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Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile Answers, ‘Is It Justifiable For Christian Artists To Use Swear Words In Their Music?’

There is much talk about how to contextualize the gospel to a particular culture. Missionaries do this all the time as they study the language of a people group and then seek to communicate the gospel story in that language. But are there times when we take it too far?

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Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin says Christian Music (his Included) has Taken a ‘Step Away from the Cross’; Artists Need to Get Back to Andrae Crouch-style Songs that Win Souls

by Kirk Franklin When I was seven I was invited to be a special guest at a huge church in town that was a majority white church of the lady my mother worked for as her housekeeper. Her family invited me to perform because I guess they saw something in me

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Mandisa sings "Overcomer" at the 45th annual GMA Dove Awards on Tuesday at Lipscomb's Allen Arena. (Photo: Larry McCormack / The Tennessean)

HIllsong United, Switchfoot, and Skillet Win Big at 2014 Dove Awards

Hillsong United took tops honors Tuesday night (Oct. 7) at the Gospel Music Assn.’s 45th Annual Dove Awards, winning five Doves, including artist of the year and song of the year for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” (more…)

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Divorce of Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken, Amidst Suspected Adultery, Rocks Christian Music Industry

When gospel artist Amy Grant got divorced in 1999 and married country singer Vince Gill a year later, the public breakup rocked the Christian music industry, threatened to derail her career and raised questions about the personal lives of prominent Christian artists. (more…)

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