Feature:: Paul Baloche: The Same Love

“There are a lot of songs about the Cross on this record. People are almost apologetic about it, and yet I feel challenged not to shrink from it. Our tendency is to make our language inclusive and seeker friendly. And I get that, but we also need songs that point to the truth of theContinue reading “Feature:: Paul Baloche: The Same Love”

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”

UnWrapping Christmas with musician Chris Clayton

A full-time worship leader since 2000, Chris Clayton just released his latest album, Anthems of the Mystery.  Hailing from Texas, Chris also works as a record producer/engineer and is part of the worship arts team at his church.   Thanks to Chris for joining Backseat Writer a second time to UnWrap Christmas. Did you score anyContinue reading “UnWrapping Christmas with musician Chris Clayton”

Chris McClarney’s DEFENDER, Working All Things Out For Our Good

By Melissa Riddle-Chalos When you spend your formative years, moving every couple of years to a new place, a new church, watching your Baptist preacher-father burning out of the ministry, seeds are planted in a boy’s heart. For Chris McClarney those seeds—full of the potential for disillusionment and doubt—grew a garden of gracious gifts: theContinue reading “Chris McClarney’s DEFENDER, Working All Things Out For Our Good”

Amazing God, You Can Bear the Weight of Every Heavy Heart

By Brenton Brown Sometimes it feels as if the burdens of this life are just too heavy to bear.  Sometimes they weigh down on us so hard that the thought of anyone being able to carry them seems ludicrous. And then realizing that this kind of suffering is occurring across the world in thousands ofContinue reading “Amazing God, You Can Bear the Weight of Every Heavy Heart”

Brandon Heath :: Social Activist

By Amy Sondova Fresh from Ireland and getting ready to play at a convention in Orlando, Brandon Heath caught up with me on his way to a sound check. “I actually called you 10 minutes late on my schedule,” he sheepishly admits. Such is the busy life of a musician on the precipice of releasingContinue reading “Brandon Heath :: Social Activist”