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New Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, Not Music or Preachers
Don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
Christian Artists: Don’t Leave the Bible BehindSubscriber Access Only
Why a Scriptural imagination is essential to the making and enjoying of art.
Dolly Parton: A Seeker and a Poor Sinful Creature
There’s more to the singer’s faith than sunshine and blessings.
The Father of Gospel Music Wanted to Be a Secular Star
How Thomas Dorsey decided to give up a thriving jazz career for “Precious Lord.”
Why So Many Christians Sound the Jewish Shofar in Israel
Huckabee is far from the only Christian Zionist to appropriate the ancient ritual horn.
Q&A: Jackie Hill Perry on ‘Bending Myself to Jesus’
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the “vultures of culture.”
Bethel Music and Bieber Sang It. But Do We Really Believe in ‘Reckless Love’?
Worship experts weigh in on the theology beneath Cory Asbury’s chart-topping hit.
All We Need Is the Rhythm Divine
Patterns in the Bible and life keep us in sync with God.
Luther: The Musician
The great reformer did more than write theology.
The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral
(UPDATED) The evangelist planned his own ceremony. Experts analyze the music he chose.
The Ultimate Billy Graham Playlist
How America’s pastor popped up in lyrics from Pat Boone to Johnny Cash to dc Talk.
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.
The Place the Freed Slaves Made
A think-tank leader and former presidential aide shares his debt of gratitude to the people of Madison Park, Alabama.
How ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gave Gospel a New Beat
A tribute to the legendary composer, singer, and pianist Edwin Hawkins.
Creating Worship Songs for a Welcoming Community
Isaac Wardell’s latest collaborative project, The Porter’s Gate, marks a change from Bifrost Arts.
Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music
Be of good cheer: We are in a moment of theologically rich, artistically wonderful recordings.
The Contexts for Our Carols
Cherished Christmas carols help us to sing with the saints through the ages.
Creation Festival Founder Arrested for Alleged Child Molestation
Pastor Harry Thomas, leader of America’s largest Christian music fest, suspended by church over eight criminal charges.
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For Andrew Peterson, Creating Art Means Facing His Fear of Being Known
The singer-songwriter and author reflects on a long career of finding holy hope in the face of self-doubt.
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and TransgressionSubscriber Access Only
How the composer (and his lesser-known collaborator) wedded Scripture and music in daring new ways.
Top Story July 21, 2018
The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
How Christian discipleship affects household income.
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