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”

Kari Jobe: Where I Find You

Note from Amy:  While I’m working on my DaySpring review, editing a post that will appear later this week, and gathering material for Friday Faves, I hope you enjoy this article by my friend, Christa Banister, about Kari Jobe.  Kari is an incredibly talented artist whose dynamic voice really packs a punch.  And I shouldContinue reading “Kari Jobe: Where I Find You”

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”

Take 5 with Justin Unger

One half of the duo, Across the Sky, Justin Unger was touring with big-name Christian acts. However, life on the road was taking its toll on Unger and his marriage and he began to pray .  So in 2003, he did the unthinkable—he gave it all up to become a worship paster.  After offering hisContinue reading “Take 5 with Justin Unger”

Music Review:: Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship

Finally!  Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship, the follow-up to the multiple Dove Award-winning 2007 release Glory Revealed, is hitting the shelves today.  The album was written and recorded during a week long artist retreat and features 21 different artists including project leader Mac Powell (Third Day), Brandon Heath, Mark Hall (CastingContinue reading “Music Review:: Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship”

Review: Running Back to You–Chris Sligh

Album Release: May 6 By Amy Sondova From his wild curly hair to his off-the-beaten-path look, Chris Sligh seemed an unlikely candidate for “American Idol” Season 6, yet he managed to slip by thousands even making the show’s Top 10. Less than a year later, Sligh releases Running Back to You on indie label BrashContinue reading “Review: Running Back to You–Chris Sligh”

Review: Quiet Revolution–Telecast

Release Date: April 29 By Amy Sondova Telecast’s third album, Quiet Revolution (BEC) is a pleasant blend of piano and guitar hooks, unusual instrumentation, and quirky transitions. Far from being a pop-driven worship album, Quiet Revolution has a uniquely Brit-rock sound (complete with semi-British-sounding lead singer). Crafted by lead singer Josh White and producer ZachContinue reading “Review: Quiet Revolution–Telecast”

Leeland: Raising Up a Worship Generation

By Amy Sondova w/ Melissa Brown A best-selling album, a GRAMMY nod and several Dove Award nominations, a new marriage, and the Feb. 26 release of sophomore album, Opposite Way—that’s a lifetime of accomplishments for 19 year-old Leeland Mooring, frontman of the band, Leeland. The band’s first album, Sound of Melodies, was heralded by audiencesContinue reading “Leeland: Raising Up a Worship Generation”