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Creation’s Music


Creation’s Music

With Jeremy Begbie and Kirsty Beilharz

What is music and what is it about music that stirs the human soul?

Is it just a series of sound waves producing neurological responses … or could music be – as so many ancients believed – a signal from God?

Join us for this episode as we take a look at the enduring love affair between music and the human heart.

Special thanks to Zondervan Academic, our show sponsor, publishers of Evangelical Theology by Michael F Bird.


Meet our guests


Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, and the McDonald Agape Director and founder of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.

His books include A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts (Baker Academic), Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Eerdmans), Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Tr­­uth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker), and Music, Modernity, and God (OUP).

He is an ordained minister of the Church of England and a professionally trained musician who has performed extensively as a pianist and conductor.  He tours widely as a speaker, specializing in multimedia performance-lectures.


Kirsty Beilharz is Professor and Director of Mission, and Director of Research (Graduate Programs) at Excelsia College, Australia.

Kirsty’s passion for academic leadership extends to research, higher education strategy, student and staff formation; ethics; and inclusion and social justice for marginalised people, especially the elderly, and women.

Her recent writing has focused on student formation in the context of diversity and plurality; living well at the end of life; ethical issues including palliative care, wellbeing interventions for people living with dementia and in aged care; theological and philosophical perspectives on music, equity and opportunity, governance and organisational leadership.

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Creation’s Music




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