When: September 30, 2021, 6:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium
Tokens began in 2008. Our philosophical and theological variety shows hosted throughout the Nashville area, along with our podcast and online shows, imagine a world governed by hospitality, graciousness and joy; life marked by beauty, wonder and truthfulness; and social conditions ordered by justice, mercy and peace-making. We exhibit tokens of such a world in music-making, song-singing, and conversations about things that matter.
We have fun, and we make fun: of religion, politics, and marketing. And ourselves. You might think of us as something like musicians without borders; or as poets, philosophers, theologians and humorists transgressing borders.
We are a cultural experiment: for serious Christians who like to think, and yet who don’t take themselves too seriously. And for non-Christians who might be Christian should there be more Christians like that. And for Muslims and Jews and Bahai and Buddhists and agnostics who long for cultural celebrations that actually say something, not ignoring our differences, but trusting that in our deepest convictions we may find space to welcome—and learn from—one another.
Host and Executive Producer Lee C. Camp (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Theology and Ethics in the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University, and conceived the variety show when his students would often point him to Americana, folk, and contemporary music in response to his lectures on matters such as social justice, war and peace, or practices of reconciliation.
Our shows and gatherings are first, and primarily, live events with occasional episodes broadcast on radio and public television. We are pleased to have produced shows as far afield as Malibu, California to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina; Abilene, Texas to Dayton, Tennessee, keeping our home base in Nashville, where we have staged shows in numerous venues. We are known to occasionally produce online shows featuring the same foundational elements as a live show.
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