August 4, 2013
What Gospel Really Is
Gospel music is the combination of blues, soul and rhythm and blues within a context of lamentation or celebration. In other words, gospel music is about rejoicing and redemption. However, gospel music has also been linked to the Psalms in the bible. In a similar way, gospel music depicts religious themes and explores Christian messages through song. It is immensely popular amidst African American church organizations within the Christian church.
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June 1, 2013
Are you a music lover? Is Christian music one of your favorite genres? Do you think attending live performances is the most exciting way to enjoy music? If so, read on for a list of the best yearly Christian music concert festivals and shows.
1. Sonshine Festival, Willmar, Minnesota
This summertime festival usually runs for about 4-5 days each July. It is an outdoor camping experience with plenty of big names in Christian music, as well as some smaller local bands. If you love outdoor music, great food and camping with your friends, Sonshine is the perfect choice.
March 28, 2013
Even though Elvis Presley was crowned the King of Rock and Roll, his favorite type of music was gospel. In fact, all three of the Grammys awarded to Elvis were for his gospel music. The first Grammy was for the studio recording of “How Great Thou Art” in 1967. Elvis received his second Grammy for “He Touched Me” in 1972. His third and final Grammy was awarded in 1974 for a live version of “How Great Thou Art.”
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September 12, 2012
If you got your fancy internet through www.clearwireinternet.com or any of the other various providers out there, you might be wondering if it’s a sin to download Christian music.
Frankly, that all depends on your definition of downloading.
If you are talking about downloading Christian music from a torrent without paying for it, then technically that is theft and, yes, that is a sin – as it would be with any other genre of music. However, if you’re talking about downloading a track that you paid for off iTunes, well, then no.
As long as artists are getting their sales, it really doesn’t matter if you’re downloading the best of Michael W. Smith or even Matt Redman.
Services like iTunes are incredibly helpful in this endeavor and their selection of spiritual and gospel music is quite vast compared to what you will find on Amazon or any other provider. Prices are cheaper too so you will be able to enjoy all the Christian music you can handle without worrying about breaking the bank.
And if you do ever find yourself facing the temptation to download and steal a Christian artist’s music, just remember – they wouldn’t want you to be doing that and it’s not just because of the sales. It’s a sin.
July 13, 2012
Most devout Christians will agree when I say that listening to Christian songs strengthens your faith in Jesus and nourishes the soul. I am sure many who attend church on Sundays enjoy the music that they hear and wish they could feel the same way at home. There are many Christian websites that offer a huge selection of worship songs. These songs can be downloaded straight from the website or delivered to your doorstep in a compact disc format. Your family and you can enjoy them in the evenings, sitting in (more…)
July 11, 2012
Christian Music is becoming more popular everyday. With all the troubles of daily life, more Christians are choosing the inspiring, faith-filled, family oriented music to further their walk with God. With various types of Christian Music to choose from there is a fit for everyone in the family. Gospel Music, Contemporary Christian Music and Christian Rock are the top three choices.
Gospel Music has strong vocals with alot of harmony. With the participation of choirs, and musicians playing pianos,organs, drums and guitars, this genera has a rich heritage with Christians. (more…)
July 7, 2012
Michael W. Smith has recorded some of the most popular songs in Christian music history. His award-winning career has included 17 studio albums, beginning with the successful “The Michael W. Smith Project” in 1983. Every album Smith released in the 1990s either went Gold or Platinum, as this time was the peak of his popularity.
Smith’s most famous song is “Place in this World”, which crossed over to secular markets and became a number one hit for the (more…)
July 5, 2012
Today, the name Matt Redman is one that is very familiar to people in the Christian community because he has written many of the most sung worship songs in the music arena. However, Matt Redman was not always such a prominent figure but began as a humble worship leader in St Andrews, Chorleywood. When Matt was just a young boy of fifteen years of age, he started helping a worship leader named Mike Pilavachi at a church called Soul Survivor Church. This is where the Soul Survivor festivals that stated (more…)
July 4, 2012
Christian music is unique in its purpose and audience. It aims to honor and worship the Lord rather than merely entertain or express emotions. The audience of Christian music is everyone, rather than specific niche of people or age group. There are various styles of Christian music, like rock or country. All Christian music relates back to the one purpose of honoring the Lord though.
Many famous Christian bands have sought this one purpose by reaching out to a broad and diverse population through multiple (more…)