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Contemporary Christian Music

Evangelicalism, Anti-Abortion Violence, and Contemporary Christian Music

S. Brent Plate | Posted 12.02.2016 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

As we continue to sift through the debris of Robert Lewis Dear's life, we may stumble on a series of signs pointing to a misguided emphasis on violence, toward a literalism that is reading the wrong words in the wrong ways, where satire and violence cross. A life of mixed up chemicals and mixed up genres.

Christian Music Legend Sandi Patty Says Thank You And Farewell

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

When you're with Sandi Patty she makes you feel like part of her family. On a sticky fall afternoon the Christian music legend held an intimate lunch in New York City's Rockefeller Center to share some exciting news.

Christian Rock Band's Co-founder Is Now An Atheist

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

One of the original members of a world-renowned Christian rock band has come out as an atheist. George Perdikis, an early member of Newsboys, says ...

Musical Artist Fernando Ortega On Doubt, Racism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Fernando Ortega is a profoundly gifted musician, singer and songwriter, who grew up in New Mexico near the Rio Grande, and spent time in Ecuador and Barbados due to his father's work with the U.S. Department of State.

The Princess of the Dominican Republic

Daniel Davis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

I had the opportunity in April of this year to join a group traveling to the Dominican Republic to minister to their "ultra-poor." My expectation was that we would be able to provide some needed food and supplies. What I never expected was to cross the path of a woman who towered above we visiting Americans in passion, heart and character.

Out of Darkness, a Light Breaks

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Davis

Such cruel tragedies are never easy to handle, and doubly so when the victim was a young woman whose spirit brightened the lives of all around her. But Ben was a contemporary Christian artist and worship leader at a large church. How was this soul-rending tragedy going to square with his faith? How could a loving God allow such things?

"Grace Unplugged" Is a Christian Themed Movie Looking For a Wider Audience

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Let's Not Lose Our Old Hymns

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

The popularity of today's Praise and Worship music is threatening to do something that hasn't happened in all of Christian history -- sweep away the heritage of hymnody that represents a treasure trove of praise for the church.

Christian Music Bounces Back

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly | Kim Lawton | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion

ATLANTA (RNS) Christian recording artist TobyMac's blend of rap, hip-hop, rock and soul raced up the charts last year and shattered many stereotypes a...

John Lennon, U2, Larry Norman And A Trilogy Of God Songs

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Whereas Lennon tends to reject religion outright and U2 sings about its mysterious ways and at least partial un-knowability, Larry Norman represents a Christian conservatism both confident of its rightness and critical of those failing to embrace a particular definition of orthodoxy.

A 'Musicianary' Witnesses Heartbreak and Healing in Haiti (SLIDESHOW)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Although Scott England spends much of his year touring the US with his band members, he travels frequently to countries Latin America and Africa, pitching in on building or medical missions and offering his talents in song with his trusty acoustic guitar.

Christian Rock Redux

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Though the genre known as CCM is irrevocably changed, many see this as a good thing.

Andy Osenga's Indie Christian Music

Tim Suttle | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Independent Christian artists need more than just funding, they also need community and collaboration. Osenga helped foment the Nashville-based cabal, the Square Peg Alliance.

WATCH: Pole Dancing For Jesus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A local Houston Fox affiliate had an interesting report recently on a hot new workout class: Pole Dancing For Jesus. It's a women's only class that...