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 […]

Five “Starting Over” Songs

Five “Starting Over” Songs

As we welcome 2013, we have the opportunity to recommit ourselves to God’s plan and consecrate ourselves for the new year. I, for one, think new beginnings should always come with a soundtrack. Here are five songs that I hope will be encouraging to you, however you’re starting the new year. Remember that God’s mercies are new every morning, and […]

The Top 10 Christian Songs of 2012

The Top 10 Christian Songs of 2012

Every year, Billboard.com publishes its year-end charts, which compiles the most successful songs and albums in a variety of genres, based on sales and airplay. These are the Top 10 most successful Christian songs for 2012. 1. Where I Belong, Building 429 This track spent 15 weeks at number one and was easily one of the most memorable Christian songs […]

Five Christian Christmas Albums For Your Home

Five Christian Christmas Albums For Your Home

Christmas is clearly in the air. Malls have brought out their holiday decorations and have started playing music to match.  Christmas music, however, is more than the Christmas remix of “Call Me Maybe” or “Gangnam Style.” Here are five (locally available) Christmas albums that, rest assured, will bring the spirit of the season into your homes this Christmas. It’s Christmas […]

Where to Get New Christian Music

Where to Get New Christian Music

Contemporary Christian music is a thriving musical industry in its own right, with hundreds of labels all over the world making music that praises God’s Name and edifies the body of Christ. Where can we go to find out what’s new and exciting in Christian music? Here are a few websites you can visit to find new Christian music for […]

Radio-Friendly Filipino Christian Songs

Radio-Friendly Filipino Christian Songs

Filipino Christian music has come a long way since the spiritual sentimentality of the ‘70s and the piano-laced worship anthems of the ‘80s. What makes Filipino Christian music today so much more vibrant and exciting is the myriad number of ways by which musicians can worship their Creator, and how believers can relate to the new music they make.  From […]

Quiet Time Playlist: The Joy of Harmony

Quiet Time Playlist: The Joy of Harmony

It’s no secret that vocal harmonies are breathtaking music to one’s ears. Whether it’s a worship song delivered in simple three-part harmonies or a full-blown gospel choir offering us a glimpse of what heaven may actually sound like, clearly, harmonies give us insight into the heart of God. This week, we present five songs with a variety of worship themes […]

Six Christian ‘Party Songs’

Six Christian ‘Party Songs’

One of the most frequent requests I get via email from Christian music lovers is a set list for parties. Just because we serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have a good time. When it comes to celebrating, Christians really know how to get their praise on. Depending on your […]

Five Songs for Healing

Five Songs for Healing

Psalm 103:3 encourages our souls to praise the Lord, and not forget the benefits of being His children, one of which is that He heals our disease. It is no secret that listening to music can have a relaxing effect on our bodies and can help in the healing process of believers who are fighting or recovering from sickness. This […]

Five Songs for the Grieving Christian

Five Songs for the Grieving Christian

One of the great inevitable truths of life is death. While it is comforting to know that death is not an end but a beginning—Romans 8:38 tells us that death will never be able to separate us from God’s love—it is difficult to imagine life without a recently departed loved one. For instance, my grandaunt passed away the other day […]

Quiet Time Playlist: Repentance Songs

Quiet Time Playlist: Repentance Songs

Oftentimes, when we sit down to spend time with God, we will be overcome by memories of things we’ve done that we aren’t particularly proud of, events we were part of that we shouldn’t have been, perhaps even people we may have wronged. When this happens, we can trust that this may be God prompting us to set things straight […]

Christian Song Alternatives: Rocking for the Rock

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This is the third installment in a series of Christian song alternatives, bringing you Christian music that sounds just as good, if not better than, the music you’re listening to. Read the first part HERE and the second part HERE. In general, I don’t like rock music. The power of the guitars, the vocal calisthenics of the singers, the sheer strength […]

Christian Singer-Songwriters You Need to Hear

Christian Singer-Songwriters You Need to Hear

Throughout musical history, there have been esteemed places for composers and songwriters, and there likewise have been stages in smoky bars to football stadiums for the singers who perform the work of these maestros. There, however, is a special place for those talented individuals who can write and perform their own material. From Paul McCartney to Jason Mraz, from James […]

Christian Song Alternatives: Girls’ Night Out

Christian Song Alternatives: Girls’ Night Out

This is the second installment in a series of Christian song alternatives, bringing you Christian music that sounds just as good, if not better than, the music you’re listening to. Read the first part HERE. Whether you’re on the Internet or tuned in to the radio or MTV, you may find a lot of female singers releasing some pretty catchy […]

Christian Song Alternatives

Christian Song Alternatives

It is no secret that way too many songs on Top 40 radio, with their addictive melodies, hypnotic instrumentation, first-class production, and eye-catching videos, are virtually irresistible to today’s media-savvy, music-loving youth. What strangely remains a secret, however, is how much quality material is being produced by an ever-evolving, ever-revolving Contemporary Christian industry that intends to fight fire with holy […]