The churches of Christ have known for decades that the “go-to” source for the study of Christian hymns is Dr. Jerry Rushford from Pepperdine University. On Easter Sunday, CBS Sunday Morning shared the talent and passion of this great professor for the world to see. In this clip, CBS reporter, Tracy Smith, interviews Dr. Rushford to uncover the power of both great historic and modern hymns.
Dr. Rushford continues to host a hymn tour that visits great hymn sites throughout England. These sell-out tours have been a favorite of hundreds of Christian pilgrims for nearly 30 years. Currently, Rushford serves as the Director of the Churches of Christ Heritage Center, a repository of books, documents, photographs, religious periodicals, congregational histories, biographical studies, archival materials and artifacts of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and the Churches of Christ, at Pepperdine University. For 30 years, Rushford served as the Director of the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, the University’s largest and longest running event.