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Rock & Roll Preacher and Christian music icon Chuck Girard talks with Metro Voice

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“Who’d ever thought I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll preacher, instead of just singing the blues? Who’d ever thought I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll preacher, singing my song so you could ...

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Oxford University and critical-race theory now say sheet music is racist

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Critical-race theory is coming to a music department near you. Oxford University has joined the trend to label anything developed in Western culture as racist. The famous English college is revamping their ...

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Carrie Underwood releases ‘Nothing But the Blood of Jesus’ on her birthday

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Singer, music producer, actress and mom to two, Carrie Underwood, celebrated her 38th birthday Wednesday by releasing “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.” The new tune is just one of the songs ...

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Christian artist Carman dies after complications from surgery

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Christian music pioneer Carman Licciardello has died from complications due to surgery.  The singer, who was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, had battled cancer twice in recent years. His ...

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Yes, Halsey, the baby in your womb is a mini-human

We normally would not associate Vanity Fair with the pro-life message, but the headline said it all: “Halsey Announces She’s Pregnant: ‘I Love This Mini Human Already!’” Yes, that entity in this pop star’s belly is ...

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New Christian music addresses mental health issues from pandemic

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Amid hardships brought on by the pandemic and lockdowns, multiple Christian music artists have homed in on the needs of their communities. New releases speak directly to those dealing with increased mental ...

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Cancel culture goes after Lauren Daigle in New Year’s Eve celebration

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Louisiana officials and the mayor of New Orleans are sparring over whether Christian singer Lauren Daigle should be included in a New Year’s Eve celebration. The controversy began when the Grammy Award-winning ...

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Be inspired by new Christmas music for 2020

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Ready for some a few new tunes in your Christmas music collection? We have just what you need to get your yuletide on! After more than a decade, Dove Award-winning vocalist Lynda ...

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John Michael Talbot helps the faithful find common ground

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Protestants and Catholics, despite their theological differences, have much in common. Legendary Christian musician John Michael Talbot says they especially need to stand together today as the sanctity of life, religious freedom ...

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Festival of Lights will open this weekend at Powell Gardens

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Although the pandemic is putting a damper on many holiday traditions, the Festival of Lights will open this weekend at Powell Gardens, located east of Lee’s Summit on 50 Highway. Festivalgoers will ...

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Greetings from Springfield, your fall getaway destination

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With a summer that most agree passed too quickly, many people feel cheated in their passion for travel this year. If you feel the same, you’re not alone. But have hope! There’s ...

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Kanye West to launch gospel music university

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Aspiring singers will get a boost from Kanye West who is launching a gospel music university. West made the announcement on “The Joe Rogan Experience”  Saturday. West talked for nearly three hours ...

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NEEDTOBREATHE album ‘Out of Body’ was worth the wait

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Looking for more NEEDTOBREATHE? Well, this well-known Christian rock band recently dropped its seventh studio album, called Out of Body. A collection of 11 songs, Out of Body is a blend of rock and ...

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Jaci Velasquez and Evan Craft join ‘My Faith Votes’ effort

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With the election just weeks away, Christian contemporary music artists Jaci Velasquez and Evan Craft have partnered with My Faith Votes to motivate Hispanic communities to vote. Velasquez, who performed at the ...

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Upper Room Radio celebrates 5th anniversary

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A Topeka radio station is being recognized for going where few radio stations venture these days. Upper Room Radio, which is based in Family of God Church, is celebrating the 5th anniversary ...

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Chris Tomlin teams with country stars for newest album

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It’s easy to make judgments about public figures, according to Chris Tomlin, the award-winning Christian artist. Tomlin said this proved to be true in the process of writing and recording his latest ...

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Skillet lead singer John Cooper armed self to protect family against Kenosha rioters

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John Cooper, lead singer for the Christian band Skillet, says he’s been forced to arm himself to protect his home and family from rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In an interview on Fox ...

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Three ministries team up to sponsor Unite to Fight Poverty virtual concert

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Many of the top names in Christian music will join forces to help children living in poverty because of COVID-19 and other natural disasters. World Vision, Compassion International and Food for the ...

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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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Churchgoers concerned about impact of fallen leaders, survey finds

Several high-profile Christian leaders have abandoned or fallen away from their faith recently. Churchgoers are concerned about not only them but other people they may influence, according to a recent LifeWay research ...

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‘He loved the Lord’ and his country, say tributes for singer Charlie Daniels

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Tributes continue to pour in days after a memorial for singer Charlie Daniels. A funeral service held at World Outreach Church in Tennessee drew hundreds  of friends and family, including legends in ...

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Author of beloved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ overcame racist past

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You’ve likely heard the famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” People the world over love the song. It’s been sung at countless memorial services, civil rights events, and churches. Recently, people in 50 different ...

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Hamilton: a brilliant and inspirational story that makes us fall in love with history

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When we kids of a certain age first learned about the Founding Fathers in elementary school, we could be forgiven if they all sort of blended together in a torrent of knee-length ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Instagram for censoring videos of Christian worship leader

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Sean Feucht, a Bethel Music worship leader and prayer proponent, has been participating in peaceful prayer gatherings around the country. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley this week called out Instagram for blocking Feucht’s ...

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Instagram labels Bethel Music as ‘harmful or false information’

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As the “cancel culture movement” continues to spread across the country, religious leaders are now under attack for simply praying during these tumultuous times. Bethel Music’s Sean Feucht shared several messages on ...

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