Posts tagged "music"
The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Carman

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Carman

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly .
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Good Ol' Job

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Good Ol’ Job

The first of an ongoing monthly column, The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an exploration of religious ephemera by Don Jolly

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Family Dissonance

Abby Ohlheiser: A couple years ago, in a small Christian-owned performance space-cum-vintage shop, I listened to David Bazan finish a song, pause, and ask, "anyone have any questions for me?" Bazan, who was touring with songs from his album about lost faith, Curse Your Branches, fielded earnest theological questions from the young fans sitting...

High Lonesome Gospel

17 August 2005 Raw-skinned and born again. By Jeff Sharlet Excerpted from Oxford American’s annual Southern music issue Let’s look at the facts about Al Green. Or rather, the fact, the biographical detail he does not discuss, the moment around which the whole story turns: around 4 a.m., October 17, 1974, when the last, great, sweet falsetto soul singer of...

God’s Awful Music, Pure & Clean

God’s Awful Music, Pure & Clean 17 November 2004 “We have been given a terrible choice: Michael Landon and Highway to Heaven or Angus Young and Highway to Hell.” By Patton Dodd Evangelical Christians can be an anxious lot when it comes to popular music. In the minds of young evangelicals, as in the minds of young nonevangelicals,...

2003 Gospel Album of the Year?

You won’t find too many surprises in the Grammy gospel nominations, just released last week, but for this — Outkast, which led the pack with six nods, got shut out of gospel. You didn’t know Speakerboxx/The Love Below was a God record? Give it a listen, and listen to the words: Andre 3000 is rightly touted as a sexxxed-up mystic...