What do you think about when you think of the term ‘Australian Christian artist/band’? What comes to mind? Frankly, you immediately think about Hillsong (all its facets) and the deeply polarising nature of the megachurch and their music arm and ministry. Or you can think about Rebecca St. James, who raced to stardom way back in the early 1990s, and then went on to release several chart-topping albums, and is now an icon and a champion of abstinence with her own ‘purity’ song ‘Wait For Me’. for KING AND COUNTRY is another Aussie band that is getting traction, popularity and influence now, and ironically, both brothers in this duo are related to the once-popular Rebecca St. James…but yet, even though all these artists have been popular throughout the years, and do command great influence within the history of Christian music from the land down under; there is in fact one band that I firmly believe is responsible in staking a claim that Christian music not necessarily from the U.S., is firmly and very much ok. The Newsboys, who started their venture in the late 1980s as a band trying to make it on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia; are now entering into their 4th decade.
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Have you read the first two posts of my best of list here and here? Anxious to know my top TV shows and movies of 2014? Well, it’s time for me to show you all the third part of my list. After much deliberation (apologies for the long gap between the last instalment and this part), here is my list of favourite TV shows and movies of 2014. To try to make this post succinct and not to ramble on in any description or synopsis of the show or movie, I will list the show or movie, as well as the season, and a trailer of the show if possible (for the show) and a trailer (for the movie) as well. So sit back and read on. Let me know what your favourite shows and movies are!
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As I mentioned earlier in an analysis post about the nominations, the GMA Dove Awards is one of my most favourite time of the year in terms of Christian music, along with the announcing of the WOW Hits list, and the K-Love Fan Awards nominations. For those of who are not sure as to what the Dove Awards are, let me give you a quick run-down.
Continue reading The 45th GMA Dove Awards Winners Analysis
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Opening Release Date: March 21st 2014
Reviewed by Jonathan Andre
God’s Not Dead– Starring Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A. R. White, Dean Cain, Cory Oliver, Trisha LaFache, Willie Robertson, Newsboys
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