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Art, Liturgy, and the Future of Music: A Q&A With Gungor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 8:32am | Type: Blog

Last week, Sojourners’ Associate Web Editor Catherine Woodiwiss caught up with musical collective Gungor at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Here’s what Michael Gungor has to say about art, liturgy, and th ...

Why Switchfoot Won’t Write Christian Songs
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Way back in the day (circa 2004), Switchfoot's lead singer, Jon Foreman, was asked if the band is a “Christian” band. Even though it's been a while, his response is worth looking at again. ...

Troy Bronsink’s 'Songs To Pray By' Travels To Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

A solo Bronsink will be presenting his musical work tomorrow at the Wild Goose Festival. We both took a break from packing and planning our journeys to North Carolina for this email interview. ...

Catholic Rocker Matt Maher Finds Cross-Over Appeal Among Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a career as a Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Christian rocker — let alone a crossover ar ...

Modern Hymn Writers Revive a Lost Musical Art
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

Most songwriters in Nashville want to get their songs on the radio. Keith and Kristyn Getty hope their songs end up in dusty old hymnbooks. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most songwriters in ...

Former ‘Jesus Freak’ Traces the Evolution of Christian rock
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Today, at age 65, Gersztyn’s religious fervor has mellowed; he rarely attends church and calls himself “an allegorical Christian.” But he has put together his love of pop music and photography to publish an il ...

Power Ballads for Jesus
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism, by David W. Stowe. ...

Religion and Ethics: Paul Simon
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

January 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Kim Lawton ...

Nashville's New Groove
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana A growing number of Nashville-based Christian musicians are discovering that their faith compels them to play and work for so ...

Bridging the Church Music Gap
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate There's a rich middle ground between organ lofts and praise bands. At a seminar last yea ...

Fiddling While Rome Burns
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tag Evers It's 'Christian,' it's 'music'—but is it art? My, how time flies. It&# ...

Sharing Our Comforts
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robin Fillmore A prophetic voice in the Christian pop wilderness. As I drive to work each morning, a man who m ...