Music

1 out of 3 New Guitars Are Purchased for Worship Music
Industry study says church bands are core business.
mewithoutYou Does Not Exist (But Is Kicking Off Its Final Shows)
The band reflects on 20 years of wrestling with spirituality and faith and making music.
How Colleges Are Specializing Training for the Next Generation of Worship Leaders
More Christian music programs are accommodating students who want to play sanctuaries rather than concert halls.
Mexican Worship Leader Layla de la Garza on the Power of ‘Sung Theology’
Despite the lingering stereotypes, the Monterrey-based singer and minister set out to prove contemporary worship services can hold to the authority of Scripture.
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The Mountain Goats’ Latest Pandemic Release Looks into the Darkness
In “Dark in Here,” singer John Darnielle explores a bleak but enchanted world—all the way back to the biblical story of Jonah.
What I Want to Remember When English Churches Sing Again
Worship music is important, but God cares more about the heart.
Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
As more evangelical figures embrace crowdfunding, is the format demanding too much of them?
As Denominations Decline, Faith Looks Different in Nashville
In the Music City, CCM sales outpace country albums.
After the Pandemic, Are Worship Leaders Gearing Up for Battle or Healing?
At this year’s summer conferences, worship pastors and musicians prepare for a range of emotions as churches sing together again.
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Died: B.J. Thomas, Born-Again Singer Who Clashed with Evangelical Fans
Popular artist professed Jesus and earned five gospel Grammys before turning back to secular music.
Punk Rock Priests Offer Up Their ‘Parallel Love’ in Music and Sacrament
There’s no other band quite like Luxury, Christian indie rockers who journeyed through tragedy and faith to Eastern Orthodoxy.
‘Faithful’ Project Offers Sacred Space for Christian Women to Create
A new collaboration from Integrity Music brings together musicians and Bible teachers to celebrate God’s faithfulness to women in a way that transcends evangelical silos.
DMX Bared His Sins and Soul to Make His Music a Testimony
How the life and lyrics of the late rapper challenge our notions of sanctification and struggle.
When Do the Latest Hillsong and Bethel Hits Belong in Your Sunday Lineups?
How worship pastors decide whether to sing to the Lord a new song.
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The Broken and Beautiful Church Behind Aretha Franklin
National Geographic’s biopic offers a glimpse into the congregation that formed the “Queen of Soul.”
Lent Is a Time to Sing the Blues
In the American music of brokenness and sorrow, my church learns to long for God’s restoration.
Died: Carman, Christian Showman Who Topped Charts with Triumphant Faith
Singer of “Satan, Bite the Dust!” and “R.I.O.T. (Righteous Invasion of Truth)” believed in the power of celebrity and spectacle to draw people to Jesus.
Ordinary Life Is Crammed with Heaven
How our senses can point the way to God’s presence.
Christmas Albums 2020: What’s on Our Playlist
From Tori Kelly to Maverick City Music, here are our favorite new releases by Christian artists.
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.

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