Description: Ryan Flanigan is a songwriter, church music director (All Saints Dallas), and curator of new songs for the growing liturgical renewal movement in America. As an artist rooted in the Christian Story, Ryan works to create beautiful and believable sacred music for the sake of the world. He believes the Church can be a credible artistic witness of God’s beauty, truth, and goodness to the whole world, not only Christians. Ryan’s melodies are accessible and rooted in the inherently joyful sounds of the American folk tradition. In this talk “The Music in Our Bones,” Ryan explores the origins of Liturgical Folk and exploring the reasons why this kind of music has special appeal and should be incorporated more in the liturgy of our churches.

Location: Recital Hall II, Waco Hall, Baylor University – Waco, Texas