Random musings on the 40th anniversary of “Superman: The Movie”

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Superman: The Movie. My favorite superhero movie of all time. I was four years old, and I had wanted to go to the movies my whole life (well, it was probably only a year, but that was pretty much my whole conscious life at that point). My older brother …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Our Christmas

Like last week, we take a look at another various-artist special Christmas project. Though last week's was released through Sparrow Records, this one was released two years later by Word Records, and was the second in the "Our" series: Our Christmas. Like it's Our Hymns predecessor, this takes the cream-of-the-crop artists of the time and gives …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Christmas (Sparrow, 1988)

Last week, we looked at Amy Grant's first Christmas album, which marks its 35th anniversary this year. Today, we take a look at a Christmas album celebrating its 30th anniversary: the various-artist Sparrow release, simply titled, Christmas. What makes this album work even to this day is that although it brought together the various styles of …

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Is Christian Fundamentalism extreme?

In a recent Apologetics Facebook group that I follow, a member posted a Huffington Post article from 2013 and asked our opinion about it. The article suggests that a neuroscientist views religious Fundamentalism as a cult and that those in this "cult" can be re-educated with the proper therapy. Though that's implied by the writers …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: A Christmas Album

Amy Grant's first Christmas album, aptly titled, A Christmas Album, is commemorating its 35th anniversary this year, and whether you're a longtime fan or have never heard this album before, this is definitely worth taking a look back. As should be with any Christmas album, this is full of warmth. You just feel warm, snug, cozy …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: No Compromise

Challenge. If I were to say what was needed in today's Contemporary Christian Music the most, it would be: challenge. Sure, encouragement is nice. Everyone needs encouragement 'to get you through your workday.' But, where's the challenge? The challenge for deeper spiritual growth and strong, uncompromising commitment? The challenge to tell the world about the …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: “The Jesus Record”

Last week, we took a look at Rich Mullins' pinnacle, A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band. Today, we look at Rich's posthumous release, The Jesus Record. When Rich was writing this album, it is said he had wanted to find just the right way to express who Jesus actually was as he walked this earth …

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