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Deeper Worship through Tradition: How the Church Calendar Can Enhance Easter

How can we regain a proper appreciation for Easter? Is there a way to re-crown it as the rightful centerpiece of our faith, the ultimate day of worship?

Greater Things: Passion '08

Sixsteps Records continues the Passion journey releasing God of This City, featuring live recordings from Passion ’07 as well as new songs. The title track’s lyrics serving as an anthem of for this year’s worldwide Passion vision.

Leeland Heads Toward Worship on Opposite Way

After selling more than 100,000 copies of its 2006 debut, and garnering GRAMMY and Dove Award nominations, Leeland could have easily attempted a Top 40 break-in. Instead, taking a lead from the album’s title track, the rock quintet solidifies its firm worship element.

How to Pray with God's Power

The flesh is our main enemy when it comes to prayer. But praise God. He knows we are weak and that we need His power to pray, so He sent someone to help us.

Ministry Matters: Worship Team Wisdom

  • Phil Christensen |
  • February 23, 2008 |
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God Lite: The Idolatry of Reduction

In Exodus 20, the Israelites are commanded to "not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below." What does this have to do with us?

For This Fight, Franklin’s Got God in His Corner

Song by song on The Fight of My Life, Kirk Franklin peels away the hurts of life in a fallen world. All along the way, he calls on the Lord and celebrates the hope available in Christ. It’s a compelling reminder that God is always in our corner.

Worship "Un-Boxed"

  • John Randall Dennis |
  • February 13, 2008 |
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Conference, Worship Band Inspire Generation Unleashed

Generation Unleashed is actually the name of two things: an annual conference for teenagers and youth pastors and the title of an album capturing 13 tracks from the conference worship band. It’s also an edgier Maranatha offering than we’re used to, for sure.

  • Kevan Breitinger |
  • February 11, 2008 |
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Gospel Courses Through Kevin Max’s Blood

Embodying Christian music’s chameleon-like combination of David Bowie, Bono and Morrissey, Kevin Max returns with his latest solo CD—a truly ambitious project that unconventionally flashes back to old school gospel.

What are We Singing: The River is Here

Whenever I hear the lyrics to The River is Here, I am reminded of the morning I watched pilgrims, clothed in white gowns, at the Jordan River, being baptized within the same body of water as Jesus.

  • Eva Marie Everson |
  • January 30, 2008 |
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Paradise: Richard Ross's May Event to Praise Jesus without any Trappings

A youth-focused praise conference with no Nashville-based musicians? No T-shirts for sale? No coffee? What is Richard Ross thinking?

Calling Down Fire from Heaven

Do you realize the power you have on your knees? Elijah did.

  • Debbie Przybylski |
  • January 19, 2008 |
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Israel & New Breed: A Kingdom Sound

Having developed a following that crosses genre boundaries—from gospel to worship to pop—the praise collective known as Israel & New Breed goes the extra mile to point listeners in the right direction.

Green’s Always Ready for Congregational Worship

Always: Songs of Worship is just what it says: eleven tracks of congregation-ready worship songs, most of them familiar, all of them delivered with great sincerity, a prominent element of Steve Green’s signature vocal style.

  • Kevan Breitinger |
  • January 09, 2008 |
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David Crowder: Left of Center

David Crowder Band’s latest release, Remedy, is incredibly well thought out, each part serving a purpose. This even includes the packaging’s green coloring, reinforcing believers taking an active role in being responsible with and the care of creation.

Christmas Wrap-Up

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! We here at CCM want to give you the heads-up on a few of our favorite Christmas albums this year. We made a list and we’re checking it twice—so there’s a little something for everybody!

His Name is Wonderful

Some Christmas gifts aren't cherished. There is a gift, however, that is perfect. The song His Name Is Wonderful describes that gift.

  • Lucy Neeley Adams |
  • December 22, 2007 |
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For Enduring Change, Choose Life

Enduring transformation comes not from acquiring and applying knowledge from outside sources. True change occurs through gaining knowledge of self.

  • Veronica Jones-Brown |
  • December 19, 2007 |
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FM Radio Religion & the Worship Wars

Conventional wisdom suggests that nothing divides a church more than music styles, but apparently High Desert Church has turned the equation around...

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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