Music : Commentaries

How Larry Norman Became the Elvis Presley of Christian RockSubscriber Access Only
His music inspired a generation of Jesus freaks, but he never shook the suspicion of being a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music
Be of good cheer: We are in a moment of theologically rich, artistically wonderful recordings.
How Not to Listen to the New Sufjan Stevens AlbumSubscriber Access Only
Can we avoid turning the Brooklyn-based artist and Christian into a poster boy?
Let There Be Arcade FireSubscriber Access Only
The famous indie rock band reinvents itself in search of another 'passionate age.'
Can NoiseTrade's Free Downloads Still Save Music?Subscriber Access Only
Why Derek Webb thinks his 6-year-old music site still beats the streaming services.
Derek Webb Grows UpSubscriber Access Only
How the embattled songwriter made his way to musical maturity.
On the Road Home with Mumford & SonsSubscriber Access Only
After winning Album of the Year, the band returns to Barclays Center.
We Will, We Will Mock YouSubscriber Access Only
There's a fine line between irony and ire, and alas, Father John Misty crossed it.
Sufjan Stevens's Conflicted ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
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 OfSubscriber Access Only
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 IneffableSubscriber Access Only
The Northern Irishman has been singing into the mystic—and of the divine—for decades.
Mumford & the SonSubscriber Access Only
Exploring the Christ-haunted lyrics of Marcus Mumford and his popular band.
The Dark Side of DylanSubscriber Access Only
Yes, his new album delves deeply into the shadows. But then, so does the gospel.
White Boy, Black GospelSubscriber Access Only
How African-American music got under my lily white skin.
Remembering Mark HeardSubscriber Access Only
The prophetic songwriter, a CCM outsider who freely spoke his mind, died 20 years ago this week.
What Happened to My CCM?Subscriber Access Only
Much has changed in a generation—the bands, the industry. Oh, and me.
Goodnight, CornerstoneSubscriber Access Only
As the grand festival is held for the last time, a long-time participant remembers its power and glory.
Petra Meant RockSubscriber Access Only
On the re-release of two classics, an ode to one of the enduring bands in Christian rock history.
Children's Music MattersSubscriber Access Only
A singer-songwriter's call for excellence in the songs we feed our kids.
Sigur Rós and the Art of WorshipSubscriber Access Only
The ethereal Icelandic band may not intend it, but their music has a divinely spiritual vibe.
Top Story April 21, 2018
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
“We are sorry,” elder board says as more women claim misconduct.
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