Flashback Friday Album Review: A Christmas Album

Amy Grant's first Christmas album, aptly titled, A Christmas Album, is commemorating its 35th anniversary this year, and whether you're a longtime fan or have never heard this album before, this is definitely worth taking a look back. As should be with any Christmas album, this is full of warmth. You just feel warm, snug, cozy …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: No Compromise

Challenge. If I were to say what was needed in today's Contemporary Christian Music the most, it would be: challenge. Sure, encouragement is nice. Everyone needs encouragement 'to get you through your workday.' But, where's the challenge? The challenge for deeper spiritual growth and strong, uncompromising commitment? The challenge to tell the world about the …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: “The Jesus Record”

Last week, we took a look at Rich Mullins' pinnacle, A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band. Today, we look at Rich's posthumous release, The Jesus Record. When Rich was writing this album, it is said he had wanted to find just the right way to express who Jesus actually was as he walked this earth …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: “A Liturgy, A Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band”

Like last week's look back on Randy Stonehill's Until We Have Wings, here we take another look at a singer-songwriter/acoustic work of art, attempting the best we can to try to put words to this deep, poetic, refreshing and pinnacle release from the late Rich Mullins: A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band. Like I …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: “Until We Have Wings”

We're taking a look today at Randy Stonehill's 20th-anniversary release, Until We Have Wings. But unlike Rez's full-concert double CD set that commemorated their 20th anniversary which we reviewed here not too long ago, Randy's Until We Have Wings is a single-disc half live/half studio recording. In 1990, when this was released, vinyl was on its way …

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