted the Calvin Johansson Music Scholarship to be awarded annually to an outstanding music student.After 39 years, Dr. Johansson will be retiring in 2003 from full-time teaching.
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The second significant study is by Calvin M. Johansson, who is Professor of Music at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri.He has written several books on church music, including a doctoral dissertation.7 In Discipling Music Ministry.Twenty-first Century Directions, Johansson shows how"tracing the history of Western world views gives us a clear picture of culture's steady drift toward human autonomy.
Contrary toLuther, Calvin and Zwingli censured the singing of lyrics not found in theScripture, allowing only the Psalms to be sung in worship.
Contrary to Calvin, Luther did notperceive the church as separate from society; in his philosophy, secularelements could be transformed according to a new understanding."25
7. Calvin M. Johansson, "Some theological Considerations Foundational to aPhilosophy of church Music," DMA dissertation, Southwestern BaptistTheological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas, 1974); Music and Ministry: ABiblical Counterpoint (Peabody, MA, 1998).8. Calvin M. Johansson, Discipling Music Ministry.Twenty-First CenturyDirections (Peabody, MA, 1992), p. 45.
19. Calvin M. Johansson (note 8), p. 36.
36. Calvin M. Johansson (note 8), p. 48.
THE BIBLE AND AESTHETICS, 20 Mar 2007 [cached]
Calvin Johansson is perceptive:
A Christian is not left floundering in a miasma of personal choices and standards with no absolutes to guide, as Calvin Johansson (along with the Apostle Paul), suggests:
[47] During the Reformation, Calvin and others make strong statements against the arts. However, these must be seen against the backdrop of the Roman Catholic aesthetic extravagances masking spiritual famine that the reformers, since Huss, had deplored. See footnote 20 above.
[54] Calvin M. Johansson, Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson Publishers, 1988), 139.
[58] Calvin M. Johansson, Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 1988), 43, 44.
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by Calvin M. Johansson
Johansson examines this and other crucial questions concerning church music and offers "redirection" for the function of music ministry in the life of the modern church.
"Calvin Johansson sets forth a strong case for a worship that arises out of the gospel.
"Calvin Johansson is a prophet with an important message for pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians of our day.
Calvin M. Johansson has served as a church music director for four decades. He is Professor of Music at Evangel College. He is the author of Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint, and Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-first Century Directions.
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by Calvin M. Johansson
In a time of facile musical accommodation of the gospel to culture, Dr. Johansson suggests that a heightened concern for musical style and quality is in order-not for the sake of music, but for the sake of the gospel.
". . . one of the most thorough-going volumes on the theology of church music today. Professor Johansson takes the role of the prophet, calling us to ponder deeply the biblical principles which must shape the nature of the Church's song. He calls us to listen carefully to our culture and yet not succumb to it. This is a book for pastors, musicians, and, indeed, any person of faith who wishes to reflect critically on how the music which we sing at worship shapes the way we live out our calling as God's holy people." -Martin Jean, School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University
"Professor Johansson knows the difference between entertainment and ministry.
Calvin M. Johansson has served as a church music director for four decades. He is Professor of Music at Evangel College. He is the author of Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint, and Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-first Century Directions.
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