Christians can sometimes feel like that near-beaten boxer, the bloodied and staggering Sylvester Stallone at the end of every Rocky film. Yet when Skillet’s John and Korey Cooper sing/shout the anthemic chorus to “Victorious,” the title track off this the band’s latest full-length effort, it creates the kind of adrenaline rush that propels Rocky to victory in the final round of (nearly) every fight.... Read more
Connor Flanagan is a young indie hip-hop artist climbing his way to notoriety, and the aptly-titled Skyscrapers, his third release, should help him reach new heights. Flanagan’s biographical sketches play out like a hip-hop spiritual journal on Skyscrapers, an eight-song EP with numerous guests and further production help from Ric Robbins (Grits, Out of Eden).... Read more
Phil Wickham can’t contain his enthusiasm for Living Hope, the title track to his latest album—his first since 2016’s Children of God. Recently, Wickham began serving as a worship leader at his church, Harvest Christian Fellowship, and this new responsibility transformed the way he wrote these songs. “The songs went from being an expression of my heart, to servicing the heart of the church,” he says.