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    • Keith Sanford, Ph.D.
    • Keith Sanford is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University. His background includes completing a program of study at a music school in Hollywood, several years working as a professional musician, completing a B.A. in religion from Seattle Pacific University, and completing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University. He conducts research on interpersonal relationships and teaches courses that range from the use of the scientific method in psychological research to the history of racism.

      Forward Faith is the culmination of several years of work combining music with progressive Christian theology, history, concerns for social justice, and psychology. Discover this unique combination of music to sing, ideas to discuss, and a progressive faith perspective to ponder.

New Music and Provoking Commentary on Racism

free materials from Dr. Keith Sanford at that include:

New musical releases – progressive Christian songs addressing racism
An illustrated lecture series on the History of Psychology, Racism, and the United States

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New Music for Progressive Christianity – “Ocean”

“Ocean” is a song of finding comfort in divine presence, yet still embracing some anxiety. A high-quality song download is FREE to the first 200 people.

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New Music for Progressive Christianity – “The Trail”

Discover new words for a familiar hymn and a progressive interpretation of the 23rd psalm.
As the world is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd psalm seems particularly relevant. Drawing from this psalm, The Trail considers, not so much how we gain protection or deliverance from a powerful God, but rather, how we find comfort and inspiration from a God who is the source of beauty and goodness in the world, even as we go through dark valleys.

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Forward Faith: A Blog of Music and Ideas for a Progressive Faith

by Keith Sanford

Developed by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., Forward Faith provides new music and in-depth discussion of ideas from a faith perspective based on liberal, progressive theology.

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