Company that Trademarked ‘Worship Leader’ Makes Others Drop the Term
Popular meme accounts lose social media pages after being reported by Authentic Media, which says it coined the phrase.
‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Continues Its Steady Beat
Written as a hymn for Black middle schoolers, the song’s celebration of resilient faith still resonates.
I Was the Proverbial, Drug-Fueled Rock and Roller
Until a chance encounter with my mom’s old Bible opened my eyes.
Died: Jack Hayford, Pentecostal Pastor Who Wrote ‘Majesty’
Foursquare leader put emphasis on praise and penned the most popular church song of the 1990s.
What Language Is This? Coptic Comes to Christmas
A new song highlights a growing interest outside the Egyptian church in reviving an ancient language of the Christian world.
Is Christmas a ‘Western’ Holiday in Asia?
Theologians and church leaders around the region share how December 25 is perceived in their contexts.
Have Popular Carols Lost Their Sense of Worship?
Even with today’s nonstop Christmas soundtrack, churches can still embrace the storytelling and nostalgia that comes with seasonal hymns.
Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ Sing-Alongs Turn Audience into the Choir
The centuries-old tradition has returned to community theaters after a pandemic hiatus.
Hark! It’s CT’s 2022 Christmas Music Playlist
Our festive favorites this year span from kids’ carols to heavy metal.
150 Weeks of Composing Psalms Reaches Its Finale
After nearly three years, Poor Bishop Hooper’s accidental pandemic project concludes with a new psalter for the church.
Bono’s Punk-Rock Rebellion Was a Cry of Hopeful Lament
Grief and God have been part of U2’s story from the start.
Loretta Lynn: A Coal Miner’s Daughter in the #MeToo Age
The late country music star modeled what church leaders need: A bold willingness to stand up for women.
I Could Sing This Bridge Forever, If It’s an Antiphon
Modern worship music can seem awfully simple. But it has a vital role to play, especially when paired with Scripture.
Is the Future of Christian Music on TikTok?
Independent artists like Montell Fish have found success on social media platforms rather than traditional labels.
Hymns and Neurons: How Worship Rewires Our Brains and Bonds Us Together
Scientific data suggests that singing in community reshapes our physical selves and our corporate connections.
The Grain of Truth Grows Slowly
To become who God is making us takes time and trust.
Meet the Christian Rap Duo from ‘Reservation Dogs’
Hip hop artists Lil Mike and Funny Bone got their start performing at churches. Now they’re acting on FX’s critically acclaimed television series.
Alexander Hamilton Raps His Way to Jesus at Texas Church
Unlicensed production prompts cease-and-desist letter from Broadway musical.
Here I Am to Sound Check
Church tech teams kept worship plugged-in and streaming during the pandemic. But when does the job become too much for volunteers?
The Masculinity Debate Needs Johnny Cash
America’s young men are disaffected and lonely. But lack of manliness is not the problem.

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Don’t Miss These African Christmas Hits
Don’t Miss These African Christmas Hits
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