A Christian Musician You Should Know – Christian Article

Tenielle Neda is a Reformed Christian song-writer from western Australia. With over 25,000+ monthly Spotify listeners, she’s mustered up a bit of a following, all without having released an official album. After listening to her songs you can see the draw. In a day where so much music sounds the same, Tenielle’s style and voice brings a refreshing contribution to the Christian genre. Photo Credit: Fuzz Digital Her new EP, Mercy, is officially out. There are six tracks on the…

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My Top 50 Favorite Worship Songs: Download or Play Online – End Times Christian Article

During my prayer time in the early morning on September 26, I believe God put it on my heart to share my favorite worship music with the Z3 family. I had questions about how to do it, but the answers came to me quickly. However, I then got started with my day and didn’t do anything with it. The next day during my prayer time, the same impression came to me very loud and clear, so I moved it up…

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Enjoy Fall With Your Family – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Daniel 2:21And He changes the times and the seasons; Celebrate each season, emphasizing God’s hand in it all.  Autumn is such a fun time to enjoy God’s beautiful world with your children. Go to a pumpkin farm. Go for a hike in the woods. Decorate the house with pumpkins, colorful leaves, etc. Enjoy sitting around a fire outside on these cooler nights and just relaxing as a family. Go outside and play in the leaves (then work together as a…

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Eiffel 65: Prophets of Solipsism – Christian Article

I’ve got nothing to sayI’ve got nothing to say……We could drag it out but that’s for other bands to do. That’s how the Strokes parodied the state of pop music in their 2006 song “Ask Me Anything.”[1] It’s easy to agree with their assessment, which ages well with every passing Chainsmokers’ album. Pop musicians—at least the Top 40 hit producers—focus on lyrical trends which broaden their commercial appeal while eschewing the ability to make significant statements. There are exceptions, of…

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In My Place | Denny Burk – Christian Article

A few weeks ago, a small group of us gathered at our church for a midweek night of worship. During that meeting, we recorded a new song written by our worship pastor Matt Damico. It’s titled “In My Place,” and it is a really wonderful, fitting tribute on this Good Friday. Amazon | iTunes In My Place Verse 1God in heaven, high and holy,measure of all good and beauty,who can stand before the fire of holiness? Verse 2Sinners here so…

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Holy, Righteous, Ratchet Squad: An Interview with Kings Kaleidoscope – Christian Article

Kings Kaleidoscope presses even deeper into their signature blend of hymnody fused with hip hop, soul, and alternative rock on their latest record Zeal. A sonic explosion of chaotically ordered soundscapes, Zeal comes alive with splashes of color and joyous, childlike wonder. During a short break in their 25-city, nationwide tour across the United States, I caught up with lead singer Chad Gardner to talk about the band’s newest release. The following interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.…

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Joining Augustine’s War Against Narcissism – Christian Article

For the past few months Kanye West has been in social exile. Since bursting onto the scene with his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, Mr. West has been a fixture in the cultural zeitgeist. One of the biggest criticisms about him has been that Kanye is self-absorbed. He is all about himself and how great he is, and he makes sure you know it. Kanye is your classic narcissist. On “Last Call” from The College Dropout he rapped:…

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Praise And Supernatural Supply – Paul Enenche ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

Praise is a weapon, tool, and key for supernatural supply. Real worshippers and real praisers of God never end empty handed (Joel 1:12) HOW PRAISE BRINGS ABOUT SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY: 1. Praise fertilizes the earth for increase (Ps. 67:5-7) Praise makes your seed in the earth to yield bumper harvest When you give your offering, you plant a seed, when you pay tithes you are opening the heavens for rain to fall, and when you give your praise, you are watering…

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Nipsey Hussle: The Selfless Servant – Christian Article

Days prior to the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, thousands gathered and collectively mourned another prominent figure in the African American community. Hip hop artist and community activist Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was shot and killed, just as his influence was beginning to alter the landscape of the hip hop industry for the better. Like MLK, when Nipsey was murdered, it was not just the rapper who died, but also the opportunities that died with…

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On the Second Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Two Movie Soundtracks – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. This year, 2018, featured films that surpassed the bar of excellence in cinematography, theater, and animation…

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The Indie Synth Worship of South of Royal – Christian Article

I love hymns accompanied by booming pipe organs in cavernous cathedrals. I also love hymns accompanied by synthesizers and drum machines in warehouse-style evangelical megachurches. Both can be beautiful ways to worship our great God, and I think more churches should make room for both styles (and everything in between). South of Royal is a church-based worship band that demonstrates the “synthesizers and drum machines” style of hymnody. Called everything from synth pop rock to indie synth worship, the band…

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Unveiling The Enemies of Praise – Christian Article

We discover from scriptures that praise is one of the most powerful spiritual weapons that provoke the acts of God, yet, many are not aware of its potency. On the other hand, those who know are yet to experience the benefit embedded in it. We must understand that while there are several wonders in praise, there are also enemies of praise which stops the acts of God in our lives. This is because it is acceptable praise that works! Erroneously,…

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Is the Church Where Creativity Goes to Die? – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Thomas Terry: We began talking a lot about creativity and theology. And as we were talking about it, we began to see that there was some serious problems. I’ve been a creative since I was 12 years old. I first started doing music and writing lyrics as a 12-year-old. It was kind of an escape for me. I…

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The Church Today Viewed Through the Lens of Tomorrow

The Church Today Viewed Through the Lens of Tomorrow I have strongly come to believe that if Jesus Christ’s second coming does not otherwise interrupt the trajectory of Evangelicalism in North America, Australia/New Zealand and Western Europe, that something like the following will be written about us in the not-so-distant future: They allowed music to be an all-important feature of their gatherings to the point where it became a dominant factor in shaping their view of God and His ways and…

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