Dr. Thomas Hohstadt has achieved recognition in several
fields: international symphony conductor, author, lecturer, recording artist, composer,
and soloist. A Fulbright scholar, he holds four advanced degrees from the Eastman School
of Music and the Vienna Akademie für Musik. A twenty-eight-year conducting career includes
positions with the Eastman School of Music; the Honolulu, Amarillo,
Symphonies; and guest appearances in eight nations.
authored 9 award-winning books and 75 magazine and Web articles. His
book, Dying To Live, has become a classic on the
future of the church. It was selected by Australia's Rowland Croucher as one of the
"top 100 books every thoughtful Christian
should read." And America's Bill Easum put it on his list of "the
top ten books of this decade."
Zondervan published Dying To Live in Spanish, and
Abingdon released an ebook version under the title, A
Prophetic Compass for the Emerging Church. This latter
version was published in the Convergence Ebook Series
with editors Bill Easum and Tom Bandy.
Hohstadt is a online adviser to church leaders
throughout the world. Christians in one hundred and twenty nations
have followed his FutureChurch.net. Widely quoted and published on
the Internet, over thirteen hundred sites link to FutureChurch.
And, he participated in a summit of the "top 30 thinkers" from
3 continents on "The Apostolic Mission in the Emerging World."
Breaking barriers in many fields, Tom enjoys unusually wide
influence. From conservative to liberal, Pentecostal to
intellectual, his work is endorsed by all who know him. Recognized
especially in the arts, his "What Makes Music Christian?" finds
repeated publication. And his clarity on Hebrew damah
provided the artistic breakthrough for the famous Damah Film
In a more recent breakthrough into the secular world, the Society for
New Communications Research presented him the "award of merit" for
his co-authorship of Voices of the Virtual World.
Previously, he has also been
recognized for his achievements in the humanities. He participated
in the founding of the Texas Committee for the Humanities, directed
their seminars, and consulted and reviewed grant proposals for the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
In short, Hohstadt's work has been called "a prophet's vision wedded to a