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Breaking Free From the Spell of Religion

Blues music expresses the interplay of freedom and loneliness I felt after leaving my faith.

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Kurt Cobain and Sufjan Stevens: A Shared Suffering

Both artists authentically respond to suffering — one with grace and one in despair.

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When Worship Worlds Collide

Five ways to honor church history and foster the creativity of younger generations.

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Why You Need to Sing Loudly in Church

Five reasons you have no choice but to sing in church on Sunday.

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10 Easter Songs That Are Better Than Contemporary Worship Music

An Easter playlist for liturgical purposes or just feeling hipper than your church friends.

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5 Ways We Fail Our Worship Leaders

We need to recruit, coach, and utilize “prophets who also play” vs. “performers who can pray.”

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The “Rise” of Rapper and Pastor Trip Lee

A Q&A with Trip Lee on pastoring, porn, and John Piper.

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The Missing Songs of “Selma”

I loved the emotional Civil Rights movie, but it left out the real sounds of its story.

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How Christmas Lost Its Soul

Christmas is a chance to showcase the best of Christianity. Instead, it vomits up the worst.

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20 Christmas Songs That Are Better Than the Ones You’re Listening To

Tired of hearing the same old Christmas songs each season? Give these renditions a listen.