5 Inspiring Music Tracks to Add to Your Spotify Playlists

5 Inspiring Music Tracks to Add to Your Spotify Playlists

The Christian life, so they say, is never easy. But, one of the best parts of walking the faith journey is the chance to make a soundtrack, and here are some inspiring tracks to add to your Spotify playlists. These 5 songs are surefire mood-lifters. Thanks to catchy melodies, impressive production, and most of all, Scripture-based messages that will speak […]

5 Breathtaking Revivals of Popular Planetshakers Songs

5 Breathtaking Revivals of Popular Planetshakers Songs

This year, the Australian praise and worship group Planetshakers celebrates 15 years of worship music, having released their first two albums, “Phenomena” and “So Amazing,” in January 2001. Twenty-nine (29) albums later, the group has shown no signs of stopping, having released an EP, “Momentum Live in Manila,” just earlier this year. One of the signs that your music ministry […]

Popular Female Christian singer-songwriters to Look Out For

Popular Female Christian singer-songwriters to Look Out For

The Contemporary Christian music industry can afford to be more welcoming to the female singer/songwriter. Since the launch of Billboard’s Christian Songs chart in 2003, only seven solo female artists have topped the chart: Joy Williams, Nichole Nordeman, Francesca Battistelli, Amy Grant and Leigh Nash (in separate Christmas duets with Matthew West and tobyMac, respectively), Laura Story, and Mandisa. Eight […]

The Incredible Influence of Hillsong

The Incredible Influence of Hillsong

By Ganns Deen When it comes to creating a dynamic, influential music ministry, it is safe to say that Hillsong Australia clearly leads the way, and continues to set the bar high for the rest of the world. Ever since The Power of Your Love, the Australian church’s first live worship album, was released in 1992, Hillsong’s music has influenced […]

Our Father: Six Songs That Put the Lord’s Prayer to Music

Our Father: Six Songs That Put the Lord’s Prayer to Music

Worshippers throughout history have put Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4, known to most of us as The Lord’s Prayer, into music. The most popular version, sung in churches throughout the world, is the song written by American composer Albert Hay Malotte, who composed the beautiful hymn in 1935. Since then, many of the greatest names in pop […]

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

by Ganns Deen 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. […]

Hip-Hop Artist Urges Young People To ‘Rise Up’

Hip-Hop Artist Urges Young People To ‘Rise Up’

Popular culture often suggests young people wait until they get older to get serious. But hip-hop artist Trip Lee is sounding an alarm to young people to wake up. From cbn.com

Seven Touching Love Songs for Christians

Seven Touching Love Songs for Christians

by Ganns Deen They say that February is the month of love, because we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Regardless of whether or not February 14 was sourced in pagan or greeting card folklore, one thing is certain: Christians get to experience God’s love every day! In celebration of love, and the God from Whom it comes, here are seven great love songs […]

Seven Versions of “How He Loves”

Seven Versions of “How He Loves”

by Ganns Deen 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, in a car accident in 2002. He was recording in a studio when he heard the news; he […]

Five Songs About Grace

Five Songs About Grace

The grace of God is one of His most precious gifts to His children. Given to us freely and undeserved, God’s grace enables us to receive many things. His grace may be extended to everyone, such that we are all able to receive material spiritual, and divine blessing, but special grace is extended to people who accept His Son, Jesus, […]

Six special Christmas songs for 2014

Six special Christmas songs for 2014

By Ganns Deen Every year, billions of people across the world look forward to Christmas. Whether they celebrate the birth of Christ with us, or look forward to the time to spend with friends and loved ones, Christmas is a very special time. Crucial to the enjoyment of this time of year is the music. Here are six contemporary Christian […]

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, […]

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 […]