Flashback Friday Album Review: Going Public

  Not long ago, we looked at Newsboys' Not Ashamed, and here, we take a stab at their following album, Going Public, released July 26, 1994--25 years to the day of this post (I didn't plan that. It just happend. Honest!). I remember seeing the cassette at the Creation Festival that year, held about one month …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Back to the Rock–Live

Though the release of this particular album back in 2011 is newer than what this reviewer prefers to include (20th Century) on his blog, this release is worthy of review simply because--well, it's an epic 80s reunion. Last week, we looked at Petra's Farewell live CD/DVD, released in 2005, which featured Greg X. Volz and …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Farewell

We wished it would never come to an end. But we knew that someday in the future, maybe 15 years later, it would have to. And now, that future is nearly 15 years in the past. And with that, in 2005, Petra released a CD and accompanying DVD of their final tour after 33 years …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Crimson and Blue

Though I don't have 'red, white and blue' for the Fourth of July weekend, I do have something 'Crimson and Blue' instead. For Phil Keaggy fans, this was a must-have album when it was released a little more than 25 years ago, and probably the one with the most promotional push behind it. Not only …

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“I Love Jesus but Not the Church” means you don’t love the church, either

"I believe in God, but I don't like organized religion" is a common argument that I've heard among Gen Xers and millenials who believe in God, but no longer go to church. Many of them are unfortunately disillusioned by organized religion and the imperfections thereof (judgmentalism, legalism, traditionalism, etc.). While churches have, in recent decades, …

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