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The Surprising Stories Behind Our Christmas Carols

Some carols were born to Christmas, some achieved Christmas, and some had Christmas thrust on them.

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What Do Beliebers Really Believe?

Justin Bieber’s faith is prevalent on his new album, “Purpose,” but do fans notice . . . or care?

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Turning the “Priceless” Christian Message into Art

Grammy-award winning band for KING & COUNTRY raises awareness of sex trafficking in its upcoming film.

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From Punk Rock Mogul to Unitarian Minister

Kill Rock Stars record label founder Slim Moon talks seminary, punk rock, and church people.

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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.

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Evangelical Christianity Is — or Was — So Punk Rock

The modern evangelical movement has a lot more in common with punk rock than most people realize — including most evangelicals.

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How One Church Is Finding Faith Through Art

A faith community in Portland weaves music, visual arts, and poetry into a collaborative spiritual experience.

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Our Favorite Non-Religious Religious Music

Sometimes, when you least expect it, your music gets religion.

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Vatican’s Illegal Downloads Include ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Lesbian Hair Salon’

Illegal downloads from the Vatican range from hardcore pornography to 80’s rock-and-roll.

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On album ‘Yeezus,’ Kanye West raps ‘I am a God.’ Who are we to disagree?

It’s well-known that West thinks highly of himself, as he’s compared his cultural influence to that of Steve Jobs’s.