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June 19, 2013
Music’s Healing Power for Premature Babies
"Music can name the unnameable, communicate the unknowable," said Leonard Bernstein. That quote that was...
April 26, 2013
Country Legend George Jones Dies: How He Found God Toward the End of His Life
In 1985, country music legend George Jones released a song called "Who's Gonna Fill Their...
April 25, 2013
Hard Times Come Again No More
In light of last week's bombings in Boston, explosion in West, Texas, and all the...
April 01, 2013
Andrea Bocelli’s Surprise Performance at Easter Mass
Famous tenor Andrea Bocelli decided to attend Mass on Easter Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic...
March 19, 2013
True Beauty Can Change the World
Singer/songwriter Audrey Assad, who I've written about in the past, just launched a new independent...
January 31, 2013
R.I.P. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Singer Patty Andrews
I grew up watching repeats of Abbott and Costello movies on WPIX in New York...
January 03, 2013
Why “Les Miserables” Is Reaching Atheists Too
The movie version of "Les Miserables" has largely been a hit with Christian audiences because...
December 18, 2012
Mercy, Love and Seeing the Face of God: A Review of “Les Miserables”
The new film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Les Miserables" is so powerful, the...
December 11, 2012
Two “Idols” Celebrate the Savior: Christmas Music & Conversation with Scotty McCreery and Brooke White
Christopher Closeup Podcast - Guests: 1) Scotty McCreery, 2) Brooke White, Part 1 Christopher Closeup...
December 09, 2012
The Lower Lights: Christmas Music and the Common Ground of Faith
(This article was originally posted in Dec. 2011) Christmas is the time of year we...
December 05, 2012
Saving Your Christmas from Chaos: An Interview with Matthew West
I have a confession to make. I occasionally listen to Christmas music during the summer....
December 03, 2012
Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway & the stars of “Les Miserables” on Love, God and Modern-Day Slavery
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway are known for playing heroes on the silver screen –...
November 10, 2012
Airborne Ranger Infantry
Since this is Veteran's Day weekend, I've got a couple of military-themed posts today and...
October 24, 2012
Marines in “The Middle” – and Honoring War Veterans in Song
Businesses looking to hire employees who exhibit "selflessness," "resilience," "team orientation," and "reliability" should seriously...
October 18, 2012
Realizing I’m Broken Gives God Room to Work: A Conversation with American Idol’s Colton Dixon
There’s a short list of people who can say that Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and...
September 26, 2012
R.I.P. Andy Williams: Watch His Classic Performance of “The Village of St. Bernadette”
Singer Andy Williams has passed away at age 84 after a year-long battle with bladder...
August 04, 2012
Leading Hearts to God with Humor
One of my favorite modern-day religion quotes comes from Mark Hart (aka The Bible Geek)...
July 29, 2012
Isn’t It Time You Saw the Light?
Are you feeling spiritually pooped? Do you need a God-infused jolt of oomph in your...
July 22, 2012
The Reason for the World and the Quest for Healing After Loss
The evil act and lives lost in Aurora, Colorado, this past Friday leaves the family...
July 10, 2012
What Do Cardinal Newman and Hank Williams Sr. Have in Common?
What does 19th century Catholic cleric Cardinal John Henry Newman have in common with 20th...
June 10, 2012
How Great Thou Art/Hallelujah
Being a sucker for harmonious duets, I couldn't help but enjoy this stellar rendition of...
April 17, 2012
Mediocrity versus Beauty
Over at her Tumblr blog, singer/songwriter Audrey Assad weighs in on beauty, truth and creating...
March 01, 2012
The Harmony of ‘Jack and White’
Harmony in modern music - as in modern life - can sometimes be elusive. Thankfully,...
February 03, 2012
Blessed Are The Ones
The countdown to the release of Audrey Assad's new album, "Heart," continues with the video...
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