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  • Go Like Elijah - Chi Coltrane (Gospel Music Break)

    08/08/2017 2:11:43 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 17 replies
    YouTube - Chi Coltrane ^ | unknown date of origin | YouTube - Chi Coltrane
    Chi Coltrane - Go Like Elijah (Lyrics)
  • Dying art: Churches struggling to find organists

    04/09/2017 4:10:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 88 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 8, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Baltimore Sun:  When the longtime organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge than they knew.Music — particularly the music of the organ — is central to the life of the church. Members say the instrument’s rich sounds complement their liturgy, inspire congregational singing and even seem to invite the Holy Spirit into their presence.But a six-month search has turned up just one potential applicant. Church leaders are trying every new strategy they can think of to get things...
  • 155th Anniversary of Americas Most God-Inspired Patriotic Song

    04/09/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 32 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 9, 2017 | JP
    One hundred fifty-five years ago, the Atlantic Monthly published on its front cover the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which not only is one of this nations most well-known patriot songs, but also, arguably, its most spiritual. The melody was borrowed from a Civil War marching song, which paid tribute to the abolitionist John Brown, and which was popular with Union soldiers. The songs lyrics poor old John Brown is dead, his body lies mouldering in the grave were inoffensive to soldiers marching into battle, but deemed too coarse to be sung by the general...
  • (Video) Matt Redman Turns Times Square into a Worship Room with 10,000 Reasons

    11/02/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 28 replies
    churchleaders.com ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | CHURCHLEADERS
    Watch Matt Redman sing his hit worship song 10,000 Reasons live in Times Square, New York in the following video. The advertisements in the background are flashing, promoting different products and services, while Redman and the band sing praises to God. Its moving to see so many people raising their hands in worship, while the camera pans to other people in the crowd who look like they may never have seen a group of people worshipping God so publicly before. The video gives a beautiful glimpse into what it looks like when we worship God in the midst of a...
  • UPDATE!!!! No Christian Music or Christmas Carols in Shopping Mall

    10/27/2016 8:26:41 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 39 replies
    UPDATE!! Please read! The University Town Center Mall has just released the following statement: "The materials created and distributed by a third party company relating to the hiring of performance groups for UTC were not reviewed by UTC staff in advance of distribution. These materials do not in any way represent an existing center policy or viewpoint. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused within the Sarasota community." . . . .
  • Selena Gomez Performs Heartfelt Song to God at Hillsong United Christian Concert

    02/29/2016 5:52:37 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 29, 2016 | 12:44 PM EST | By Katie Yoder |
    n the face of a culture that constantly mocks Christianity, singer Selena Gomez says that a relationship with God is greater than anything. On Thursday night, the 23-year-old star performed her new song Nobody during a surprise appearance at a Los Angeles concert with Hillsong Churchs Young & Free praise and worship band. "Tonight is more than a concert, it's more than Hillsong, it's more than me coming on stage and singing a song for you," she said onstage. "It's about a relationship that is greater than anything, guaranteed." In other words, a relationship with God. I wrote this song...
  • Passion's 'Even So Come' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

    12/13/2015 6:32:41 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 3 replies
    Breathecast ^ | Mar 26, 2015 | Justin Sarachik
    Passion's newest release has brought widespread excitement and noteworthy sales as Passion: Even So Come debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart and No. 11 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart, along with landing in the top 20 on two additional Billboard Charts.
  • 8 Bands You Didnt Realize Were Christian

    10/16/2015 7:31:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | 10/15/2015
    These eight bands may not have the Christian Rock label but biblical themes and their Christian faith are at the root of much of their music. 1. Lenny Kravitz American rock singer-songwriter, Lenny Kravitz is a devout Christian and his spirituality transcends not only in the spiritual themes of his music but also in his personal life he committed to remain celibate for years and has a cross tattoo on his back as a reminder of his faith. Did you know Kravitzs song Are You Gonna Go My Way? is about Jesus? 2. U2 From the Bono led Irish...
  • Beautiful Christian music link for new traditional God honoring music

    08/30/2015 2:23:51 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 45 replies
    sound cloud ^ | 08/30/15 | UNTO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN
    Friends, this is some of the best modern Christ honoring music you will hear.
  • Jeb Bush tells Telemundo he likes Christian music and Pitbull

    08/02/2015 8:15:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/1/15 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's not worried about running against Donald Trump for the nomination or the fact that the billionaire businessman is in first place in several national polls. -snip- Bush also says he's recently become a fan of bilingual rap star Pitbull, although he also likes Christian music. Bush speaks Spanish fluently and speaks the language at home with his Mexican wife, Columba. The interview airs Sunday at noon Eastern time.
  • One Key Reason Churches Do Not Exceed 350 in Attendance

    04/04/2015 6:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2015 | BY THOM S. RAINER
    Nine out of ten.That's a lot.Nine out of ten churches in America have an average worship attendance of less than 350. And that percentage has not changed significantly for many years. Yet the unchurched pool of persons is increasing in most communities. There are people yet to be reached.But most churches will never exceed 350 in attendance. Why? A Few CaveatsAllow me to preface my analysis. First, big is not necessarily better. A church with more people in attendance is not necessarily more faithful than a smaller church. Second, some churches are in very sparsely populated areas. There may not...
  • MUSIC FOR GETTING READY FOR CHURCH

    03/15/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 7 replies
    The Holy Spirit ^ | Marchn 15, 2015 | knarf
    Background while you get ready for church
  • Newsboys Co-Founder: I'm Now an Atheist, Richard Dawkins' Had an Influence

    01/30/2015 7:20:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The co-founder and former guitarist of the popular world-famous Christian rock band the Newsboys has officially renounced his Christian faith and is calling members of the current version of the band hypocrites. George Perdikis, who founded the chart-topping Christian band in 1985 with his friend Peter Furler, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday published by the website Patheos explaining how he transformed from a guitarist in one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all-time to a cosmology-enthused atheist. "I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was play rock and roll,"...
  • Good Sunday Morning

    01/25/2015 4:43:38 AM PST · by knarf · 4 replies
    various authors ^ | January 25, 2015 | knarf various
    Background for getting ready for church
  • We Will Stand [online concert on January 21, 2015; support persecuted Christians in Iraq, etc.]

    01/21/2015 11:50:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    "Glorifying God with One Voice and One Mind." - Romans 15:6 HCSB CCM United, One Message. Many Voices. Contemporary Christian Music has impacted millions of listeners around the world for the last forty years. In the process, artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patty, The Imperials, Newsboys, Petra, 4Him, Point of Grace, Carman and countless others have become household names.Their albums and songs define a new era of music we now call CCM. But that era actually began with another group of artists including Love Song, Larry Norman, Andrae Crouch, Keith Green, and Evie...
  • Remembering Andrae Crouch, Dead at 72

    01/08/2015 6:56:21 PM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | January 8, 2015 | Robert Darden
    In 1972, I sawfor the first timeAndrae Crouch and the Disciples performing The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, Soon and Very Soon, My Tribute, Through It All, and Bless His Holy Name. I was both mesmerized and a little frightened. Thats his music on the soundtrack to The Color Purple (where he earned an Oscar), the Broadway musical The Lion King, and the pop songs Man in the Middle and Like a Prayer. Not surprisingly, great swathes of the religious audience voiced their displeasure. How dare he combined Saturday night with Sunday morning? As he told interviewers, the criticism...
  • Some "Getting Ready For Church" Background Music

    12/07/2014 4:59:08 AM PST · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2014 | knarf, various
    Always looking for Sunday morning music while I get ready to go to church, I came across this very pleasing (to me) playlistI hope you enjoy
  • There's a Voice (Song)

    11/23/2014 1:26:22 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 3 replies
    Here is a song of personal testimony. May it be a blessing to you this Lord's Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLCIlBJSHXyrrhBeYGilqH9S5DgotIqAR8&v=E3ZdHmO0e6c
  • 2nd Chapter Of Acts live in concert 1987

    10/12/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 43 replies
    2nd Chapter Of Acts Nightlight 2nd Chapter Of Acts Rejoice 2nd Chapter Of Acts Consider The Lilys 2nd Chapter of Acts Live -Mansion Builder 2nd Chapter Of Acts Taking The Easy Way 2nd Chapter Of Acts Spin Your Light 2nd Chapter Of Acts Easter Song Matthew Ward Glory To God 2nd Chapter Of Acts Heartstrings
  • Lecrae Becomes First Number-One Christian Hip-Hop Artist in iTunes History...

    08/07/2014 2:53:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/6/14 | Emma Koonse
    Lecrae made history with his brand-new single "All I Need Is You" this week, becoming the first Christian hip-hop artist of all time to ever reach the number-one spot on iTunes... ""I think it's phenomenal to make music that challenges people to think on morality, spirituality and the betterment of society. Many people do that. Some sing country or jazz - I rap. At the end of the day I'm not here to hold up the banner of a genre. I am here to hold up the banner of Truth. It's way bigger than genres and charts. I'm fighting to...