The Wounded Heart of Breaking Benjamin

This post contributed to Rock On Purpose by September Grace Redemption is often shown in fiction as a clear-cut story: Point A to Point Fall-from-Grace to Point Happily-Ever-After. In so many stories--musically, cinematically, literarily--we gravitate toward sharp contrast redemptions. We want to see someone at rock bottom be stabilized, someone awful become someone good. If... Continue Reading →

Supernatural: 20 Years Later

Intro Supernatural.  This was the album that followed THE album for a rock, rap and soul trio who defined an era in Christian music. dc Talk’s fifth and last all-new studio project was released by Forefront Records twenty years ago on September 22, 1998.  The ultra-popular group was coming off an album, Jesus Freak, that... Continue Reading →

Stories: ‘Awake and Alive’ by Skillet

The Song: "Awake and Alive" by Skillet The Story: "I got into Christian music completely unintentionally. My family was Christian, I was Christian, but I was never really into praise and worship," Amy shares. "I preferred modern music." It would be Pokemon that unexpectedly led Amy to music that would change her life. "Soon, I... Continue Reading →

10 Tattoos Inspired By Lyrics

Happy National Tattoo Day! Tattoos can be a powerful way of telling our stories, of marking life events, of honoring the processes of our soul. For anyone who processes the world through the lens of music, the intersection of tattoos and songs just makes sense. We asked you to share the stories of your lyrical... Continue Reading →

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