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30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 22: Hymn or spiritual song you sing but have no idea what it’s actually about

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I was talking to Todd Agnew once about hymns, and he mentioned “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and the line “Here I raise my Ebenezer”. Most people who sing that don’t even know what it means, Todd said, and don’t […]

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30 Day Christian Music Interactive Challenge Day 21: Sing a church/youth group song that has hand movements (and make sure you do them!)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today is the third weekly interactive challege, so get out the webcam or video and record yourself or your youth group singing a song you sing in church or youth group that has hand movements – and make sure you […]

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30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 20: Song that best describes your spiritual journey

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge: share a song that best describes your spiritual journey. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite Christian and gospel music songs!

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30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 19: Christian song you’d be happy to never hear again

posted by Joanne Brokaw

While there are lots of great songs that talk about God and faith, there are also some songs that just grate on your last nerve. Today, share a Christian song you’d be happy to never hear again. Check out the […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 18: Last song you sang in church

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today, share the last song you sang in church. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite Christian and gospel music songs!

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 17: Song that inspires you

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge: share a song that inspires you. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite Christian and gospel music songs!

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 16: Your favorite summer camp song

posted by Joanne Brokaw

We’re almost done with summer, so in honor of those summer camp memories, share your favorite summer camp song. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 15: Song that makes you feel closer to God

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge: share a song that makes you feel closer to God. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite Christian and gospel music songs!

Katy Perry prays for Israel and feels the backlash – so let’s pray for Katy Perry

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Katy Perry is in the news again – not for her music, but for a tweet she posted asking fans to pray for Israel. Apparently, to fans at least, that request was worse than the horror Christians felt when she sang […]

30 Day Christian Music Interactive Challenge Day 14: Sing a song you think you sing better than the original artist sang it

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today is the second of our weekly interactive challeges! Get out the video or webcam and record yourself singing a song that you think you can sing better than the original artist. Upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or DailyMotion and […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 13: Favorite Christian song on mainstream radio

posted by Joanne Brokaw

With the lines blurring between Christian and mainstream music, today’s challenge: share your favorite “Christian” song that’s playing or been played on mainstream radio. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 12: Most underrated Christian band

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today you get to share your thoughts on the Christian artists who aren’t getting the attention fans think they deserve. Today’s challenge: Name the genre’s most underrated Christian band. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 11: Most overrated Christian band

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Like any musical genre, it’s not unusual for one or two groups to get the majority of radio attention – and not always because they’re the most talented. So today’s challenge: Name the genre’s most overrated Christian band Check out […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 10: Favorite hymn

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge: Your favorite hymn. I think that’s pretty self-explanatory. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite Christian and gospel music songs!

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 9: Song featuring your favorite female vocalist

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge: a song featuring your favorite female vocalist. Could be a Christian singer, a gospel song from a mainstream singer, or any song with even the smallest tie to gospel music. Check out the entire list of the 30 […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 8: Song featuring your favorite male vocalist

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge: a song featuring your favorite male vocalist. Could be a Christian singer, a gospel song from a mainstream singer, or any song with even the smallest tie to gospel music. Check out the entire list of the 30 […]

“The Sing-Off” announces season 3 contestants

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The airwaves are flooded with talent competitions these days, and as you read earlier today I don’t really care. Except that the contestants for the third season of The Sing-Off were announced, and now I have to care. Competing on the […]

American Idol, The Voice and gay contestants, oh my

posted by Joanne Brokaw

When I left the Gospel Soundcheck blog for my little hiatus last fall, the hot topic was (besides Katy Perry), homosexuality (which, I suppose, includes the singer who kissed a girl and liked it). I know. What on earth does being gay have […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 7: Sing a song you learned in Sunday School

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today is the first of our interactive challenges – Sing a song you learned in Sunday School! Video yourself singing and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or DailyMotion. Then share the link below. We’ll pick some of your videos to […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 6: Christian song you love that your friends have probably never heard

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re a music fan who love stuff that flies under the radar, here’s your chance to share one of your secret favorites. Day 6: Share a Christian song you love that your friends have probably never heard. Check out […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 5: Song that makes you embarrassed to say you listen to Christian music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

For a long time, Christian music had a reputation for being cheesy. And sometimes it still is! So today’s challenge: What song makes you embarrassed to say you listen to Christian music? Check out the entire list of the 30 Day […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 4: Favorite worship song

posted by Joanne Brokaw

We’re on Day 4 of the 30 Day Christian Music Challenge and I’m already behind. So don’t wait for me. I’ll post the daily challenge, you answer, even if I haven’t! Today: Share your favorite worship song. Check out the entire […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge – Day 3 Favorite all time Christian/gospel album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge Day 3: Favorite all time Christian/gospel album Like I said on Day 1, this was going to be a difficult challenge for me, even though I came up with the questions. (When do […]

Aaron Shust, Downhere, Jason Gray on “The Called To Love Tour”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re looking for a night of great music, worship and fun, don’t miss “The Called To Love Tour” this fall, featuring Aaron Shust along with two of my favorite artists, Downhere and Jason Gray. All three artists are releasing new […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge: Day 2 Day 2: Christian song you’d like to see an “American Idol” contestant sing next season

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s 30 Day Christian Music is the Christian song you’d like to see an “American Idol” contestant sing next season. I didn’t watch last season of “American Idol”, don’t know squat about the new judges, don’t know a single contestant, and I confess … […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge: Day 1 All time favorite Christian song or hymn

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re playing along with the Gospel Soundcheck 30 Day Christian Music Challenge, feel free to share your Day 1 response. The thing is: this is actually going to be a really tough challenge for me to do – and […]

Artists Making A Difference: Dan and Liz Kulp, a special family for children with special needs

posted by Joanne Brokaw

When a couple has a baby born with Down syndrome, it can be a really difficult adjustment, especially if they hadn’t been preparing for a child with special needs. But what if a couple purposely sought to adopt children with special […]

30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Don’t you just love doing those “30 Day” challenges? Movies, music, all sorts of fun stuff. We thought it would be fun to do one here on the Gospel Soundcheck blog, but with one noteable difference: every 7 days, you […]

Artists making a difference: Jesse Sprinkle and the Ugandan Water Project

posted by Joanne Brokaw

 As I sit down to write this post, musician Jesse Sprinkle and his oldest daughter Mirabelle are on a plane on their way to Africa. Yesterday, they were in Dubai awaiting the next leg of their journey. It’s 12-year-old Mirabelle’s first time […]

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