Flashback Friday Album Review: Phil Keaggy and Sunday’s Child

Like last week, we take another look at an album from 1988: Phil Keaggy's Sunday's Child. Although this is the fourth Keaggy album to be reviewed here, it is the first of his vocal albums that we delve into. For many of us young rocking teenagers at the time, Sunday's Child was our introduction to Keaggy, …

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Am I a Christian artist or an artist who is a Christian? Neither.

Every once in a while, an age-old question arises. Usually in some interview with a Christian musician. "Are you a Christian artist, or an artist who is a Christian?" Usually, the interviewee is a bit frazzled by the question, not knowing how to rightly respond. One interviewer asked that question to Phil Keaggy, who answered …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Lead Me On

It was a little more than a month ago we looked at Amy's wildly popular and almost equally controversial Heart in Motion. Today, we look at the previous release, which is considered by many to be her best. Not only her personal best, but to some, it is considered the best contemporary Christian album of all time. …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Tickets for a Prayer Wheel

In a previous post, we took a look at Sixpence None the Richer's sophomore effort, This Beautiful Mess, perhaps one of the best albums of the 90s. It crossed my mind to look at their more commercially successful self-titled album released in 1997, which contains the hit songs "Kiss Me" and "There She Goes," but …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Jars of Clay

As said in last week's post, the 90s brought a new challenge to the old staples of Christian music, and with the exception of a few, it was evident they found it hard to adapt. But this new sound birthed a new wave of young artists who seemed to naturally speak this new language of …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Jesus Freak

It was the 90s--well into the 90s--and the sound had suddenly taken a sharp turn and veered off in a completely different direction thanks (or no thanks, depending on your preference) to one Kurt Cobain. That being the case, some long-time staples in Christian (and secular) music seemed to struggle to figure out how to …

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