Worship music has been around for centuries. For the longest time, traditional hymns were the main form of musical worship that Christians could use to praise God. In recent decades, the Church seemingly began to embrace more contemporary styles of Christian music. This led to the careers of artists like DC Talk, Amy Grant, and Michael W. Smith. In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, though, Christian music gave birth to a new worship movement. While there were still plenty of great Christian musicians turning out radio hits, there was a newfound spirit for writing popular Christian worship songs that could easily be used in both church services and youth groups.
Popular Christian Worship Songs of the 2000s
- March 2, 2017
Christian Festivals: What's Out There?
- February 28, 2017
- Christian Entertainment
Community is at the core of the Christian experience. If we take a look at the early church, we see an intimate group of believers who were on fire for the Lord and eager to help their neighbors. Although you can debate whether or not the current Church does a good job in this area, there are many ways through which believers seek to build community. Vacation Bible School, ice cream socials, and other special events are intended to serve as community building scenarios for the local church. We can never afford to neglect the need for authentic relationships within the local church, but there are also great opportunities for engaging with other believers on a national or regional scale through Christian festivals.
Family Music: 4 Reasons Why it is Important
- February 27, 2017
No matter what your family looks like or the routines that you go through, you’ll often find yourself in a situation where you want some good family music to enjoy. Maybe it’s dropping the kids (or grandkids) off at school in the morning, hosting a family party or taking a family road trip. A little music never hurts in one of these situations, but the question is what to play. You can turn on popular country station, something instrumental, or just switch the dial over to K-LOVE. Whatever your go-to family music is, there’s no denying that finding something everybody likes is optimal. So why is music for the whole family so important? Let’s go over a few reasons.
Men's Ministry: Is There Really a Point?
- February 24, 2017
- Christian Living
What does it mean to be a man? Aside from the obvious physical characteristics, there are a lot of different methods and philosophies on how a man should conduct himself and what kind of person he should be. Some say a man should be tough, hard-working. Others might focus more on a man’s principles. When we look at the Bible, there is no shortage of advice on this topic. How can our churches use a men's ministry to help guys reach their full potential?
New Christian Albums and Movies for February 2017
- February 23, 2017
With a new month comes another slate of new Christian albums and movies. In February, we saw new recordings from several prominent Christian artists as well as a few groups that are a little under the radar. There was also the DVD release of a well-known Christian film that was put together by the Australian brothers who headline one of the most popular Christian bands. Let’s take a look at some of February’s new Christian albums that are sure to inspire.