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Amazing Grace and Providential Timing

John Newton was the author of "Amazing Grace," "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken," and "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds." William Cowper was the author of "There Is a Fountain" and "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." They lived in the same small town in England in...

I Am a Sheep

I Am a Sheep

I am a sheep. In John 10, Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.” And He said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Our culture celebrates the powerful: Lions. Sharks. Alpha dogs. It doesn’t...

Bent and Dent Groceries in North Central Ohio

Bent and Dent Groceries in North Central Ohio

Bent and Dents are discount grocery stores. The name derives from items that have dented packaging. Other items are soon to expire or have recently expired. But some items are in excellent condition and nowhere near expiration. Sometimes a brand launches a new product...

CD Review: Pure Love (Legacy Five)

CD Review: Pure Love (Legacy Five)

Pure Love is one of Legacy Five’s all-time most anticipated releases. The group recently saw a substantial vocal transition, with acclaimed songwriter Lee Black replacing outgoing tenor Josh Feemster and baritone Bryan Walker replacing founding member and twenty-year...

The Songs of Phill McHugh

The Songs of Phill McHugh

Legendary songwriter Dave Clark’s Instagram account, @daveclarkwrites, is a must-follow for Christian songwriters. Several weeks ago, he posted about the impact that Phill McHugh’s lyrics had on his life and his songwriting career: Phil’s writing became a new standard...

A More Certain Glory

A More Certain Glory

There is a certain glory to freedom of speech. In a sinful world, it is better that truth and falsehood both spread than that truth be restricted. But there is a more certain glory coming. In the Kingdom of Heaven, freedom of speech will end. There will be no more...

CD Review: To The Kindness of God (Michael Card)

CD Review: To The Kindness of God (Michael Card)

Michael Card has indicated that he expects To the Kindness of God to be his final record. As he said in one interview, I think that's going to be my last album - I think we're done. The world is done with 10-song records - those days are over. Michael Card retiring...

Listening Deeply #1: “Grace” (CityAlight)

Listening Deeply #1: “Grace” (CityAlight)

Our ancestors sang sagas. They memorized songs hundreds or thousands of lines long. Some of our ancestors were illiterate, but the feats of memory through which they preserved their culture put us to shame. Today? We can barely pay attention for five seconds. In fact,...

Podcast: Modern Christmas Hymns

Podcast: Modern Christmas Hymns

Transcript Daniel: Welcome to Tomorrow’s Hymns, a podcast and website promoting theologically rich songs, deeply rooted in scripture. I’m Daniel Mount, a Christian author and songwriter, and this evening I am joined in the studio for the first time by my brother...

Singing News Radio Chart #1 Hit Analysis

Last updated 12/7/2018, with the December 2018 chart. Most #1 Hits: By Artist McKameys (20): Who Put The Tears In The Eyes Of The Lamb, Getting Used To The Dark, God On The Mountain, God Will Make This Trial A Blessing, Do You Know How It Feels, A Borrowed Tomb,...

Altering Hymn Lyrics and the Golden Rule

Altering Hymn Lyrics and the Golden Rule

Christianity Today recently asked various people to weigh in on whether it is ever appropriate to alter hymns. Most of the article is hidden behind a paywall, but the first few responses are visible. That article brings to mind a helpful 2012 post from Bob Kauflin,...

The Future of Christian Music

The Future of Christian Music

Does the Christian music industry have a future? To even casual observers, it’s immediately clear that the Christian music industry has contracted since its peak in the 1980s and 1990s. Single-song $0.99 iTunes downloads replaced $14.00 CD sales. But then Spotify and...