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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, and Midland-Odessa Symphonies; and guest appearances in eight nations.

Hohstadt has 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 Festival.

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 scholar's learning."


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