Category Archives: Mainstream Music

Adele Can Relate

We probably should have been ready for it. Whenever Adele releases a new song, suddenly almost every girl in our youth groups will be listening to it non-stop! Youth leaders can become a hero to the girls in their groups … Continue reading

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The VMA’s: What’s a Youth Leader To Do?

Every year, for the last 32 years, MTV has broadcast the Video Music Awards into millions of living rooms. Each time it seems they try and top the prior airing with a show that’s even more outrageous than the last (good luck with … Continue reading

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U2 pays tribute to B.B. King

Check out U2’s awesome tribute to the legendary B.B. King with “When Love Comes To Town”. HT Relevant Magazine.

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Taylor’s gone “pop” … but you knew that already

Everybody’s talking today about Taylor Swift‘s announcement about her new “pop” album. We’ve got a great re:Tuned discussion starter for her first single “Shake It Off” you so you can jump into the conversation with your students. We’ve been working … Continue reading

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5 ways to make a (music) connection

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA Here are a few tried and tested ideas for connecting with youth through music. Rule #1: Everybody has an opinion on what type of music they like Rule … Continue reading

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Post-VMAs Roundup

Once again (for the 30th year in a row, if you’re counting … ), MTVs annual VMAs delivered some of the most talked about performances of the year. I’m not even going to attempt to add to the noise … … Continue reading

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Let’s fight for “One More Song!”

Guest post by Eric Gargus, interlinc WriteGroup and 15-year Youth Ministry Vet There’s something really special about most Christian albums. Back in my teenage years I would buy a cassette from my favorite secular bands (yes, I’m old but not … Continue reading

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What all musicians need from us

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA If I were to ask you to describe your musical “diet” in the Christian versus secular debate, how would you respond? Some people would say they listen … Continue reading

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“Us” and “Them” and Superman

Did anybody else read the editorial “What Evangelicals Can Learn from Superman” in USA Today over the weekend? Written by Tom Krattenmaker, the column talks about the shift in the way many Christians are choosing to engage with culture (specifically the … Continue reading

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The Music Genre Kids Like

Guest post from Jonathan McKee’s blog Editor’s note: Jonathan posted this blog a few weeks ago, and several of us at interlinc immediatly started sending links to each other with “Have you seen this yet?” notes attached. Jonathan does a … Continue reading

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