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Deaf Ministry Family’s Inspirational Story Captured in 90-Minute Documentary

By Carl Stagner

Rachel was like any other newborn—cute, cuddly, curious. The daughter of Church of God music minister Marshall Lawrence and communication professor Terry appeared to be a perfectly healthy baby, even receiving an all-clear from her pediatrician. But there was one thing that set her apart, one thing that ultimately proved not a disability but a special ability. At fifteen months of age, Rachel was diagnosed as deaf, turning her parents’ world upside down and charting a course the family would never have expected to take. The emotionally gripping, thoroughly fascinating, and powerfully inspirational story of the Lawrence family’s journey with Rachel premiered late last year in Indianapolis as a ninety-minute documentary. Don Boggs, former Anderson University faculty member and producer of the early Gaither Homecoming videos, offers a close look at the making of his film. Continue reading

Gaithers to Host Tribute Concert for AU’s Edwards

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Anderson University alums and legendary Christian recording artists and lyricists, Bill and Gloria Gaither will host a special tribute concert to honor President James L. Edwards and Mrs. Deanna Edwards on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Reardon Auditorium. The special celebration concert is free and open to the public. Bill and Gloria Gaither will be among a special list of speakers and performers that include Sandi Patty, the Anderson University Chorale, Jay and Amy Rouse, the Anderson University Wind Ensemble, Carl Erskine, a student gospel quartet and members of the Edwards family. The event will also include special moments of recognition from campus members as well as recognition from local, state and national offices. Continue reading

Isaacs Release Fresh Rendition of B.E. Warren’s “Child of God”

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By Carl Stagner

As featured on TV (and DVD) with the Gaither Homecoming Series, the bluegrass-gospel music of the Isaacs family has won the hearts of listeners of all ages over the past thirty-five years. This August, they released a CD called The Living Years featuring fourteen inspirational tracks. The Church of God will no doubt recognize the tenth track, which begins, “Praise the Lord, my heart, with his love is beaming, I am a child of God!” Continue reading

Concert to Feature Patty, Gaithers, McLaughlin and More AU Music Alumni on Sept. 22

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Anderson University alumna and renowned award-winning Christian recording artist, Sandi Patty, will host a special concert of several musically accomplished AU alumni on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the York Performance Hall on the Anderson University campus for the benefit her alma mater. Patty will be among an amazing list of performers for a live performance featuring legendary gospel artists, Bill and Gloria Gaither and pop rock singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin. Also taking the stage will be Dove Award-winning Christian band Sidewalk Prophets, as well as Jeff Owen, lead guitarist of Tenth Avenue North. Dove Award-winning songwriter Christa Wells will join this impressive list of artists as well as singer-songwriters Ally and Anna Long of the Christian band Alanna Story. Tickets may be purchased through iTickets at: http://www.itickets.com/events/305856.html. Continue reading