Music

Oliver Anthony’s Viral Hit Doesn’t Love Its Neighbors
“Rich Men North of Richmond” is disdainful towards people on welfare. Christians shouldn’t be.
Barbie and Taylor Swift Are Bringing Us Together
Beyond hot pink and bejeweled outfits, they showcase a deeper desire for community and collective joy.
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Worship Music Nostalgia Brings New Profit to Old Songs
Gen X and millennials’ favorite Christian throwbacks are also easy moneymakers.
Blind Band Revives Traditional Worship in Lebanon’s Churches
Group seeks to open the eyes of Arab hearts through oriental quarter-note melodies.
They Sang ‘a Heavenly Song’ in a Dark Chinese Jail
Two Chinese Christian women ministered to their cellmates and prison guards with stories, prayers, and hymns.
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New Resource Helps Kids ‘Grow Into’ Hymns
Children’s minister and artist collect 150 songs to span generations.
Sammi Cheng: ‘Not Having a Smooth Path Allowed Me to Be Gentler and More Humble’
The Hong Kong Christian actress and singer experienced God’s grace in depression and marital crisis and grew in her acting career
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Seven-Hour Oratorio Sings the Gospel of Mark Word for Word
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear: “The KJV actually sang quite well.”
Go Ahead. Argue with God Over the Nashville Shooting.
In the face of tragedy, Christ welcomes our confusion and anger.
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Dante Bowe Navigates Worship in the Spotlight
After leaving Maverick City Music, the singer is launching his own label focused on authenticity in a field increasingly crowded by celebrity.
Company that Trademarked ‘Worship Leader’ Makes Others Drop the Term
Popular meme accounts lose social media pages after being reported by Authentic Media, which says it coined the phrase.
‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Continues Its Steady Beat
Written as a hymn for Black middle schoolers, the song’s celebration of resilient faith still resonates.
I Was the Proverbial, Drug-Fueled Rock and Roller
Until a chance encounter with my mom’s old Bible opened my eyes.
Died: Jack Hayford, Pentecostal Pastor Who Wrote ‘Majesty’
Foursquare leader put emphasis on praise and penned the most popular church song of the 1990s.
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What Language Is This? Coptic Comes to Christmas
A new song highlights a growing interest outside the Egyptian church in reviving an ancient language of the Christian world.
Is Christmas a ‘Western’ Holiday in Asia?
Theologians and church leaders around the region share how December 25 is perceived in their contexts.
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Have Popular Carols Lost Their Sense of Worship?
Even with today’s nonstop Christmas soundtrack, churches can still embrace the storytelling and nostalgia that comes with seasonal hymns.
Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ Sing-Alongs Turn Audience into the Choir
The centuries-old tradition has returned to community theaters after a pandemic hiatus.
Hark! It’s CT’s 2022 Christmas Music Playlist
Our festive favorites this year span from kids’ carols to heavy metal.
150 Weeks of Composing Psalms Reaches Its Finale
After nearly three years, Poor Bishop Hooper’s accidental pandemic project concludes with a new psalter for the church.

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