Haven Quartet

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:2,3

How often do we overlook the words of thanksgiving that the Apostle Paul writes to the churches in Asia Minor? Bob Bowman and Charles Morris believe that we too often race past them. And so as we approach Thanksgiving in the United States, we’re bringing back a classic conversation from 2004 on giving thanks.

For anyone who has been around Haven any length of time, Bob Bowman is a name you’ll be very familiar with. A founding member of the Haven Quartet and founder of Far East Broadcasting Company, Bob was also the Friday Speaker for Haven from 1967-1984. On this episode, you’ll learn more about this history, as well as what both Bob and Charles were thankful for in 2004.

This episode also serves as a window into the past. Haven Today sounded much different in the early 2000’s. From the opening jingle to the quartet music that Bob hand-selected for this episode, this is truly a Thanksgiving blast from the past.

As you ponder what you’re thankful for this year, we hope this episode points you to all you have in Christ.

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For five decades, the Haven Quartet have sung classic songs of the Christian faith, along with many originals. Their version of “Mary, Did You Know?” is something in between. Written in 1984 by Mark Lowry, this moving rendition by Haven elevates the modern classic in a way that stirs the heart and inspires the listener to reflect on everything Jesus came to do.

The Best of Christmas by Haven

The Definitive Collection of Haven Quartet Christmas Songs

Decades of worship and musical excellence define the legacy of the Haven musicians. On this 2-disc collection, there are 32 tracks spanning 5 decades. Each track was hand-selected as the “best of the best” by Haven’s own Paul Sandberg.

For those who love the music of Haven, here is the best — the “Best of Christmas” by Haven — and what a musical treasure it is!

This week, Haven Today’s radio programs are highlighting Christians you should know, but may not already. One of those is the president of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif., Dr. Carol Taylor.

Turns out, as we saw on Vanguard’s website, that Taylor grew up listening to the original Haven Today, called Haven of Rest. And in another of life’s happy coincidences, three of the members of the original musical group on Haven, the Haven Quartet, are Vanguard alumni.

Listen to the program to hear about Taylor’s Christian walk so far, and tune in to hear Vanguard students speak about the struggles of being a Christian and a college student.