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New Music Is Not Worth Fighting For – So What Is?
Change may be necessary. But we need to get there by fighting the important battles, not the trivial ones.
Aretha Franklin’s One Faith
As her father once said, Aretha was still a gospel singer.
What We Lose When Hymnbooks Disappear
Tangible objects of faith play an essential role in binding a community of believers together.
A Fascinating Lost Email from Larry Norman on Music and Ministry
Our worship music is very often about 'us' and 'I' more than about God.
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.
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes.
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