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Church service features all Taylor Swift music

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More than 1,200 people recently attended worship services featuring the music of Taylor Swift at a centuries-old church in Germany. The Church of the Holy Spirit, a famous church in Heidelberg that ...

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As other campuses protest, ORU commencement shows unity in viral video

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More than eight million people in the past week have viewed Oral Roberts University’s Instagram reel showcasing the 2024 commencement ceremony. The clip highlights ORU’s graduating class and their passionate unity, singing ...

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Proceeds from anniversary recording of “How Great Thou Art” to benefit Ukraine war victims

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Many of today’s most popular Christian musicians are teaming up on an updated version of “How Great Thou Art” to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved hymn. Worship leader Matt Redman ...

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Audiences feel connection with musical family depicted in “Unsung Hero”

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Filmmaker Andy Erwin is no stranger to success, with a long string of popular Christian movies. Even so, his new film “Unsung Hero” is different. “I don’t know what it is that ...

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Faith propels Dennis Quaid from drugs to life of fulfillment

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Living a hard life prepared actor Dennis Quaid to experience the life that God has for him today. “It has gotten me through hard times,” he says. “It has gotten me through ...

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Nova festival survivors share Oct. 7 stories on campus tour

Survivors of the Hamas massacre at the Nova music festival are sharing their harrowing stories on American college campuses across the nation. The tour is dedicated to the 364 concert-goers who were ...

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Ten March Madness coaches name Christian musicians as favorites

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Don’t be surprised to hear Christian music in the background when college basketball’s March Madness tips off on Thursday CBS Sports asked all 68 head coaches in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament ...

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“How Great Thou Art”: 75th anniversary recording with new verse will support humanitarian causes

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Christian singer-songwriter Matt Redman has teamed up with 15 other artists and released a new version of “How Great Thou Art” to mark its 75th anniversary. “Someone wrote something out of the ...

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Song on radio changed everything for singer Zach Williams

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Christian singer Zach Williams followed a winding path in his journey to faith. Before his 2017 breakout hit “Chain Breaker”, the Grammy Award-winning artist spent almost 20 years working fairly obscurely in ...

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Toby Keith said faith was his rock during cancer journey

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Country music star Toby Keith leaned on his faith to battle cancer before his death on February 5. He discussed his ordeal last month in an interview with an Oklahoma City television ...

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Movies will tell story of Winans family

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The name “Winans” has long been synonymous with gospel music. “Thankful,” a seven-part series about the family, is in development. The series opens in North Carolina in 1805, moving through Mississippi and ...

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Newsboys’ Michael Tait on lows and highs faith journey

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Michael Tait of the Christian group Newsboys has remained faithful to God for decades despite the many twists and turns of life. His most recent project is “I Believe In Christmas,” a ...

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Harpist Michael-David to lead morning worship January 13

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When you think of musical instruments, what comes to mind first? Pianos, guitars, drums and saxophones are common. The harp? Probably it’s near the bottom of the list. Somewhere around tuba or ...

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Popular rapper Daddy Yankee leaves music to share Gospel

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Although most Americans may not be familiar with Latin rapper Daddy Yankee (Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez), he has more than 100 million followers on social media. He recently announced that he is ...

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Missourians, Kansans list favorite Christmas songs

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“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is the most popular Christmas song in Missouri, while Kansans prefer “Jingle Bells.” FinanceBuzz recently used Google trends to find the most popular song ...

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New film brings to life stories behind Casting Crowns songs

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Millions of Christians enjoy the music of Casting Crowns. Now they can learn the stories behind the words in the new documentary film “Casting Crowns: Home by Sunday.” The group’s Mark Hall ...

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Ministry and music propels the Gospel in Cuba

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MATANZAS, Cuba — Church members in this port city overlooking the Bay of Matanzas sang “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” on a recent Sunday as they celebrated the baptisms of five new Christians. Afterward, about ...

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Steven Curtis Chapman still loves music and plans to keep on singing

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Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman recently turned 60 and has no plans to slow down. “The idea that I’d ever put my guitar in the case for the last time and go, ...

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“Gotta Serve Somebody”: Bob Dylan’s spiritual journey continues to unfold

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Bob Dylan rocked the music world in 1979 when he released the iconic album “Slow Train Coming.” The singer who was the voice of his generation was writing about overt Christian themes, ...

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“Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem” coming to theaters in early December

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Although it is still early November, the calendar of family Christmas activities already is beginning to fill up. Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado will share the Christmas story in  “Max Lucado’s ...

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Skillet singer calls out wimpy Christians after drag queen attends Dove Awards

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Songwriter Derek Webb and a drag queen who performs under the name “Flamy Grant” recently showed up at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards wearing dresses. “If I’m attending as an ally ...

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Former Mumford & Sons musician calls out cancel culture

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Christian musician Winston Marshall, formerly of Mumford & Sons, has shared his frustration with the cancellation of performers who dare to challenge progressive ideology. He made headlines in 2021 after he left ...

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At music conference, pushback against megachurch takeover of music

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We may be seeing a cultural church shift against megachurch control over Sunday music. The crowds seen buzzing last week outside the Bridgestone Arena, a regular host to the NCAA basketball tournament ...

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Getty’s Sing! event draws 8,500 to Nashville, 85,000 worldwide

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Last week, more than 8,500 individuals from 35 different countries and all over the United States gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 2023 Getty Sing! Music worship conference. Another 80,000 attendees from ...

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Spiritually conscious rapper HerEx takes on Kendrick Lamar

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When people think of the most influential rappers of all time, Kendrick Lamar is definitely on the list. The hip-hop artist made history in 2018 by winning a Pulitzer Prize in songwriting ...

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