In the first chapter of Nathan Hatch’s book, The Democratization of American Christianity, he immediately states his central theme: democratization is central to understanding the development of American Christianity. In proving the significance of his thesis, he examines five distinct traditions of Christianity that developed in the nineteenth century: the Christian movement, Methodists, Baptists, Mormons and black churches. Despite these groups having diverse structural organization and theological demeanor, they all shared the commonality of the primacy of the individual conscience.
Unconscious aspects of the human psyche are very common now a days. Young and older adults are mostly the one that do things and have unconscious ways. This is called Psychoanalysis, people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious thoughts and motivations, thus gaining “insight”. In Fahrenheit 451, my goal is to explain and break down the human psyche. Understand that Freud believes and ways to control the unconscious minds are still in effect. Aiming for the psychoanalysis, to releases emotions, that’s make unconscious conscious.
Society has engraved in our nation's mind that social welfare is pointless and something to be ashamed of. Through the media society has put a certain image of what welfare is. Most people believe those who benefit from welfare are mainly people of color and thanks to the media most people also believe that people of color are violent and frequently committing crimes. However, research has proven that the majority of traditional welfare recipients are non hispanic white citizens. The image one has been taught about welfare is that welfare is free money for people who are too lazy to work. However, welfare is much more than free money for the poor, welfare is any institution supported by the government. Some institutions that can be considered welfare are public education(K-12), CSU’s, medicare, medical, veteran benefits, public housing, food stamps, free or reduced lunch, public transportation, and the most popular cash aid. (Popple Leighninger). Almost everyone is benefiting from welfare. Welfare is not what society has portrayed it to be, in fact welfare was alleviate symptoms of poverty.
To understand a musician’s work, one might need to understand their personal journey. While delving into the effects of musical therapy, I had a chance to interview Matt Jennings a songwriter/musician who plays piano in a worship band at Bear Creek Community Church in Merced, California. On Saturday, February 19, I sat down with Matt ...
Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall hosted performing artist Chris Thile on September 12th to delight a full house with a comedic, live, musical performance featuring himself. Appearing as a one-man-show, Thile stood simply on stage with his mandolin around his neck and a microphone in front of him to capture his witty banter and southern vocals. Throughout the course of the night, technical errors threatened to detract from the show but Thile took them in stride as he worked the mishaps gracefully into his act. Overall, the performance was executed to the high standards of the Grammy Award Winning musician and his famously diverse and spontaneous art was eloquently displayed to his lively audience members.
Welfare is a great incentive program to help the ones in need, to maintain basic human needs. Over time people have started to misuse the system. The program is created for the ones who worked really hard or can't work because of any physical or mental challenge. Many Americans on Welfare today, don't want to work, and collect free money from the government. The homeless that are on the streets deserve it more than anyone. Our country is aware, but we are not taking action, we need to step up and end this immorality. Welfare should be reformed, because many people are abusing it, its putting our government in debt, and giving away tax money from paychecks of the ones who work. However, Welfare is great for the ones who work hard, and still have a hard time supporting their families.
The drummer had many soloistic features. But when he played his solos, he did not bother to make any eye contact with the audience. I speculate that he was too focused on his part to notice anyone hearing him. The twelfth piece of the concert featured “T’was the Night Before Christmas,” with a special guest, Ms. Clarice Tinsley, narrating. It was played in the exact same format as the Wind Ensemble piece from my school during the Toys for Tots concert. This song was the funniest of them all; the audience and I had some major laughing moments, especially the moment after Santa hopped down the chimney. The second to last piece of the concert, “In the Bleak Winter,” by Holst, was a variation of the same piece played by the Concert Band at the Toys for Tots concert. Generally, this slow piece is supposed to feature heavy vibrato. Unfortunately, the brass did not use such type of vibrato. This was a little offending to me, but I am a biased flute and do not know if the director had the time to ask them to use vibrato. The concert ended with the most familiar piece, “Joy to the World.” This piece was the most memorable because the volume was very well-managed, with trumpets, French horns, and trombones constantly adjusting. The melody was also well-shared in the piece. It was heard
The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch, is written about “the cultural and religious history of the early American republic and the enduring structures of American Christianity” (3). Hatch writes to make two arguments: 1) the theme of democratization is central to understanding the development of American Christianity, and 2) the years of the early republic are the most crucial in revealing to process that took and is still taking place. The story of the democratization of American Christianity begins with the population boom in America from the Revolution up to 1845. Hatch writes that during this boom, “American Christianity became a mass enterprise” (4).
During the Christmas season the choir tours around the county to sing at nursing homes, and churches. Singing at nursing homes was always my favorite. We would walk through the hallways singing Christmas carols, and the patients would wait at their doorways with the biggest smiles on their faces. They would talk to us saying how much they appreciate us visiting them, and some of them would even sing along. Seeing them smile, and singing carols together gave me a warm, happy feeling inside. This experience opened my eyes to how great an impact music has on people. Through out the school year my choir director, Mrs. Linda Tieman, invites school alumni to come and speak to the choir about their college experiences. One alumni's presentation really stood out to me. Her name was Miss Jessica Lucas, and she present to us her experience at Ohio University and her major Music Therapy. This was the first time I had heard about music therapy. Hearing about how music is used to impact peoples' wellness brought back memories of marching band, and the nursing homes. Miss Lucas's presentation inspired me to further my knowledge of music therapy.
“We have a special song that Mr. Christy doesn’t know about – sorry Christy.” Nothing like Fishers light hearted humor and clumsy grin to help shake off my nervousness. He continued. “In honor of everything Mr. Christy has taught us the last four years, we want to play him this song. It is called “Songs My Mother Taught Me.” We changed the lyrics to Mr. Christy for obvious reasons.” The remaining crowd chuckled. “I will now give the mic over to Skyler to give a few words.” I was on the stage, flute in hand and a microphone in front of my face staring into a very familiar audience. Everyone else had left except for the proud students and parents of band. I spoke, now feeling warm and
Music, quite obviously, is a fantastic medium for telling long and winding tales. However many simply regard music as ‘entertainment’, something that can be put on at a party to fill in those awkward silences. However,
Music teachers all over the United States and also the world are on the threat of having their jobs cut, they become laid off, or the music program at the school they’re teaching at gets cut altogether. Music is needed because music teachers everywhere can cause a spark in a student that’ll go on to become something amazing. Everything you hear, whether it’s in a movie or a commercial, a band or a jingle in an elevator, it had to be written by someone, and that some point in that person 's life, they were a student too. It’s a sad world but no one is caring about music teaching or music education like they used to. There is a strong initiative active to keep fighting for music education and to keep music programs in schools across the country, organized by the National Association for Music Education, whose purpose is to organize music educators across the country and keep music education an active part of the American education
Miss Amelia is described as a large and imposing woman who, though she mostly keeps to herself, frequently tries to assert her dominance by suing the townspeople whenever she can. She also treats the townspeople when they’re sick and works to create her own medicine that she tests on herself to make sure it will work. She is unmarried, and her previous marriage lasted a mere ten days before she drove her husband to file for divorce. Because she and her ex-husband, Marvin Macy, were both extremely masculine characters, neither was willing to be seen as anything less than the dominant figure in the relationship. This coupled with the fact that Miss Amelia had no attraction to Macy to begin with drove their marriage to its end. Co...
Miss Amelia does not love him but agrees to the marriage in order to satisfy her great-aunt. Once married, Miss Amelia is very aloof towards her husband and refuses to engage in marital relations with him. After ten days, Miss Amelia ends the marriage because she finds that she is unable to generate any positive feelings for Marvin. Several months after the divorce, Marvin reverts back to his initial corrupt ways and is "sent to a state penitentiary for robbing filling stations and holding up A & P stores".Just as love had changed Marvin, so too did it change Miss Amelia. In the mid 1930's, several years after Miss Amelia's divorce, Lymon, a hunchback, comes to Miss Amelia claiming to be a distant cousin. She readily provides Cousin Lymon with food and board, and eventually any material object that he desires.