Music

Lauren Daigle’s Christmas Cheer Doesn’t Pause for a Pandemic
Ahead of her first televised special, the chart-topping Christian artist told CT her music has taken on special meaning in 2020.
The Trinity Is Missing from Christian Worship Music
While churches praise God from whom all blessings flow, they don't praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
‘The Blessing’ Sung Around the World: 100 Virtual Choirs Spread Worship Anthem
How a familiar Old Testament benediction became a viral hit during the pandemic.
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The Gospel Takes Center Stage in ‘Hamilton’
As the hit Broadway musical makes its screen debut in a time of social unrest, its themes of hope and redemption resound all the louder.
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Bring Back Isaac Watts’s Biggest Hit
You’ve probably never heard this famous hymn. That’s a shame.
Singing in the Storm With Rain for Roots
The group’s latest album offers a timely message for this global moment.
What Edith Blumhofer Taught Me on Writing About Strong Women
A tribute to a pathbreaking Pentecostal historian who also knew the value of a cannoli to a grad student.
Billie Eilish Can Help Us Understand Teenage Anxiety
The Grammy-award winning teen’s dark music can help us have necessary conversations with our children.
Sing to the Lord, All the Earth (and Minnesota)
Listen: Immigrant congregations bring diverse worship to the Lutheran Midwest.
Our Favorite New Christian Christmas Albums of the Year
Mix up your holiday listening with releases from Phil Wickham, Audrey Assad, and others.
Is November Too Early for Christmas Music?
While most Christian radio stations still wait until after Thanksgiving, Spotify proves that most listeners are busting out their jingle bells earlier than that.
What Kanye West’s Sunday Service Taught Me About Grace
When I visited Kanye's Sunday Service, I was met by contradiction, a mix of characters, and a spiritual lesson.
After His Son’s Death, TobyMac Tells Fans: ‘We Follow God Because We Love Him’
Truett Foster McKeehan, 21, performed his first hip hop show a week before he died.
Andrew Peterson: Creativity Isn’t Just for ‘Creatives’
Artists and storytellers cultivate beauty and mystery. So do teachers, parents, and church potluck planners.
Master’s Seminary Grad Takes Kanye’s Crowds to Church
How the pastor of a small, nondenominational Bible church ended up in Kanye’s circle.
Why Chris Tomlin Still Dominates Both Radio and Sunday Morning
Today’s most-sung worship anthems come from relatively few songwriters—half are by top hitmakers Tomlin, Hillsong, Bethel Music, and Matt Redman.
4 Ways Muslims’ Religious Freedom Fight Now Sounds Familiar to Evangelicals
The two faiths have endured similar legal backlash—underscoring the importance of advocating for religious freedom for all.
Big Daddy Weave Frontman ‘Blown Away’ That His Song Led to Murder Confession
The Christian chart-topper “Redeemed” brought spiritual freedom for a man now serving a life sentence.
Has Kanye Lost His Jesus Complex and Found Christ?
The rapper attributes his turnaround and creative inspiration to godly obedience.
Challenging a ‘Dark Horse’: Christian Rappers Win Beat-Stealing Lawsuit Against Katy Perry
UPDATE: The pop star and her team were ordered to pay $2.8 million in damages.

Top Story September 19, 2021

Former Evangelical GOP Leader Settles Sex-Abuse Suit
Dennis Hastert, Once an Evangelical Republican Leader, Settles Sex-Abuse Suit
The Wheaton alumnus allegedly stopped paying his victim.

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