Tag Archives: PlanetCCM

#PlanetCCM: Three favorites

Dianna Anderson has today collected all the posts for her synchroblog on what we learned from Christian music. I covered the “serious” aspects of this discussion in my first and second posts, but before leaving the topic, I’d like to briefly reflect a few albums that meant a whole lot in my adolescence and that […]

#PlanetCCM: War songs

“What would people say if they knew that you’re a Jesus freak / What would people do if they knew that it’s you?” — DC Talk, “Jesus Freak” Once I started, after that fateful Jaci Velasquez album, listening to contemporary Christian music, I learned quickly how divisive music can be within evangelicalism. Not because of […]

#PlanetCCM: Does this nonconformity make me look cool?

At my 11th birthday party, I unwrapped my very first CD. I’d had a few tapes before (shout-out to my beloved green Lion King soundtrack!), listened to my parents’ old Simon & Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris albums, and flipped through the radio a bit, but this was the first time I had personally owned what […]