Entertainment

Revisiting “The Gospel Sound” 40 Years Later

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On this 40th-anniversary year of Anthony Heilbut's book, reflecting on the connection and disconnect between gospel and popular music is as relevant as ever. Read more

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Five Things We’ve Learned From Preachers of Detroit

By Amber Travis 

Oxygen’s latest offering in the Preachers franchise focuses on some of the influential pastors in the Motor City, here’s what we’ve learned from them thus far. Read more

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The Next “God’s Not Dead”: A Christian “Crash”

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Principal creators of hit Christian film aim for urban audiences with ensemble film scheduled for release this month. Read more

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Preachers of Detroit’s Atypical White Pastor

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Pastor Timothy Alden is not the first white pastor in the Oxygen Preachers franchise, but he is holding his own as one adopted and influenced by a black family in Detroit. Read more

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Testifyin’ or Signifyin’?: Analyzing Choir Use at the Grammys, Pt. 2

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Black choirs abound at the Grammy Awards, but not every choir appearance carries the same meaning. Is your choir appearance takin’ it to church, or is it fakin’ the funk? Read more

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Testifyin’ or Signifyin’?: Analyzing Choir Use at the Grammys, Pt. 1

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Black choirs abound at the Grammy Awards, but not every choir appearance carries the same meaning. Is your choir appearance takin’ it to church, or is it fakin’ the funk? Read more

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‘Revival: The Experience’ Brings An All-Black Cast to a Big Screen Biblical Story

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The musical retelling of the Gospel of John features a star-studded all black cast and looks like a much needed reprieve from white-washed biblical narratives. Read more

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Unbroken Suffers from Too Much Suffering

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Angelina Jolie’s by-the-book biopic bites off a little more than it can chew yet it is still worth the watch. Read more

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Christian Movies: So Close, & Yet So Far

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Faith-based cinema has encouraging signs, but there’s a tension between evangelistic messaging and quality art, embodied by what we mean when we say “Christian movie.” Read more

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Remembering Ana: Sandy Hook, Two Years Later

By Jimmy Greene 

A father’s tribute to the miracle of his daughter’s life amidst the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Read more

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