Take 5 with worship leader Matt Redman

Every week at church services, youth group meetings, on the radio, and in our home, millions of people probably sing a worship song written or influenced by UK-born worship leader, Matt Redman.  Known for such songs as “The Heart of Worship,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “You Never Let Go,” and a slew of others, RedmanContinue reading “Take 5 with worship leader Matt Redman”

Take 5 with Rend Collective Experiment

Rend Collective Experiment is a truly unique conglomeration of musicians—15 band members in all!  Hailing from Bangor, Ireland, the band has a new way of making music—in a community of musical friends and it works.  In fact, not only does it work, Rend Collective’s debut album, The Organic Family Hymnal is hailed by critics andContinue reading “Take 5 with Rend Collective Experiment”

Book Review:: The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose

Brown University student Kevin Roose decided to study abroad for a semester.  Instead of heading to a cosmopolitan European city, he headed to Lynchburg, VA, to attend Liberty University.  Founded by the late Jerry Falwell as a liberal arts institution for Christians, Liberty is one of the last places a secular liberal like Roose expectedContinue reading “Book Review:: The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose”

Ridiculously Low Prices on Great Music!

Everyone likes a deal, right?  I especially keen on deals involving books and music, which is why Amazon’s current Deals of the Day are especially sweet because they’re featuring the music of some of my favorite artists, like Josh Wilson, Matthew West, and Shawn McDonald at ridiculously low prices.  The deals only last for 24Continue reading “Ridiculously Low Prices on Great Music!”

February: The Month of Love and CompassionArt

Back in January, this group of 12 songwriters united in Scotland to write songs and compose music that would benefit some of the poorest on our planet. Pictured (l-r): Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Steven Curtis Chapman, Israel Houghton, Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Andy Park, Martin Smith and Stu Garrard (Delirious?)Continue reading “February: The Month of Love and CompassionArt”

Take 5 with Charlie Hall

By Alyssa Bjornstad Charlie Hall is a man on a journey. His latest record, The Bright Sadness, (sixstepsrecords) is a testimony of not only where he has been but where he is going. We appreciate Charlie’s willingness to graciously take time out of his busy touring schedule for this “Take 5.” The title of yourContinue reading “Take 5 with Charlie Hall”

Review :: Hello Love – Chris Tomlin

By Alyssa Bjornstad Hello Love (sixstepsrecords) affirms yet again that Chris Tomlin is more than a songwriter and musician; he is a worshiper. This album emerges in a different way than Tomlin’s previous solo albums (The Noise We Make, Not to Us, Arriving, Live from Austin Music Hall, See the Morning). At first listen, manyContinue reading “Review :: Hello Love – Chris Tomlin”

My $1.3 mil Chris Tomlin Eye Plank

Really.  One-point-three million dollars for a home for a guy who spends half his life touring to sold-out venues.  Wow.  Although after perusing some pics of Chris Tomlin’s digs, I can attest to the fact that the guy definitely has good taste.  Here’s the full listing for the house. I have mixed emotions about theContinue reading “My $1.3 mil Chris Tomlin Eye Plank”

Jeff Deyo: Unveiled

Written in Spring 2007 By Amy Sondova You’d think that most teenagers would be awestruck if one of their youth leaders was a Dove Award-winning, worship artist. But the teens in Jeff Deyo’s youth group think of him as, well, just Jeff. A volunteer youth leader for the past 12 years, the former front manContinue reading “Jeff Deyo: Unveiled”