Read the current CCM Magazine: November 1, 2015

For LAUREN DAIGLE, it’s been quite a journey for the now three-time Dove Award-winning songstress. How did surrender play a part in such a successful and whirlwind rookie season? As the tussle of deadline and disorder fuels the fire, front man Michael Sweet explains why STRYPER is far from delivering their final blows. Will we ever be good enough to be welcome in God’s presence? How did the Israelites conquer Jericho? Why are believers continually divided? GATEWAY WORSHIP on tearing down our walls. PLUS—2015 Christmas Gift Guide!
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#OptForEternity

In a recent news story, recreational retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), announced that they will officially close their doors during the upcoming annual “Black Friday” shopping frenzy. I love the notion of consciously making a decision to go outside the boundaries, beyond our walls—REI is taking it, well, literally—and as Christians, I think we should, too.