Review: Another Time, Another Place by Avalon
At first blush the latest from Avalon seems like a product of Wisconsin. Another Time, Another Place is a project which offers fresh versions of mid-1990s contemporary Christian music radio classics. And if these songs hadn't been reworked and performed for a modern audience, the claim that this
Review: It's Easy Being Green by Emma Sleeth
You've heard the debates about climate change - where "it's all humanity's fault" or "it's a natural meteorological cycle" are the end points on a continuum in the environmental blame game. Emma Sleeth's debut book doesn't go there at all, instead restating the argument in terms of 'creation care'.
Dove Round-Up: TobyMac Named Artist of the Year at GMA Dove Awards
Multi-platinum and award winning ForeFront recording artist TobyMac had one of his best Dove Award experiences in his acclaimed career last night as he was named Artist of the Year, and received Dove Awards for Short Form Music Video of the Year (“Boomin’”) and Rock Recorded Album of the Year.
'Expelled' Documentary Seeks to Elevate Academic Freedom Debate
I have a love-hate relationship with Ben Stein's new movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. On one hand, the subject of academic freedom and Intelligent Design desperately needs to be publicly addressed and someone like Ben Stein is the perfect candidate to do so. On the other hand...
Review: I Will Go by Starfield
With their third studio release in six years, Starfield offers an album of driving, mission-focused worship. I Will Go is strongly influenced by the band's move back home from Nashville, TN to Vancouver, BC, allowing them to get more deeply rooted in the worship life of their church.
You Teach Sneak Peek
Tired of searching for fresh material for your youth group, small group, or Sunday school class? Youth Specialties is preparing to unleash the third in the clever You Teach series of DVDs featuring Tommy Woodard and Eddie James (aka The Skit Guys). Click 'read more' for a preview video from Vol. 3
Review: When Angels and Serpents Dance by P.O.D.
When Angels & Serpents Dance is the end product of fourteen years of musical experimentation by San Diego, CA-based P.O.D. The album encompasses the band’s hardcore/punk roots, the hip-hop style lyrics, and the reggae flavor that have marked their previous releases and made P.O.D a name.
Review: Sex, Sushi and Salvation by Christian George
Travel. Pilgrimage. Personal anecdotes. Dialog about Christian music. Emerging church commentary. Soteriology. And just about everything except a story about the family kitchen sink. In Christian George’s book, Sex, Sushi, and Salvation we get a personal look into a sojourner's life.
20/20 Vision for Schools: Transforming Public Education within a Single Generation
Youth Pastor Edwin Pacheco is on a mission to save New York City's public schools. But unlike some who prefer a more fire and brimstone approach, Pacheco's primary concern isn't escape from hell. It's God's kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven," and it responds in real time to real needs.
Review: Hawk Nelson is My Friend by Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Hawk Nelson’s third release on Tooth & Nail Records, continues to walk the pop-punk/hard-rock genre line. They succeed at keeping the messages in their songs consistent with their previous work while not sounding like they just reproduced their early releases.