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Getting the Blues

Dr. Stephen Nichols, research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College, joins the Christ the Center panel for an interesting discussion about his new book, Getting the Blues. Nichols discusses his interest in blues music and shows how the blues touch upon biblical themes. This is an utterly fascinating discussion, even for those who are not otherwise drawn to blues music. Listeners will come away wanting to crack the covers of this unusual book.

Panel

  • Stephen J. Nichols
  • Jeff Waddington
  • Jim Cassidy
  • Nick Batzig
  • James Dolezal
  • Camden Bucey

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