Flashback Friday Album Review: Majesty and Wonder

For our final Christmas album for this year, we take a look at Phil Keaggy's first Christmas album, and his third instrumental reviewed on this blog: Majesty and Wonder. As to be expected, Phil gives stellar acoustic and electric performances with (mostly) traditional Christmas songs, and shows his ever-eclectic style by being accompanied not by …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: A Christmas Story

I have to admit, I had not been a big fan of Point of Grace--that is, until I found myself struck in awe before their first song on their first Christmas project was even finished. I was working a second job at my local Christian bookstore during the Christmas season of 1999. I had a …

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Random musings on the 40th anniversary of “Superman: The Movie”

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Superman: The Movie. My favorite superhero movie of all time. I was four years old, and I had wanted to go to the movies my whole life (well, it was probably only a year, but that was pretty much my whole conscious life at that point). My older brother …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Our Christmas

Like last week, we take a look at another various-artist special Christmas project. Though last week's was released through Sparrow Records, this one was released two years later by Word Records, and was the second in the "Our" series: Our Christmas. Like it's Our Hymns predecessor, this takes the cream-of-the-crop artists of the time and gives …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Christmas (Sparrow, 1988)

Last week, we looked at Amy Grant's first Christmas album, which marks its 35th anniversary this year. Today, we take a look at a Christmas album celebrating its 30th anniversary: the various-artist Sparrow release, simply titled, Christmas. What makes this album work even to this day is that although it brought together the various styles of …

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Is Christian Fundamentalism extreme?

In a recent Apologetics Facebook group that I follow, a member posted a Huffington Post article from 2013 and asked our opinion about it. The article suggests that a neuroscientist views religious Fundamentalism as a cult and that those in this "cult" can be re-educated with the proper therapy. Though that's implied by the writers …

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