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Jan. 15, 2017

Does the roller coaster ride of success have former “American Idol” star and No. 1 hit-maker DANNY GOKEY right where God needs him? The venues have grown bigger. The organizers have aged. But from the first PASSION conference in 1997 to today, one thing has remained the same. Poised to have one of the biggest 2017’s—exactly who is ZACH WILLIAMS, where is he from, and how did he get here so fast? PLUS: exclusive pics of your favorite Christian artists and more + new music REVIEWS featuring Danny Gokey, KJ-52 + more!

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Jan. 1, 2017

After 20-years & thousands of impacted lives through “WINTER JAM,” what’s NEWSONG’s secret to success for hosting Christian music’s biggest show? As part of our “JAM”-packed issue, stay tuned for our conversation with BRITT NICOLE in this ONLINE ONLY feature! Headlining once again, what are the foundational elements for TFK front man Trevor McNevan’s upcoming “Winter Jam” experience? TONY NOLAN experienced God do amazing things through “Winter Jam” over his many years as Tour Evangelist—how did this particular story personally impact him? PLUS: New music reviews featuring COLONY HOUSE, ELLIE HOLCOMB and more…+ exclusive pics of your favorite artists!

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Dec. 15, 2016

AMY GRANT, the “Christmas Music Queen,” releases her first new holiday material in almost 20 years, the timeless talent speaks of heartache & hope for this season. CHRISTMAS & COMMUNION—Andrew Greer leads this Yuletide discussion featuring Allan Hall of Selah, Matt Hagee, and Ginny Owens. Modern hymn writers THE GETTY’S bring home the global joy of Christmas through music and their annual celebrations experienced the world over. After 25 years of leading worship in Russia, missionary-musician PHILIP RENNER brings his passion for worship and people back “home” to the States. PLUS—exclusive pics & album reviews!

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Dec. 1, 2016

Andrew Greer sits down with the man behind “Mary, Did You Know?,” MARK LOWRY, plus expected antics & more in this cover story/“Features On Film” special (videos to be posted!). GINNY OWENS, the intrepid singer-songwriter returns from near career-ending surgery & vocal modifications to release her best work to date. Having traversed the globe to aid audiences in raising their praise, VaSHAWN MITCHELL’s ministerial spirit is as alive as ever. Known for his work fronting West Coast worship troupe Jesus Culture, CHRIS QUILALA steps into the unknowns of recording & releasing his first solo project. PLUS: New + Christmas music reviews AND exclusive pics featuring your favorite artists—their friends, families, & feats! In this issue: Lecrae, Audio Adrenaline, Stryper, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron & Amanda Crabb + more!

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Nov. 15, 2016

The seasonal release that will raise the bar for all Christmas projects to come, LAUREN DAIGLE’s “Behold” captures much more than just Yuletide flair and fancy, it’s a real game changer. Continuing its tradition of untraditional recordings, REND COLLECTIVE returns with another campfire offering—stay tuned for this online-only article! After 25-plus years of ministry in east Texas, worship music veterans PAUL & RITA BALOCHE begin a new chapter of ministry, and life, in the Big Apple. It’s an unfortunate, yet common tale. However, for ABOUT A MILE’s Adam Klutinoty, his second chance at life has him turning the guitar amp, and his faith, up to “eleven.” PLUS: Exclusive pics + new album reviews!

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Nov. 1, 2016

When you’ve created so many successful worship soundtracks sung the globe over, CHRIS TOMLIN knows to keep his eyes firmly on his foundation—the cross. Almost two decades, dozens of albums and books published, several millions of them sold—NATALIE GRANT has finally found her real voice. Don’t stop believin’—and despite a life of twists and turns, JONATHAN CAIN didn’t, and look what God is doing now. PLUS—exclusive pics of Newsboys, All Sons & Daughters, Mark Lowry, Matthew West, MARi + more! IN REVIEW: Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, Amy Grant, Jody McBrayer + much more!

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Oct. 15, 2016

What does it mean to fearlessly pursue God’s life for our own lives? TENTH AVENUE NORTH explains (+ “Features On Film!”). We get rock legend MICHAEL SWEET’s take from his side of the one sided war battle lines—and, will he really take on any new projects this year? It was way back in 2012 when BRITT NICOLE released “Gold”—what has had this pop songstress so busy since then? What do Celine Dion, Al Green and Tyler Perry have in common? Why, TAMELA MANN, of course! IN REVIEW: Tenth Avenue North, Derek Minor, Rend Collective + many more, and EXCLUSIVE PICS of TFK, Unspoken, Michael W. Smith + more!

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Oct. 1, 2016

CROWDER like he’s never heard himself before—for this native Texan, how would a move to Atlanta, GA shape him and his music? “Love. Amplified.” What more can 2016 DOVE AWARDS hosts FOR KING & COUNTRY and TYE TRIBBETT do to increase the passion and promote unity? Will the Canadian transplants of LOVE & THE OUTCOME, with new baby in tow, find a way to make it all work as worlds collide with career? EXCLUSIVE PICS: Casting Crowns, Larnelle Harris, Paul Baloche, Brad Paisley Steven Curtis Chapman + more! IN REVIEW: Crowder, Britt Nicole, Fred Hammond, Planetshakers + much more!

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Sep. 15, 2016

How are CASTING CROWNS now turning their somedays into todays? As they continue their pursuit of Christ, we are invited to come along for the ride. Finding light and life through the darkness, THE AFTERS weather the storms and discover it’s The One whom fights our battles. Weaving their way throughout a European trek, ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS link past with present on their fourth studio album. PLUS: Exclusive pics of SKILLET, JASON CRABB, STRYPER + more, new album reviews featuring LOVE & THE OUTCOME, TAMELA MANN, TYRUS MORGAN + more, and we’re In The Studio with HIGHROAD…

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Sep. 1, 2016

Now into their thirty-something’s, RELIENT K leave an open-ended invitation for fans of all ages to continue along their adventurous journeys. It’s taken thirteen long years for UNSPOKEN to get here, now what? Front man Chad Mattson explains how coming full circle is just part of the ongoing processes of faith. For all of the richness and musical gifting heard on “Gypsy Heart” by newcomer’s ALEDO, former By The Tree front man CHUCK DENNIE is just taking new discovery one step at a time. Plus, exclusive pics of CROWDER, RYAN STEVENSON, ANDREW MARCUS, MARi + more and album & book reviews!

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