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Michael Card (born April 11, 1957 in Madison, Tennessee) is a Contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist who couples folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics that stem from intensive study of the Bible. This perhaps is most brought out and seen, in his very popular thought provoking song 'Scandalon' - while on a softer level of feelings from the heart came the song 'Abba Father'. Since his debut in 1981, he has sold more than 4 million albums and has written 19 number one singles. He lives with his wife, Susan, and their four children in Franklin, Tennessee. April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Madison, Tennessee is a suburb of the city of Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. ... The Beautiful Letdown, a 2003 CCM album by Switchfoot. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the common people. ... The Gutenberg Bible owned by the United States Library of Congress The Bible (Hebrew: תנ״ך tanakh, Greek: η Βίβλος hē biblos, the book) (sometimes The Holy Bible, Scripture, is the name used by Jews and Christians for their differing (and overlapping) canons of sacred texts. ... Franklin is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census. ...


Card received Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Religious Studies from Western Kentucky University. His studies in physics and astronomy allowed him to support himself while a student by working for six years at a planetarium. As of 2005, he is working on a Ph.D. in Classical Literature. Religious studies is the the designation commonly used in the English-speaking world for a multi-disciplinary, secular study of religion that dates to the late 19th century in Europe (and the influential early work of such scholars as Friedrich Max Müller, in England, and Cornelius P. Tiele, in... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The first few hydrogen atom electron orbitals shown as cross-sections with color-coded probability density. ... Radio telescopes are among many different tools used by astronomers Astronomy (Greek: αστρονομία = άστρον + νόμος, astronomia = astron + nomos, literally, law of the stars) is the science of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as auroras and cosmic background radiation). ... A planetarium is a theater built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ...

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Musician

Michael Card never intended to be a professional musician. He got his start when his mentor, Dr. William Lane, asked him to write some music to accompany weekly sermons at their church. His friend, musician Randy Scruggs, then asked him to record a demo tape so Scruggs could get a job as a producer. The record label agreed to hire Scruggs as long as his first project was to produce an album featuring Card. Since then Card has released nineteen original albums and at least six compilation albums. Another album, Starkindler, is comprised of Card's interpretations of traditional Celtic hymns. The compilations often include one or two new songs along with previously released material. With the exception of Starkindler, Card writes the vast majority of the music he records (although sometimes with collaborators). Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. ... A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a god or other religiously significant figure. ...


Each of Card's albums is structured around a unifying theme. For example, the songs from The Beginning are all based on the Pentateuch. The individual songs have subjects such as Genesis, Leviticus, Abraham, Isaac and Moses. Card is particularly adept at relating difficult or obscure concepts from the Old Testament to more understandable themes from the New Testament. For example, the song "Jubilee" talks about the period of rest and the release from debts and slavery commanded in the Jubilee year as described in Leviticus 25:9ff, but also reveals how the idea culminated in the rest and freedom from condemnation offered through Jesus. Look up Pentateuch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... Leviticus is the third book of the Hebrew Bible, also the third book in the Torah (five books of Moses). ... Tomb of Abraham Abraham (ca. ... It has been suggested that Ishaq be merged into this article or section. ... Moses or Móshe (מֹשֶׁה, Standard Hebrew, Tiberian Hebrew Mōšeh, Arabic موسى Mūsa, Geez ሙሴ Musse) is a legendary Hebrew liberator, leader, lawgiver, prophet, and historian, and also one of the greatest figures in Jewish history. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh, but not Old Testament, because it does not recognize the concept of a New Testament. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... The Jubilee year (every 50th year) and the Sabbatical year (every seventh year) are Biblical commandments concerning ethical ownership of land. ... Leviticus is the third book of the Hebrew Bible, also the third book in the Torah (five books of Moses). ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE — 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ...


Card's most famous song is "El Shaddai", which was recorded by Amy Grant as well as by Card himself. Grant's recording was named #326 on the RIAA's list of 365 Songs of the Century in 2001. Other popular Card songs include "Emmanuel," "Joy in the Journey," and "Heal Our Land." "Heal Our Land" was commissioned as the 1993 National Day of Prayer theme song. El Shaddai is a Contemporary Christian music song by Amy Grant from her 1982 album Age to Age. ... Amy Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American Christian and pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... The Recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) is the trade group that represents the recording industry in the United States. ... The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ... The National Day of Prayer is a day designated by the United States congress as a day when all Americans regardless of faith can come together and pray to God in their own way. ...


Despite his tremendous success in music, Card has always maintained that his music career is secondary to his calling as a Bible teacher. He has at times distanced himself from the CCM industry by criticizing the promotion of personalities over musical content [1] and the shifting emphasis away from God in order to sell more albums. [2]


Author

Michael Card is the author or co-author of sixteen books. He originally started writing as a way to share the knowledge he accumulated while researching his songs. His studies were so in-depth that he couldn't condense everything he had learned into one short song. The books that resulted from album research bear the same titles as the albums. He then branched out to other subjects not specifically based on his music, such as the Gospel of John, homeschooling, and Christian discipleship and mentoring. As of 2005, he has joined with NavPress to pursue his interest in writing Christian fiction. [3] The Gospel of John is the fourth gospel in the canon of the New Testament, traditionally ascribed to John the Evangelist. ... Thomas Edison attended compulsory school for only three months, after which he was taught at home by his mother and a tutor. ... The Navigators is a worldwide Christian parachurch organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Its main purpose is the discipling (training) of Christians with a particular emphasis on enabling them to share their faith with others. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ...


Radio Host

In addition to touring and writing, Card also hosts a weekly radio program. In the Studio with Michael Card is carried by stations in 48 states, Canada, and the Caribbean. It is also available via internet streaming audio and as a podcast. The show is an amalgam of talk, musical performances and Bible study. Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. ...


Controversies

  • In 1996, Michael Card caused some concern within his primarily evangelical fan base by releasing an album (Brother to Brother) and touring with musician John Michael Talbot. Some fans and critics felt betrayed by their collaboration since Card is lauded for lyrics that scrupulously adhere to Protestant theology and Talbot is a Catholic. [4]

Still, Card said, he doesn't see Mormonism and evangelical Christianity as opposed to each other. They are more like the two ends of a long thread — part of the same thing. [5] The word evangelicalism usually refers to a tendency in diverse branches of conservative Christianity, typified by an emphasis on evangelism, a personal experience of conversion, biblically-oriented faith, and a belief in the relevance of Christian faith to cultural issues. ... John Michael Talbot is a singer guitarist who is also a monk. ... Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason) means reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and God. ... Ravi Zacharias (full name, Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias, born 1946 near Madras, India) is a Canadian-American apologist for Evangelical Christianity. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area     City 285. ... The Deseret Morning News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utahs oldest continually published daily newspaper. ...

Since the statement was not a direct quote, some have surmised that Card was misunderstood. The impact of this statement can be understood in the context that many Protestants deny that Mormons are Christians and consider the LDS church a cult. Card's response to his critics [6] has not helped to clarify the matter.

Mormonism has had an uneasy relationship with traditional Christianity since its earliest days in the 1820s, when its founder Joseph Smith, Jr. ... It has been suggested that cult debate be merged into this article or section. ...

Discography

  • First Light (1981)
  • Legacy (1983)
  • Known By The Scars (1984)
  • Scandalon (1985)
  • The Final Word (1987)
  • Present Reality (1988)
  • Legacy and First Light (1988) Both albums reissued on a single disc.
  • Sleep Sound in Jesus: Gentle Lullabies (1989)
  • The Beginning (1989)
  • The Way of Wisdom (1990)
  • The Promise: A Celebration of Christ’s Birth (1991)
  • The Word: Recapturing the Imagination (1992)
  • Come to the Cradle (1993)
  • Poiema (1994)
  • Joy in the Journey (1994) Includes "Chorus Of Faith" and remakes of "Why", "El Shaddai" and "Come To The Table" not available on any other CD.
  • Brother to Brother (with John Michael Talbot) (1996)
  • Close Your Eyes So You Can See (1996)
  • Unveiled Hope (1997)
  • Starkindler: A Celtic Conversation Across Time (1998)
  • Concert Talks Volume 1 (1998)
  • Soul Anchor (2000)
  • Scribbling in the Sand (2002)
  • Scribbling In The Sand Audio Book (2002)
  • A Fragile Stone (2002) Now out of print; reissued in 2006.
  • A Fragile Stone Audio Book (2003)
  • "The Rabbi's Heartbeat" (2003) CD single available only with Brennan Manning's The Rabbi's Heartbeat book.
  • The Life of Simon Peter (8 disc teaching series) (2003)
  • The Hidden Face of God (2006)
  • A Fragile Stone (Reissue) (2006) Comes with DVD of a 4-part program Michael Card did with Day Of Discovery on Simon Peter.
  • The Ultimate Collection (2006)

John Michael Talbot is a singer guitarist who is also a monk. ... Brennan Manning (Born Richard) is an author born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. ...

Compilations albums

  • The Life (1988) Contains The Final Word, Scandalon and Known by the Scars in a boxed set (except Crown Him-Reprise)
  • The Early Works (1991)
  • The Ancient Faith (1993) — Contains The Beginning, The Way of Wisdom and The Word: Recapturing the Imagination in a boxed set (Plus "Heal Our Land" song for the National Day of Prayer & "Ancient Faith Overture" not found elsewhere)
  • The Early Years (1996) — Popular songs from The Life trilogy
  • Signature Songs (1999) — Popular songs from Legacy and First Light

Other works featuring Michael Card

  • Christmas (1988) Michael Card sings "What Child Is This?". Not available elsewhere.
  • Coram Deo (1992) Michael Card sings two duets with Charlie Peacock: "Amen! Praise And Glory!" and "Lord Of Love".
  • Steve Green People Need The Lord (1994) Duet on "Embrace The Cross".
  • Promise Keepers- A Life That Shows (1994) Song "Bearers Of The Light", later available on Poiema, debuts here.
  • Wedding album (1995) Michael Card's "Earthly Perfect Harmony" and "Lord of Love", a duet with Charlie Peacock appear.
  • Wes King "A Room Full Of Stories" (1997) Wrote "Who But God?"
  • Songs 4 Life: Feel The Power (1998) "Love Crucified Arose" appears.
  • Songs 4 life: Renew your heart! (1998) "Joy In The Journey" appears.
  • John Michael Talbot "Cave Of The Heart" (1999) Backing vocals.
  • 30 Years of Award-Winning Music (1999) "El Shaddai" appears.
  • Songs From The Book (1999) "The Book" appears. Michael Card also plays acoustic guitar on "El Shaddai" sung by Winans Phase 2 & Amy Grant.
  • John Michael Talbot Wisdom (2001) Backing vocals.
  • I Will Be Here: 10 Contemporary Wedding Songs includes "The Wedding"
  • Giving You the Rest of My Life: 13 Contemporary Classics for Memorable Weddings Michael Card & Charlie Peacock's "Amen! Praise And Glory" is included, but Charlie Peacock isn't credited as singing.
  • Let Us Pray: The National Day of Prayer Album "Heal Our Land" appears.

Steve Green is a gospel singer renowned for his extraordinary vocal range (tenor 3) and flexible solo style. ... John Michael Talbot is a singer guitarist who is also a monk. ... John Michael Talbot is a singer guitarist who is also a monk. ...

Videos

  • "Front Row" (1990)
  • "The Word: Recapturing The Imagination" (1992) Includes music video "So Many Books".
  • "The Visual Bible: The Debate Over Tradition" (1994) Includes "Recapture Me" music video.
  • "Christmas In Belfast" (1997)
  • "Scribbling In The Sand" (2002) Also on DVD.

Books

  • Sleep Sound in Jesus (1989) (ISBN 0-7369-1219-3)
  • Immanuel: Reflections on the Life of Christ (1990) (ISBN 0-8407-7496-6)
  • The Promise: A Celebration of Christ’s Birth (1991) (ISBN 0-917143-07-8)
  • Come to the Cradle (1993) (ISBN 0-917143-24-8)
  • The Parable of Joy: Reflections on the Wisdom of the Book of John (1995) (ISBN 0-7852-8229-7)
  • Close Your Eyes So You Can See: Stories of Children in the Life of Jesus (1996) (ISBN 1-56507-425-4)
  • Joy in the Journey (1996) (ISBN 0-7935-7665-2)
  • The Homeschool Journey (with Susan Card) (1997) (ISBN 1-56507-568-4)
  • Unveiled Hope: Eternal Encouragement from the Book of Revelation (with Scotty Smith) (1997) (ISBN 0-7852-7209-7)
  • Tell Me Why: Eternal Answers to Life's Timeless Questions (1999) (ISBN 1-58134-031-1) — Answers to children's questions such as "Why did God make me?" and "Why do we have to die?"
  • A Violent Grace (2000) (ISBN 1-57673-688-1) — Focuses on the frequently ignored brutality of Jesus's crucifixion.
  • The Walk: A Moment in Time When Two Lives Intersect (2001) (ISBN 0-7852-7750-1) — Chronicles the 20-year relationship between Card and his mentor, Dr. William Lane, until Lane's death.
  • Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity (2002) (ISBN 0-8308-2317-4)
  • A Fragile Stone: the Emotional Life of Simon Peter (2003) (ISBN 0-8308-2372-7)
  • A Sacred Sorrow: Reaching Out to God in The Lost Language of Lament (2005) (ISBN 1-57683-667-3) — Reclaiming the ability to cry out to God when we suffer.
  • A Sacred Sorrow Experience Guide (2005) (ISBN 1-57683-668-1) — A 10-week study that helps the reader relate his own painful experiences to those of Biblical personages.

Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE — 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Artistic depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus. ...

Awards

1983 GMA Dove Awards The Gospel Music Association (GMA) was founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting and promoting the development of all forms of Gospel music. ... The Dove Awards, created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian and gospel music, are held annually in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

Songwriter of the Year
Song of the Year: "El Shaddai"

1988 GMA Dove Award Winners of the Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year are: 2002 Bart Millard 2001 Nicole C. Mullen 2000 Michael W. Smith 1999 Rich Mullins 1998 Steven Curtis Chapman 1997 Steven Curtis Chapman 1996 Michael W. Smith 1995 Steven Curtis Chapman 1994 Steven Curtis Chapman 1993 Steven... Winners of the Dove Award of the Gospel Music Association for Song of the Year are: 2005 Who Am I (Mark Hall) 2004 Word of God Speak (Pete Kipley, Bart Millard) 2003 Holy (Nichole Nordeman, Mark Hammond) 2002 I Can Only Imagine (Bart Millard) 2001 Redeemer (Nicole C. Mullen) 2000...

Praise & Worship Album of the Year: The Final Word

1994 GMA Dove Award

Children's Music Album of the Year: Come to the Cradle

1994 RIAA Certified Gold Recording The Recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) is the trade group that represents the recording industry in the United States. ...

Sleep Sound in Jesus

1997 Western Kentucky University Distinguished Alumnus [7]


1998 National Religious Broadcasters Chairman's Award The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Association represents 1700 plus Christian religious broadcasters. ...


2001 RIAA 365 Songs of the Century The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ...

#326 "El Shaddai," as recorded by Amy Grant

2002 Publishers Weekly Award Amy Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American Christian and pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and literary agents. ...

Best Religion Book: Scribbling in the Sand

2002 Chicago Book Clinic Award Of Excellence

Best General Trade Book in the Self-Help Category: Scribbling in the Sand

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Michael Card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1560 words)
Michael Card (born April 11, 1957 in Madison, Tennessee) is a Contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist who couples folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics that stem from intensive study of the Bible.
Card is particularly adept at relating difficult or obscure concepts from the Old Testament to more understandable themes from the New Testament.
In the Studio with Michael Card is carried by stations in 48 states, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The Michael Card Page (499 words)
Michael mastered guitar and piano, and while attending college developed a close friendship with Bible scholar William Lane, who not only developed Michael's love of learning, but enlisted him to write songs for weekly sermons.
By 1983, Michael won a Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year and the now-classic "El Shaddai" was named Song of the Year.
In 1984, Michael signed with Sparrow, and immediately launched an ambitious album trilogy based on the life of Christ, Known by the Scars, Scandolon and The Final Word.
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