The New Armerding Center for Music and the Arts

Here’s my first article from a new package about Wheaton’s “From the Heart for the Kingdom” capital campaign.

By Stan Guthrie

The $63 million reimagining of the Conservatory of Music is well underway, with the 44,000-square-foot Armerding Center for Music and the Arts opening this past fall. Next up are the proposed 648-seat concert hall, a spacious lobby, and an acoustically perfect choral rehearsal hall. With the From the Heart, For the Kingdom capital campaign officially ending on June 30, the original goal was huge, but now only requires an additional $18 million in donations.Just don’t tell Tony Payne, associate professor of music (arranging) and director of special programs, that the building is lavish.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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