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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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Downhere’s Marc Martel as Queen’s Freddie Mercury

If you’re a Queen fan then check out this video by Marc Martel, the lead singer of Down­here. And fans rec­og­nize it also as he was vot­ed the win­ner of Best Fan Cov­er at the MTV 02 Awards this week. Here’s … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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2012 Dove Award winners: Easy to read list

2012 Dove Award win­ners: Easy to read list 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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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. 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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Kutless, Hawk Nelson show canceled

The April 22 show fea­tur­ing Kut­less and Hawk Nel­son at Den­ver First Church of the Nazarene has been can­celed. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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ESPN denies Blake Koch voter registration ad

Did NASCAR dri­ver Blake Koch’s reli­gious beliefs cause ESPN to nix his ad that advo­cates voter reg­is­tra­tion? You make the call. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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