Blue Hair Ain’t Just for Old Ladies Anymore (& Other “American Idol” Musings)

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(All photos property of Fox and American Idol) One of the noveltys on “American Idol” this season is that two of the female contestants have blue hair. Thankfully, that’s not the only reason they stand out. They’ve also got talent to match. First, there’s Joey Cook, whose voice and musical artistry paradoxically reflect singers from [Read More...]

God is Looking for People Willing to Admit Their Own Frailty: An Interview with Matt Maher

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Over the past few years, five-time Grammy nominee Matt Maher underwent some changes in his life that made him reflect on his own future as well as the future of the Church he loves. Looking at the social issues prevalent in modern culture, he noted that “politics has poisoned, in some ways, people’s day-to-day life, [Read More...]

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus

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A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has built an amazing career for herself in the music industry. Unlike many pop stars, she found success without going down the road of sexually explicit lyrics and imagery. While she promotes messages of female empowerment [Read More...]

Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope

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“No more fun.” That’s what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life to God when he was in high school. A priest was giving him some spiritual direction and encouraged him to pray more and integrate God into his daily life. PJ interpreted that to mean, “I’ve got to give up basketball [Read More...]


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