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Kevin Ott -- Christian author represented by Hartline Literary agency, worship leader, movie critic, screenwriter, and composer -- earned his B.A. in Music Composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003, where he also studied literature and film scoring. Yale University published Kevin's article "The Most Beloved Chord in Music History, Pt. 1" in their curated music news site through the Yale Music Library, and Kevin is working on two books that explore the theological insights of C.S. Lewis from the perspective of music.
Kevin has several ongoing article series in his blog, including:
Music is a Metaphor, which explores how sound waves and music theory reveal God's glory and teach us Biblical truths. Kevin has written a non-fiction Christian inspiration book called Music is a Metaphor: How Songs and Symphonies Reveal the Four Loves. The book shows how music shares specific traits with the nature of love that C.S. Lewis observed in his book The Four Loves.
Skydiving with C.S. Lewis. In this article series, Kevin meditates on some of his favorite C.S. Lewis books, both fiction and non-fiction, quotes favorite passages, and applies the spiritual truths in Lewis's writing to our modern world. Why is it called "skydiving?" Because skydiving is the closest analogy to what it's like to read Lewis. He gives you a Heaven's-eye-view of the world and the human experience, and then plunges you into it with exhilarating, terrifying speed.
David's Tabernacle. In this worship experiment, Kevin is organizing a worship "center" in his church where volunteer "lay people" (not professional worship teams) are participating in worship, intercessory prayer, and Bible reading 24 hours a day, seven days a week in "shifts," slightly similar to how King David set things up in his tabernacle. The vision is simple: create a place where worship, intercessory prayer, and immersion in the Word is happening round the clock, where Christians can come at any time, day or night, to "draw near to God" as James 4:8 exhorts. Although this project will only impact the local church and community where Kevin lives, he is chronicling the journey here on his blog.
A few of Kevin's favorite sites: