Sound Faith

Soul Faith is my project to explore and understand the place of sound in faith. You can read more about this project on an initial blog post.

In this project I plan to do a lot of reading, with a reading list below, and also hope to do some interviews, as well as seek out and reflect on experiences that might give me a better grasp on the role of sound and faith. Obviously music is an enormous part of sound and faith and while I can’t ignore music, I intend to be selective in engaging that topic.

I feel like I’m heading into unfamiliar waters, and would gladly welcome any thoughts and suggestions about books to read, people to talk to, or ideas to think. Please contact me via my contact form.

Books of interest.

(I will be adding links to my reflections on these books):

Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism, by Isaac Weiner.

Theosony: Towards a Theology of Listening, by Nóirín Ní Riain.

The Divine Voice: Christian Proclamation and the Theology of Sound by Stephen H. Webb.

The Sonic Thread: Sound as a Pathway to Spirituality, by Cynthia Snodgrass.

Music and the Generosity of God, by Gerald C. Liu.

Music and the Experience of God, edited by David Power, Mary Collins, and Mellonee Burnim.


The American Religious Sounds Project. A joint project with Ohio State University and Michigan State University.