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How Not to Listen to the New Sufjan Stevens Album
Can we avoid turning the Brooklyn-based artist and Christian into a poster boy?
Let There Be Arcade Fire
The famous indie rock band reinvents itself in search of another 'passionate age.'
Can NoiseTrade's Free Downloads Still Save Music?
Why Derek Webb thinks his 6-year-old music site still beats the streaming services.
Subscriber Access Only Derek Webb Grows Up
How the embattled songwriter made his way to musical maturity.
Subscriber Access Only On the Road Home with Mumford & Sons
After winning Album of the Year, the band returns to Barclays Center.
We Will, We Will Mock You
There's a fine line between irony and ire, and alas, Father John Misty crossed it.
Sufjan Stevens's Conflicted Christmas
100 songs in, Stevens understands the joys, pains, and ironies of Christmas like no other artist.
Arizona Dranes: The Greatest, Wildest, Blind Gospel Singer You've Never Heard Of
She only recorded a handful of songs before slipping into oblivion. Now it's time to bring her back.
Van Morrison's Poetry of the Ineffable
The Northern Irishman has been singing into the mystic—and of the divine—for decades.
Mumford & the Son
Exploring the Christ-haunted lyrics of Marcus Mumford and his popular band.
The Dark Side of Dylan
Yes, his new album delves deeply into the shadows. But then, so does the gospel.
White Boy, Black Gospel
How African-American music got under my lily white skin.
Remembering Mark Heard
The prophetic songwriter, a CCM outsider who freely spoke his mind, died 20 years ago this week.
What Happened to My CCM?
Much has changed in a generation—the bands, the industry. Oh, and me.
Goodnight, Cornerstone
As the grand festival is held for the last time, a long-time participant remembers its power and glory.
Petra Meant Rock
On the re-release of two classics, an ode to one of the enduring bands in Christian rock history.
Children's Music Matters
A singer-songwriter's call for excellence in the songs we feed our kids.
Sigur Rós and the Art of Worship
The ethereal Icelandic band may not intend it, but their music has a divinely spiritual vibe.
Woody Guthrie's God and Country
New projects, timeless ideals, and the junction of heaven and earth.
Subscriber Access Only The Passion of George Harrison
The 'quiet' Beatle was driven by spiritual pursuit while living in the material world.
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I Found the Gospel in Communist Romania
I Found the Gospel in Communist Romania
And then I shared it with the man the government sent to kill me.
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