Pinoy Christian Worship Album Tops iTunes Philippines Album Chart for One Week

Pinoy Christian Worship Album Tops iTunes Philippines Album Chart for One Week

The last seven days have been historic for both Contemporary Christian music and original Filipino music, as “Radical Love,” an album by a Filipino-Christian worship group, topped the iTunes Philippines Album chart for one week. “Radical Love,” the first live recording of Victory Worship, a group of passionate worshipers from Victory, a church in the Philippines, is the first Contemporary […]

Five Songs That Celebrate Christ’s Resurrection

Five Songs That Celebrate Christ’s Resurrection

Kari Jobe, “Forever” Contemporary Christian singer Kari Jobe’s comeback single is skyrocketing up the Billboard Christian Songs chart as we speak. Lifted off her new album, “Majestic,” and this live version featuring worship pastor Issac Wimberly on spoken word, Forever is absolutely beautiful and poetic in its lyrical simplicity, but full of gospel truth. Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Gabriel […]

5 Christian Songs About Helping Others

5 Christian Songs About Helping Others

By Ganns Deen As Christians, we are called to be God’s hands and feet to a world in desperate need of His love. From our own churches’ social responsibility programs to participating in various programs of non-profit organizations(including CBN Asia’s relief and scholarship drives), we have the opportunity to participate in what the body of Christ is doing to spread […]

The Love Series: “Unrestrained”

The Love Series: “Unrestrained”

“Unrestrained” is a worship ballad co-written by Calvin Nowell and Tony Sutherland that is largely unknown outside of most Contemporary Christian circles. I first heard this song when American Idol Season Five finalist and new Contemporary Christian star Mandisa sang it on her debut CD, True Beauty; I subsequently heard versions from Adam Paul Williams, Myron Butler & Levi, co-songwriter […]

The “Love Song” Series: Seven Versions of “How He Loves”

The “Love Song” Series: Seven Versions of “How He Loves”

The “Love Song” Series will run in February 2014, and cast the spotlight on four very special love songs for God. This week’s feature is the intimate and complex “How He Loves,” written by John Mark McMillan. “How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan McMillan wrote “How He Loves” after the death of his best friend, youth pastor Stephen Coffey, […]

Five Songs by Darlene Zschech that “Reveal Jesus”

Five Songs by Darlene Zschech that “Reveal Jesus”

by Ganns Deen Less than two weeks ago, legendary worship leader Darlene Zschech posted important news on her blog: she has breast cancer. With incredible grace and strength, she revealed her faith in Christ and declared the great name of Jesus was greater than anything she was facing. Literally millions of people are praying for the former worship pastor of […]

Five “Fighting!” Songs for 2014

Five “Fighting!” Songs for 2014

2013 was a difficult year for many of us, but Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that the LORD has plans to prosper us, not to harm us, and plans to give us hope and a future. No matter how dire the situation, the opportunity is always there for us to look to God for strength and dig down deep and become […]

Five Noteworthy Christmas Songs for 2013

Five Noteworthy Christmas Songs for 2013

By Ganns Deen 2013 may have been quite the roller-coaster year, but Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever.” As we celebrate the birth of Christ, we can rest assured that He will be our firm foundation and the refuge to Whom we can run in times of trouble. I always look […]

Songs for the Marriage in Crisis

Songs for the Marriage in Crisis

By Ganns Deen God created marriage to be a beautiful union between a man and a woman, designed to change the world, with Him in its center. Often, however, it is a painful reality that many marriages end up broken, for a variety of reasons, and husbands and wives end up separating, and families end up broken. We believe, however, […]

5 Songs for and by Christian Dads

5 Songs for and by Christian Dads

Every third Sunday of June, millions of people around the world celebrate Father’s Day, honoring the men who play a truly important role in raising children up to be responsible men and women, people who will one day change the world. I’m a dad of two remarkable kids, ages nine and six, and I’m always concerned and thinking about whether […]

Five Powerful Mother’s Day Songs

Five Powerful Mother’s Day Songs

Every second Sunday of May, children all over the world honor their mothers on Mother’s Day. While we know there are many Mother’s Day songs that have become hits – Spice Girls’ “Mama,” 2Pac’s “Dear Mama,” Alicia Keys’ “Superwoman,” and Taylor Swift’s “The Best Day” among them – for this piece, I wanted to give you access to songs that […]

Five K-Pop Artists Sing Songs About Their Faith

Five K-Pop Artists Sing Songs About Their Faith

One of the most popular regional musical genres sweeping the Asian region is South Korean pop music, more popularly known as K-Pop. While many of our countrymen are enjoying the hypnotic beats, catchy melodies, and groundbreaking fashions of our Asian neighbors, a few K-Pop stars are taking steps forward with their faith. Several Hallyu stars – Hallyu is the term […]

Isabella De Leon: Into the Love Zone

Isabella De Leon: Into the Love Zone

Former award-winning child actress Isabella De Leon has fallen in love with music. With the recent release of her debut album, this young lady is obviously pouring her heart into making melodies and inspiring lyrics for people to enjoy. Introducing: LoveZone Isabella’s first album, entitled “LoveZone,” includes six original love songs, composed and recorded by Isabella herself. It was recently […]

The Lent Collection: Five Easter Songs

The Lent Collection: Five Easter Songs

As Easter draws near, we are called to recall the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, that has reunited us, by grace and His spilled blood, to the bosom of our Heavenly Father. Here are five spine-tingling songs that poetically put into song what the death of Jesus means and how we can react to that sacrifice. Avalon, “The […]

The Lent Collection: Five New Takes on Classic Hymns

The Lent Collection: Five New Takes on Classic Hymns

As Lent draws nearer and we remember the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, it is a privilege to prepare for you a soundtrack intended to help bring you to an awareness of the full extent of what Christ did for us, and to bring you to worship. This week features […]