Why I Think Michael Scanlan Went from Charismatic to #straightouttairondale

A little while back I posted How Did We Get from Scanlan to #straightouttairondale?, which posed the obvious (for me at least) question: how did Michael Scanlan, who (when I was going to the Steubenville conferences in the early 1980's) was promoting a  Charismatic type of spirituality, end up at the conservative Catholic type which I …

The Advocates

Dovetail DOVE 1 (1973) Inaugural album on the UK's premier Christian music label of the 1970's.  As Ken Scott observes, by the time it was released the music is a little behind the times; it's more of a 1960's "British Invasion" kind of record in an era when the country was putting out albums that …

Senovia

Emmanuel L.P. 3000  (1975) Most rock groups were pretty compact: four or five members, but they put out the defining sound of the era.  Large groups with choral leanings were exceptional, even among Christian groups.  We've featured large groups like Cloud, with their ethereal sound and very Anglican harmonies. At the opposite end of the …

Likening Donald Trump to Julius Caesar May Not Send the Message People are Looking For

It really won't: Brutus is a commanding figure in the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar.” The wily Mark Antony also looms large. But the most fearsome character in the show isn’t standing on stage — not even in the person of a Donald Trump-like Caesar — but instead storming …

Kathy Kanewske: These Days

Mayim MM 1001 (1976) Texas Catholicism made some magnificent contributions to the "Jesus Music" era, including this, this and this.  These Days is yet another contribution to that roster.  From the Community Of The Well in Austin, this delight is a well produced, well instrumented production with excellent vocals and a variety of styles, from …

The Undemocratic, Procrustean Experiment Strikes Again

As Nick Park points out in his letter to Ireland's Foreign Minister about the EU's actions about Christian refugees from Eritrea: We are alarmed at report recently from contacts in Brussels that the EU is in the process of signing Compact Agreements with third countries which will mean that members states can send back asylum …

That Crazy Concept of Central American Economic Development…

...just might be facilitated by the policies of the Trump administration: Meanwhile, suspension of U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership is potentially good news for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, offering temporary relief from enhanced global competition with the most competitive products and markets in Asia. Although important from a strategic U.S. perspective in Asia …

People of Praise: Come, Lord

P/P 7601 (1976) After the food fight I got into with my posting of the one Word of God album I did, I became reluctant to post another Catholic Charismatic community album.  I think, however, that the genre needs to be remembered and available when possible, and this production of the People of Praise in …

Kell Street Camp Meeting: Dinner and Joy on the Ground

Paula Records LPS 2211 (1972) "Revival" recordings (audio and video) are common in Christian music.  For Southern Gospel, the best known ones are the "Gaither Homecoming" series, which they did in the 1990's and 2000's.  Their idea was to get many of the famous Southern Gospel artists--who were passing away--to perform their music, which made …

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