IGF015 In Good Faith with guest David Nantais

Description: 

IGF015 In Good Faith with drummer David Nantais, recorded live on March 14, 2012. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include the spiritual roots of rock music, redeeming qualities of “the devil’s music,” music as a spiritual exercise, and more!

About our Guest: 

Dave Nantais is the author of Rock-a My Soul, An Invitation to Rock Your Religion. He is also director of University Ministry at the University of Detroit Mercy and an adjunct instructor in the Philosophy Department. Dave holds Masters degrees in Biochemistry, Philosophy, and Theological Studies. He earned the latter two degrees during his nine years as a Jesuit. A rock drummer, Dave has played in numerous bands over the past 20+ years, including a band called Skill-o-Bexx, an homage to 20th century Belgian theologian Edward Schillebeeckx.

Show Notes: 
  • A brief history of rock music–and its transformation from “the devil’s music” to prayer.
  • A listener who wasn’t around for most of the 70s or 80s asks Dave for advice to a newcomer to rock and roll — what are some “must hear” songs?
  • The inspiration for the band name, Skill-o-Bexx.
  • How campus ministry, biochemistry, theology and rock fit together for Dave.
  • Dave talks about the African influences on rock music.
  • Dave’s playlist for rock music with soul: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by the Who, “Human Touch” by Bruce Springsteen, and anything by Kings X.