Browser, 7/14: Melissa Etheridge Apologizes to Phil Keaggy; Mattingly on Russert & Catholicism; Sixpence on Letterman; Parks on “4 Months…”; Jonn Woo’s “Red Cliff”; Name That Singer

ETHERIDGE CLEARS THE AIRWere you following this tempest in a teacup?Melissa Etheridge was recently quoted in Rolling Stone in a way that gave readers a bad impression of guitarist Phil Keaggy.  The quote made it sound like Keaggy had once made a disparaging remark about Etheridge's sexual orientation, a remark that steered her clear of pursuing a career in Christian music.Keaggy responded.And now, Etheridge has spoken to clear the whole matter up. That was a gracious gesture, and … [Read more...]

Phil Keaggy Speaks the Truth

Here's a revealing interview with Phil Keaggy, where he's saying some of the things about the Christian music industry that I've been saying at Looking Closer for a decade or more.This is just a piece of that article... Considering the fact that some Christian music listeners expect a certain number of Jesus references in their songs, where does wordless music fit in with ministry?Keaggy: I don't know. It's always made me feel odd when I'd get a Dove Award for an instrumental album that … [Read more...]


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