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September 05, 2018
Rich Mullins Had Praise & Worship’s Number
For fans of Rich Mullins, YouTube's one-stop Mullins shop the Ragamuffin Archive is bringing you...
August 16, 2018
The Lost Witness of Mark Heard
Today marks twenty-six years since the passing of an artist very few people would recognize...
July 16, 2018
Larry Norman, Jesus and the Devil: A Conversation With Greg Thornbury
For my inaugural post at Patheos, I am proud to present a conversation I had...
September 22, 2017
20 Years, 20 Songs: A Rich Mullins Countdown (Part 2)
Part 1 Here. In which I continue the process of spotlighting the 20 songs...
September 20, 2017
20 Years, 20 Songs: A Rich Mullins Countdown (Part 1)
Part 2 here. For those who are interested, I have written some thoughts on...
February 14, 2017
My Top 10 Love Songs (Valentine’s Day 2017)
Once upon a time, I gave you my top five underrated love songs (at the time)....
December 28, 2016
Questions & Answers: Hearts and Bones and Carrie Fisher
Wikimedia Commons/public domain Many have commented that 2016 was thicker than usual in celebrity deaths....
August 16, 2016
CD Review: Chris Golden, Less of Me
A few years ago, I discovered that former Oak Ridge Boy Chris Golden had launched...
June 25, 2016
O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
Grant us grace always to live in such a state that we may never be...
May 30, 2016
Questions and Answers, Veterans’ Day Edition: Fortunate Sons
Though here at journey's end I lie in darkness buried deep, beyond all towers strong...
May 10, 2016
CD Review: The Favorite Hymns of Fanny Crosby, by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Fanny Crosby is the most prolific hymn-writer in church history---so prolific that no matter what...
February 17, 2016
My Top 5 Love Songs
The death of Justice Scalia sadly over-shadowed Valentine's Day for me and for this blog....
January 10, 2016
On Bing Crosby and the Sexual Revolution
Few voices are as inimitable or instantly recognizable as that of Bing Crosby. Warm,...
January 05, 2016
My Top 10 Gospel Songs of 2015
Christmas break has afforded me the pleasure of picking through the best of the best...
December 24, 2015
The Bitter-Sweetness of "White Christmas"
Christmas greetings! Thank you for your patience as this blog has gone semi-dormant this...
December 01, 2015
First Look at a New Hank Williams Biopic: I Saw the Light
Hank Williams is an endlessly fascinating character for fans of country/gospel music. As self-destructive as...
November 07, 2015
Concert Review with video: Buddy Greene and Ron Block in Shipshewana, IN (10-18-15)
Well, hello there! To the both of you who are still checking this humble corner...
October 25, 2015
Fanny Crosby Meets Ricky Skaggs
I've been rotating Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby in the car for...
October 12, 2015
An Interview With Rachel McCutcheon
Rachel McCutcheon is quickly becoming one of my favorite current songwriters. Discovered by writer/producer Wayne...
September 21, 2015
The Definitive Hymns: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
I love reading about how the great hymns came to be. For some hymns, one writer...
August 26, 2015
Unpublished Hymns of Fanny Crosby to Be Released, Recorded
It's probably safe to say that Fanny Crosby was the most prolific American hymn-writer, perhaps...
August 18, 2015
CD Review: The Inspiration of Broadway, by Signature Sound (with J. Mark McVey)
This project finds southern gospel's most inventive quartet trying on yet another hat: Broadway. They...
August 11, 2015
CD Review: Just Sing, by Amber Nelon Thompson
Amber Nelon Thompson is one of gospel music's most talented, consistent, and consistently pleasing singers. Her versatile...
July 28, 2015
Todd Suttles Movie Sighting: The Second Chance
Recently, I re-watched a small Christian movie called The Second Chance (2006), directed by Steve Taylor and...
July 14, 2015
Questions and Answers: As We Are Known (featuring Edie Brickell and Audrey Assad)
Loneliness is woven into the fabric of the human condition. Lifelong companionship is a gift...
July 07, 2015
CD Review: Aim Higher, by The Browns
The Browns have gone through a few lineup shifts, beginning with two sisters and two...
July 01, 2015
Southern Gospel vs. The Rest of the World: Diamond Rio and The Akins
You might know that the Akins are one of my favorite groups in southern gospel...
June 18, 2015
From the Vault: The Booth Brothers, "Buy Me a Rose"
This latest upload from the Booth Brothers' Live in Lakeland project is a one-off, completely unplugged cover of...
June 16, 2015
Anatomy of a Song: “If These Walls Could Speak”
I can't think of very many songwriters whose material runs the gamut from rock-bottom awful...
June 12, 2015
From the Vault: The Booth Brothers, "Home Where I Belong"
It gives me great pleasure to brighten Youtube with the (in my opinion) definitive cover...
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