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December 2009 Archives

Jesus Needs New PR names 2009’s Best of Christian Culture

posted by Joanne Brokaw

At the end of the year, I probably should be doing some sort of recap of 2009, but if the truth be told I’ve been burned out on Christian music, Christian pop culture, and pretty much everything web-related for some […]

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Join me in reading the Bible in 2010, cover to cover

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It’s hard to believe that 2009 is almost over. And depending on when you believe the decade ends, this could be the last day of the first decade of the new millenium. Tough act to follow, eh? In 2008, I […]

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Canopy Red answers the question, What Is Christian Music?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In our continuing quest to define Christian music and examine its place in American culture, here are some more thoughts from up and coming Tallahassee, Florida based rock band, Canopy Red. The band is signed to Creative Soul records and […]

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Unknown Souldier’s Terry Baert answers the question, What Is Christian Music?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Over the last few months I’ve been sharing with you some thoughts from Christian music artists on the question, “What is Christian music?” Today, Unknown Souldier’s Terry Baert – also known as Brother Terry, who shared the wonderful recipe for […]

If Simon Cowell left American Idol, would you watch more or less?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

HCD Research just released results from a small poll they did about American Idol. They asked 800 viewers if they would watch American Idol more, less, or the same if judge Simon Cowell left the show. The results? About 46% […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Dreampilots’ Oddi Ness shares a recipe for Norwegian Christmas dessert Riskrem

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Norwegian group Dreampilots originally started as a ministry project, when frontman and former Word Records UK artist Oddi Nessa heeded God’s call and set out across the Norwegian countryside with a guitar on his back, a Bible in his […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Marty Roe’s Devilish Love Bars

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Country music legend Diamond Rio has been cranking out hits for more than two decades. This year, they released their 11th studio album and their first Christian project, The Reason, along with their autobiography, Beautiful Mess. But beautiful music isn’t […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Dorla Schlitt’s Holiday Breakfast Casserole

posted by Joanne Brokaw

One of the best things about the holiday season is how the treats and meals help us build traditions and memories. Our latest recipe comes from Dorla Schlitt, wife of Christian music veteran John Schlitt. Over the summer, Dorla shared […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Donna Tomlin’s Blue Ribbon Fudge

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without some homemade fudge, and continuing in our Christmas recipe feature Chris Tomlin’s mom, Donna, shares her recipe for Blue Ribbon Fudge! And don’t forget to check out Chris’ new Christmas album, Glory In The Highest!

Ayiesha Woods answers the question, What Is Christian Music?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Continuing in our quest to define Christian music – Is it Christian because of the lyrics? The record label? The band’s personal beliefs? Is there even a way to define Christian music? – Gotee artist Ayiesha Woods joins previous artists […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Unknown Souldier vocalist Brother Terry’s French Cookie Cup Recipe

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Unknown Souldier is amongst the current rock crop’s most exhilarating and inspiring acts, with collective credits as diverse as previous deals with RCA Records / BMG to tour positions with Gavin DeGraw, Avril Lavigne, and Matt White. But there’s also […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Gluten free, stress free Pumpkin Tart from Everlife’s Sarah Ross

posted by Joanne Brokaw

With the holidays approaching, here’s another great recipe from sister group Everlife’s Sarah Ross: Gluten-free, Stress-Free Pumpkin Tart! Sarah explains, “My family and I have a lot of random food allergies, so when we found this recipe we were really […]

B Reith answers the question, What Is Christian Music?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

One of the topics that comes up again and again in this industry is trying to define Christian music. It’s the only genre of music defined not by musical style but by religion. Is it Christian because of the lyrics? […]

Assault charges against BeBe Winans dismissed

posted by Joanne Brokaw

BeBe Winans has had his day in court, and he has been vindicated. In a press release today, it was announced that “Judge Gloria Dumas of the General Sessions Court for Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County signed an order on Friday, December […]

Cooking with Christian Music: Hot cocoa with Shane & Shane’s Shane Everett

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to bring you some more favorite recipes from Christian music artists!! Shane Everett, one half of the duo Shane and Shane, shares his favorite recipe for hot cocoa, perfect […]

2010 Grammy nominations announced

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The nominations are in for the 2010 Annual Grammy Awards. In addition to the Gospel category, which is loaded with familiar names (complete list at the end of the post), some Christian artists make appearances in other categories – and […]

Christian music poll: What’s your favorite new or classic Christmas song?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” or Burl Ives singing about silver and gold while Rudolph runs away from the North Pole. This morning on the The Glenn Beck radio show, Glenn and his colleagues were […]

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Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Honest.
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