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Comment: Why I Like Christian Music

Image of Much of what we label as Contemporary Christian Music, whether we are talking about Randy Stonehill, the Archers, Andre Crouch, and Love Song from my generation or Third Day, Caedman’s Call, etc from more recent days, is Christian music a la folk. It allows us to celebrate and cement our walk and way in Christ with great creativity.

I just finished reading the article by my dear friend and Editor-in-Chief Deacon Keith Fournier on Christian music and wanted to submit a ... continue reading

Comment: Why I Don't Like Christian Music

Image of All music is a gift from God if it edifies the human person. It is meant to be enjoyed as a part of the fabric of the human experience. Putting “God words” on a melody does not make it Christian. In fact, sometimes it has the opposite effect leading the listener to believe that Christianity is simply some kind of 'holier than thou' club for those who live in a parallel universe—rather than a way for all men and women to reach their highest destiny.

Is there truly such a thing as ‘Christian’ Music? Or is all music a gift, if it lifts the human soul? CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading

Rock Hall of Fame induction — no fights this year

Newsday (MCT) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is trying a few new things this year. The annual induction ceremonies will be in Cleveland _ ... continue reading

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McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) - Michael Johnathon struck fear into the hearts of "WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour's" faithful on Monday night, ... continue reading

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The Orlando Sentinel (MCT) - She's been bubble-gum cute, a Lolita vixen, a mom, a mess. And now, Britney Spears is back again, as the ... continue reading

Jesse McCartney has grown, and you can hear it on ‘Departure'

The Orlando Sentinel (MCT) - In the old days, when record companies used to invest time in an artist, the third album was often the one to ... continue reading

For Ne-Yo, the year of the gentleman continues

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) - Ne-Yo doesn't feel he's getting the appreciation he deserves. But he's not about to change who he is just ... continue reading

The Mac is back: ‘Unfinished business' reunites the band

Chicago Tribune (MCT) - As the relationship between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham goes, so goes Fleetwood Mac. The band, formed as a ... continue reading

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