Mental Health Awareness Month: Room For Healing

Photo of Lacey Sturm, text reads Room for Healing Mental Health Awareness Month

This year has been, as my mental health coach likes to say, a gnarly roller coaster ride of a year. In particular, I want to reflect back on how music has been integral throughout this year.

The Kingdom is Here: Dominion by Skillet

Skillet Dominion cover

Taking Dominion as a whole, it’s evident that Skillet is using their influence in this pivotal moment to remind listeners of the power available to them through the living Spirit of God. Skillet’s approach has always been the straightforward passion that rock and roll was built for. That fearlessness is well-suited to dispelling the darkness of our current cultural anxieties.

Drum Solos and Salvation Stories: A Conversation with Lori Peters-George and Chris George

Chris and Lori George of The Emerald Escape

Platinum-earning drummer, breast cancer survivor, producer: Lori Peters-George has worn a lot of hats in her lifetime. Although her years as drummer for Skillet saw her on stages around the world during the band's early ascent to fame, the ways she has spent her life in the years since that season came to a close might be even more significant. Rock On Purpose contributor Matt Sassano spent some time talking with Lori and her husband Chris George, taking a deep dive into their story, their studio, and the redemption testimonies that drive them.

Live Music Returning: Show and Festival Roundup

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent precautions taken by authorities, the past year has been largely void of live music, save for a handful of tours and socially distanced festivals that proceeded cautiously. The industry has adapted by providing a multitude of livestream events, such as Disciple Love Letter Lockdown and Anberlin [...]