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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

Michael Card

In a career that spans 30 years, Michael Card has recorded over 31 albums, authored or co-authored over 24 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Emmanuel,” He never imagined selling more than 4 million albums or writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.

Although music provided him the opportunity to share insight gained through extensive research, writing songs alone limited what he felt called to share. Card would frequently agonize over having to condense the vast depth and richness of scripture into a three-minute song. And so he fell, quite naturally, into the field of book writing where he has garnered numerous awards.

Never one to compartmentalize his spiritual life, Card’s quest for community slowly seeped into his professional life as he began to write articles and books on topics that captured his imagination through conversations with Bible teachers, friends and contemporaries in both Christian music and the academic community.

Brennen Manning, Dr. Calvin Seerveld, Dr. Larry Crabb, Kirk Whalum, Dr. George Guthrie, Don Wyrtzen, J.I. Packer, and the late Dr. William Lane, people known for their academic biblical contributions to Grammy-award winning musicians, Card is the first to note what an amazing community of friends and contemporaries he has had the opportunity to learn from and grow with both personally and professionally throughout his career.

“Thomas Merton said, ‘The least of learning is done in the classroom,’ and he is so right,” says Card. “The bulk of what I’ve learned whether academically, musically, or personally is through interacting with people, which is why I think community is so important to our growth as Christians.”

In everything he does, Card seeks to encourage his audience to join in his own journey to know and be known by God by asking questions and entering into meaningful discussion with one another. Card’s vision is to edify the body of Christ around the world by sharing experiences and resources in the context of community in order to help facilitate the growth of smaller and more intimate communities within his audience’s own churches and neighborhoods.

To that end, Card has branched out beyond the music which made his name known within the Christian community into the various mediums he uses today; another reason why Card sees the importance of continuing to teach at conference centers like Glen Eyrie, The Cove, Columbia Bible College, Maranatha Bible College, and even on a regular basis at his home church.

Whether it’s through his writings, concerts, or teaching, the core of what binds these seemingly diverse endeavors together is biblical community. It is at the heart of everything Michael Card does.
“The one thing we strive to achieve is to reach people where they are,” explains Card. “whether it’s my work or the work of someone else, there is a greater chanceof reaching more people, who in turn will reach out to others in their own community.”

Michael is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned his bachelors and master degrees in biblical studies. Michael has also received honorary PhD’s in music and Christian education from Whitfield Seminary and Philadelphia Biblical University.

Michael lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where, with a group of close friends, he pursues racial reconciliation and neighborhood renewal. He and his wife, Susan, have four children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
Hymns Michael Card 04/01/08
John: The Misunderstood Messiah Michael Card 07/15/14
The Hidden Face of God Michael Card 04/16/06
Starkindler Michael Card 04/18/06
Mark: The Beginning of the Gospel Michael Card 03/03/12 Album Link
Signature Songs: Michael Card Michael Card 10/12/99
The Ultimate Collection:
Michael Card
Michael Card 06/20/06
Unveiled Hope Michael Card 04/18/06
Matthew: The Penultimate
Question
Michael Card 06/18/13
Brother to Brother John Michael Talbot &
Michael Card
01/01/96
A Fragile Stone Michael Card 04/18/06
The Life Michael Card 10/10/88
Sleep Sound In Jesus
(Deluxe Edition)
Michael Card 08/27/13
Luke: A World Turned
Upside Down
Michael Card 01/29/11
Soul Anchor Michael Card 04/18/06
Legacy Michael Card 07/09/09
Scribbling in the Sand Michael Card 06/07/02
A Violent Grace Michael Card 01/04/13
Sleep Sound In Jesus
(Platinum Edition)
Michael Card 12/12/02
The Early Works Michael Card 06/23/09
A Celebration of Christ's Birth Michael Card 10/10/91
Poiema Michael Card 11/07/94
The Way of Wisdom Michael Card 10/25/90
Scandalon Michael Card 02/19/86