posted January 8, 2013

John Mark McMillan to Perform on Saturday, Jan. 12

The Hope College Veritas Forum and Hope College Concert Series will present John Mark McMillan on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

McMillan’s most popular song, “How He Loves,” was released independently in 2005 and has been covered by Christian artists like David Crowder, Jesus Culture, The Glorious Unseen, Hillsong and Kari Jobe.  A native of North Carolina, he is currently touring to support his most recent recording, “Economy,” which is a natural progression and departure from the themes of death and resurrection that clothed his 2008 release, “The Medicine,” as evidenced by the opening line of “Economy’s” title track:  “Raise your voice/Chase away the ghosts.”

Before McMillan and his band take the stage, the evening will be opened with “8 Minutes Max” performances. “8 Minutes Max” features short performances of music, dance and poetry from Hope College students. The segment offers the chance to see the creativity of various students, some of who are collaborating for the first time or performing brand new material.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and “8 Minutes Max” will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public and $5 with a Hope ID, and are available at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing and at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

Also as part of the Veritas Forum, McMillan will take part in a conversation titled “Beauty and Brokenness: The Witness of Art” on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. alongside Susanna Childress and Wade Gugino in Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall.  Admission to the 11 a.m. presentation is free.  Additional information about the college’s Veritas Forum, which will feature multiple presentations on Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 10-13, in exploring the theme “Courage and Crisis: Embracing a Costly Discipleship,” is available at veritas.org.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Avenue, between Ninth and 11th streets. Dimnent Chapel is located at 277 College Ave, Holland, MI.