Posts Tagged ‘gospel music’
The End Is Near, Still. Yup, Still Near. Any Day Now. So … What Are We Gonna Do?
<![CDATA[So, I grew up a music nerd. Specifically, I grew up as a Christian music nerd, and while I know the term “Christian music” can be problematic, let the record reflect that in the beginning of this sentence, the word “Christian” is modifying “nerd,” not “music,” which means that really what I’m saying is I…Read More
If You Love American Music, You Have Andraé Crouch to Thank
<![CDATA[ (Editor’s Note: Yes, the title is a bit clickbaitey, but hang with me. I’ll back it up.) Yesterday, Andraé Crouch slipped into eternity, present in full with the Lord, in perfect peace. I’ve been half suspecting, half dreading that this day would come for a while now, and yet now that it has, I…Read More
Reconciling My Opposite Perceptions of Joel Osteen & Israel Houghton
<![CDATA[Life is full of irony. For example, one of my favorite worship musicians that I respect tremendously, happens to serve the congregation of a church led by a pastor that I have very little respect for. Because they are both very prominent personalities, and because their ministries are often recontextualized for purposes that extend far beyond…Read More