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Q&A with Rick Lee James

CCM Magazine sat down with worship leader Rick Lee James to glean his perspective on both the importance of the hymns of old and modern worship today. James has keen insight on blending the two...
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Bloom where you’re planted

What can you do for God, and for those around you in His name, right there on your own street, school, church, or community today? Our Heavenly Father knows all of our needs
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Bono – ‘Why isn’t church music more like that?’

“It’s not smooth, it’s not nice, it’s not pretty, but it’s honest,” author, pastor scholar Eugene Peterson said of the Psalms. “I think we’re trying for honesty, which is very, very hard in our culture...”
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Renewal vs. Resolutions

It might seem more fitting that a short op-ed piece about renewal would be written around the time of new years. I’ve never been a huge fan of new years’ resolutions, mostly due to the fact that I’ve been terrible at keeping them—and usually not much longer than a week! So, am I finally getting around to writing my new years blurb, now that it’s February 15? Funny, but that’s not the case, here...
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‘Second verse, same as the first verse’

As the world turns, and as we—again, at times—seemingly burn through our lives, it’s comforting to know that Christ has us. That His resurrection was real, and the He truly lives...