Music Monday – Ross King’s We Know How This Thing Ends

What better way to start the 2017 blog than with a Music Monday? As my first foray into this series, I have taken on the challenge of reviewing a forthcoming album by my favorite Christian musical artist, Ross King. Many readers have perhaps never heard of Ross King, but at least one of the songs […]

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Music Monday – Phil Wickham’s Children of God

I spend plenty of time in this series lamenting the sorry state of Christian music, particularly worship music; and occasionally an interesting artist comes along to why I care about it so much.  Generally speaking, worship bands fall into one of three categories.  Most bands are in the “not very good, not commendable, maybe not even […]

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Music Monday – Jesus Culture’s Let It Echo

Going into this review, I had only ever heard terrible things about Jesus Culture.  I admit, however, that I had never actually heard any of their music.  As I’ve repeatedly stated, I simply don’t listen to much Christian Music.  If I hit the lottery I’d probably buy K-Love… and shut it down.  Every musical genre […]

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Music Monday – Shane and Shane’s Psalms, Vol 2.

Every now and then, a particular band or album comes into your life and changes everything.  That’s happened to me a few times.  Most recently, it is because of the band Shane and Shane.  To be fair, however, you have to know HOW they came into my life to understand WHY my life was changed. […]

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Music Monday: Joy to The World

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Cookies, hot chocolate, twinkle lights, family, and most important… PRESENTS of course!  Kidding!!!  Don’t label me a heretic yet.  Of course the most important, most exciting, most incredible thing about Christmas is that we get celebrate the most important thing that ever happened: Immanuel, God with us.  The birth of Jesus Christ.  When […]

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Music Monday: Big Daddy Weave – Beautiful Offerings

My first encounter with Big Daddy Weave was when I was dragged along to a K-Love Christmas Concert at some local mega-church.  They were the headline act in an otherwise uninspiring and, at times, downright painful lineup.  By the time I got to Big Daddy Weave, I was in a bad mood and just wanted […]

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Music Monday – This is Living by Hillsong Young and Free

As churches go, Hillsong is downright awful (See here, here, here, here, here and here).  Good grief.  What a terrible blight on the Christian landscape.  So why even bother picking up their album and listening to it, let alone reviewing it on a Christian Blog? Well, as I said last time in regards to Vertical Church […]

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Music Monday – Church Songs by Vertical Church Band

Introduction I’ll admit it.  Before even clicking play on Google Music, I was inclined to not like this album.  I’m not a big fan of Vertical Church, James MacDonald, and I have a staunch belief that it’s impossible to compartmentalize your theology.  For example, if you believe God is desperate for people to accept Him, […]

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Music Monday – Rise by Trip Lee

  Introduction Trip Lee‘s (twitter) latest work, released in 2014 through Reach Records.  Rise has been well received achieving the #2 rank on the Billboard Christian chart, and #16 in the Billboard top 200.  Rise is released as a prelude to Lee’s new book by the same name, for which John Piper writes a forward. […]

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