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TobyMac still pushing Christian music’s boundaries

By Eliza Marie Somers Toby­Mac sheds the image of some­one who is approach­ing 50 by con­tin­u­ing to speak life into his music. One of today’s most influ­en­tial con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian musi­cians, TMac brings his high-ener­gy sold-out show to Red Rocks Amphithe­ater … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Advent starts early in Maronite Catholic Rite

Advent start­ed on Dec. 1, 2013, in the Lat­in Rite of the Catholic Church, but in the Maronite Rite the prepa­ra­tion for Christ­mas began on Nov. 17 with the start of Sea­son of the Glo­ri­ous Birth of Our Lord. The … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Don’t put away Christmas decorations just yet

Amer­i­cans have it all wrong. This is the Christ­mas sea­son — the time after Jesus Christ’s birth. A time to enjoy and rewind from all the hus­tle and bustle of the sea­son of Advent. Advent is a time of prepa­ra­tion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Switchfoot shuns Christian rock band moniker

  Here’s a piece I wrote a few years  back about Switch­foot and how the band came about its name and why the band shuns labels, includ­ing “Chris­tian rock band.” Find­ing the right band name is para­mount to musi­cians. A good … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life at crux of Tenth Avenue North’s “The Struggle”

The Strug­gle” is the third stu­dio release from the band, which has been mak­ing music since its incep­tion a dozen years ago when Mike Done­hey and Jason Jamison were wor­ship lead­ers at Palm Beach Atlantic Col­lege. “You wouldn’t want to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tenth Avenue North shares “Struggles” with fans

Many pas­tors and their flocks embrace a pros­per­i­ty-based mes­sage, but Ten­th Avenue North is burst­ing their bub­bles with its newest CD release, “The Strug­gle.” “The pros­per­i­ty Gospel teach­es us if we do the right thing God will bless you, but … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Joel Osteen: Don’t settle for a C life, God promises more

You’ve heard the say­ing: Good enough for gov­ern­ment work. You’ve prob­a­bly even said it a few times. Well, “good enough” might just be the rea­son for this country’s cur­rent state of affairs andy­our cur­rent state of affairs. Well, enough of that. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Moriah Peters ignores “American Idol” advice

Mori­ah Peters pros­pers after Amer­i­can Idol snub. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Moriah Peters keeps faith despite “American Idol” snub

What do you do when you are at a cross­roads in life? Flip a coin, talk with friends and fam­i­ly? Mori­ah Peters turned to prayer when she was faced with accept­ing a schol­ar­ship to Cal State-Fuller­ton to study law or … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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CD Review: NewWorldSon “Rebel Transmission” is brilliant

Are you in need of uplift­ing both lyri­cal­ly and musi­cal­ly? With its lat­est CD, “Rebel Trans­mis­sion,” New­World­Son inter­twines the two into a bril­liant trip down numer­ous musi­cal  lanes while jog­ging the mind with a poignant view of the world and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Grammy winner Jason Crabb, a country boy at ease with Lady Gaga

A Gram­my Award adorns Jason Crabb’s man­tel along with numer­ous Dove Awards, but the Gospel music artist is not slow­ing down, even after gar­ner­ing eight Dove Award nom­i­na­tions this year. “Oh, no, now is not the time,” Crabb said of tak­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Alex Ovechkin’s bracket is a hoot

I’m a Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals fan from their first sea­son in Lan­dover, Md. And yes, I endured that first sea­son with just 8 wins, still an NHL record. Any­ways The Wash­ing­ton Post’s Dan Stein­berg had this pic­ture of Alex Ovechkin’s NCAACon­tin­ue read­ing

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Rapper LeCrae survives Denver gangs, helps artists cope with Whitney’s death

Rap­per LeCrae over­comes liv­ing in a rough Den­ver area run by gangs to find his faith — suc­cess. Now he’s help­ing main­stream artists deal with Whit­ney Houston’s death. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Eye-opener from being sick — JCTV

The last four days I’ve been knocked out from a sinus infec­tion, too out of it to read so I turned to the boob tube for company/entertainment. And what I found out is that reg­u­lar TV (major net­works) doesn’t have … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Jason Crabb No. 2 behind Taylor Swift

Jason Crabb’s new CD “The Song Lives On” is mak­ing noise as it hit No. 1 on Billboard’s South­ern Gospel sales chart. It is also No. 10 on the Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian chart and No. 118 on Billboard’s top 200.  And the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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