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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?
Subscriber Access Only Let There Be Arcade Fire
The famous indie rock band reinvents itself in search of another 'passionate age.'
Subscriber Access Only 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.
Subscriber Access Only We Will, We Will Mock You
There's a fine line between irony and ire, and alas, Father John Misty crossed it.
Subscriber Access Only Sufjan Stevens's Conflicted Christmas
100 songs in, Stevens understands the joys, pains, and ironies of Christmas like no other artist.
Subscriber Access Only 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.
Subscriber Access Only Van Morrison's Poetry of the Ineffable
The Northern Irishman has been singing into the mystic—and of the divine—for decades.
Subscriber Access Only Mumford & the Son
Exploring the Christ-haunted lyrics of Marcus Mumford and his popular band.
Subscriber Access Only The Dark Side of Dylan
Yes, his new album delves deeply into the shadows. But then, so does the gospel.
Subscriber Access Only White Boy, Black Gospel
How African-American music got under my lily white skin.
Subscriber Access Only Remembering Mark Heard
The prophetic songwriter, a CCM outsider who freely spoke his mind, died 20 years ago this week.
Subscriber Access Only What Happened to My CCM?
Much has changed in a generation—the bands, the industry. Oh, and me.
Subscriber Access Only Goodnight, Cornerstone
As the grand festival is held for the last time, a long-time participant remembers its power and glory.
Subscriber Access Only Petra Meant Rock
On the re-release of two classics, an ode to one of the enduring bands in Christian rock history.
Subscriber Access Only Children's Music Matters
A singer-songwriter's call for excellence in the songs we feed our kids.
Subscriber Access Only Sigur Rós and the Art of Worship
The ethereal Icelandic band may not intend it, but their music has a divinely spiritual vibe.
Subscriber Access Only 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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There’s No Crying on Social Media!
Young adults are desperate not to let peers see any signs of weakness or failure.
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