Flashback Friday Album Review: Thunder Beach

Like last week's look at Dakota Motor Co., it seems like a good time to look at another summery CD. Thunder Beach is the perfect title for something summery, dontcha think? This 1987 release is from a band that, like last week's, was from California and stayed there. Crumbacher produced the 80s Christian music's best …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Welcome Race Fans

Since it's the first day of Summer, why not go back 25 years to one of Christian music's most summery albums? I say summery because Dakoda Motor Co. was the California beach music of the Christian grunge era. They succesfully blended surf rhythms with unmistakable grunge pedals, raw drums and B-52's -esque vocals. Dakoda Motor …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Not Ashamed

Newsboys had released three albums prior to this one, and had gotten quite a name for themselveas as a crowd-pleasing live band; not to mention the appeal of being the first all-Australian Christian band to make waves on American shores. But it seemed during those three albums, the 'Aussie Posse' had not quite found their …

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Guest column: Pentecost Sunday–Remembering The Holy Spirit

Guest Post by Randy Miller   Today we celebrate the gift of the Father and the Son, and the birth of the Church – the coming of the precious Holy Spirit.  (Luke 24:49; John 14:26; Acts 1:4; Acts 2:1-13, 38; Gal 4:6).   The Holy Spirit seems to have become all but forgotten in today’s …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Within Reach

The thing about Rick Cua is, it's hard to pinpoint just which album is his best. Some say his mid-eighties rockers You're My Road or Wear Your Colors, while others prefer it's his late-eighties' Can't Stand Too Tall or Midnight Sun. They are all good, and maybe someday we'll take a look at one or more of …

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