Christian Musicians and Contemplative Spirituality
"In my music, silence is just as important as the notes. There is an aspect of music, of sacred music, that can speak the unspeakable," he says. "The only other style of music that attempts to go to the deeper place of the silence that is music is New Age music." John Michael Talbot,
Interview with Christianity Today 10/22/2001
"As we find ourselves caught up in this meditation, we soon enough realize another change has occurred. We have almost effortlessly been transported over into a passive "contemplation" beyond thoughts, emotions, images, forms, or words."John Michael Talbot
"I began practicing meditation, specifically breath prayer, once again. I integrated the use of Tai Chi and yoga ...
Slowly I began to mend." From Come to the Quiet
John Michael Talbot
Biblical God Does Not Exist
Favorably Quoting Contemplatives, Mystics, and Emergents:
Daniel Goleman (see A Time of Departing)
Madeleine Le' Ingle
In Michael Card's album Present Reality he has a song called The Eucharist, which is the Catholic term for the communion being the actual body and blood of Christ, wherein Christ must be re-sacrificed over and over again.
In Card's own bio on his website he favorably quotes Thomas Merton. Merton, who said he was impregnated with Sufism (Islamic mysticism), promoted interspirituality and contemplative. Also on Card's site, he touts Brennan Manning as someone "he has had the opportunity to learn from and grow with both personally and professionally throughout his career."
This December (2006) Michael Card will be performing at a Catholic monastery with Catholic contemplative, John Michael Talbot.