2021-10-20T11:51:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
The news that Hillsong United and Chris Tomlin will offer special VIP passes for their worship tour has sparked a debate about Christian music, celebrity and finance. Some have argued the selling of VIP tickets for Christian events is morally wrong, but the Rend Collective frontman Chris Llewellyn sees things differently
The London-based songwriter shares her favourite songs right now
2021-09-16T13:19:00+01:00By Calum Carswell, Composer and PhD researcher
Many charismatic evangelical churches haven’t had a choir in years. But research suggests they aid our worship, and might even work alongside your existing worship band, says Calum Carswell
2021-09-08T08:52:00+01:00By Aaron Loose
Kanye West’s new project was streamed 775 million times in a week. Donda is a tribute to the rapper’s late mother, and examines the healing power of faith. But the album also has a much darker side, says Aaron Loose
The singer/songwriter is the daughter of Delirious? frontman, Martin Smith, and a worship leader and youth pastor based in Brighton, UK
2021-08-04T10:22:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
Creation Fest almost didn’t happen this year. But when it did, coming together as Christians felt more vital than ever, says Emma Fowle
2021-07-29T15:36:00+01:00By Phil Loose
The CEO of Essential Christian, which resources and inspires Christians through events such as Spring Harvest, shares the songs he is currently enjoying.
2021-07-29T15:18:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
‘Hope deals the hardest blows’.
2021-07-12T14:15:00+01:00By Derek Walker
Matt Redman wrote his most popular worship song in record time. It’s enduring appeal lies in encouraging Christians to worship God in the pain of our everyday realities, says Derek Walker
2021-07-06T11:52:00+01:00By Derek Walker
The writing of the classic hymn 'In Christ Alone’ by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty shows how teamwork and grabbing the moment can change lives
2021-06-30T11:53:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
I like Starbucks. I like the way I can be on literally any street, in any major city on planet Earth and know that there is a ready supply of reliably average coffee and baked goods just around the corner.
2021-04-08T11:23:00+01:00By Aaron Loose
Pop superstar Justin Bieber has released a surprise EP. And many of the lyrics position Christianity as a transformative grace, says our reviewer
2021-03-22T10:55:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
The Rend Collective frontman is reimagining his approach
2021-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The songwriter says it's time to kill our "obsession with excellence"
2021-01-25T00:00:00+00:00By Matt Redman
In looking at the Church's music, Matt Redman wonders if we’re in danger of overlooking an integral part of God’s character
The effects of coronavirus mean many worship leaders are playing in front of a camera rather than a congregation. Richard James Butt, who leads worship at a large church in Sussex, says it's time for musicians and singers to re-think what it really means to 'follow the Spirit'
2020-10-07T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes analyses the offensive message of grace contained in LANY’s new song ‘I still talk to Jesus’
2020-08-17T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The Bethel-based worship leader Sean Feucht believes the US Government is "silencing the faithful". Sam Hailes responds
2020-05-04T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
'The UK Blessing' video is set to reach one million views within 48 hours of being released. Tim Hughes, one of the worship leaders behind the project, speaks to Sam Hailes about the unexpected viral sensation
2019-08-13T00:00:00+01:00By David Robertson
The Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson has announced he's "losing his faith". In an Instagram post, Sampson said, "How many preachers fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen? Not many. No one talks about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it. How can God be love yet send 4 billion people to a place, all coz they don't believe? No one talks about it." 48 hours later, Sampson deleted the post. He then posted a collection of photographs of well known Christian apologists including William Lane Craig and John Lennox, explaining "I don’t know these men personally, but I do watch them regularly and listen to their arguments." Here, David Robertson responds by penning an open letter to Marty Sampson
The Australian worship artist Nikki Fletcher, who was previously based in London working with Worship Central, recalls her own battle with jealousy and explains how others can overcome their negative emotions
2018-09-20T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
What began as a single Sydney congregation is now a global church famous for producing some of Christendom’s best-known worship songs. As Hillsong gears up to plant yet more congregations across the UK, we take a peek behind the scenes of this pioneering megachurch
2018-07-03T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes reports on the latest furore over the Hillsong worship song 'So Will I (100 billion X)'
2018-02-06T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
When Sam Hailes sat down for an interview with American worship leader Aaron Keyes he was surprised at the candour and honesty on display
Modern hymn writer Keith Getty explains why he wants to get families singing together again
2017-04-21T00:00:00+01:00By Les Moir
Les Moir, the producer behind the UK's best known Christian albums, explains how a new way of worshipping God began 50 years ago
2016-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Jamie Cutteridge
Michael and Lisa Gungor may have sparked controversy among some Christians by saying they no longer take the Bible's stories about creation and the flood literally, but the duo have continued to draw large crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and today they're making more music than ever before.
Following the news that Justin Bieber has played an acoustic cover of the Delirious? classic 'Over the mountains and the sea (I could sing of your love forever)', we present five other videos of mainstream pop artists singing worship songs
On Saturday, 25th September 1976, four teenagers decided to get together to make music. Forty years of faith-fuelled songs later, Steve Stockman charts the spiritual journey of Saint Bono and his band.
Are parents in danger of outsourcing the spiritual formation of their children to Sunday schools and youth groups? Ed Mackenzie explains how families can bring worship into the home
Christians shouldn’t be embarrassed by the forthright sensuality of sexual love depicted in the Bible, says John Piper
2016-04-27T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
A video of Bono talking to the translator of The Message, Eugene Peterson about the Psalms has just been released. The 21 minute film includes some strong words for worship leaders
Who says the devil has all the best music? These legends from the world of rock and roll have all professed faith in Jesus
As Alpha in a Catholic context spreads across the globe, Nick J Drake wonders whether the elusive ‘fifth wave’ of the Spirit has arrived
2016-02-10T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Footage of Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman giving an inspiring TEDx talk at the University of Nevada was released this week.