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Mark Hall on why music matters

Casting Crowns has had an enormous impact on Christian music. We love their music, but what we love even more is their passion for students. Lead singer Mark Hall and other band members are actively involved in the student ministries … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the dual personality of mainstream music. It seems that so many artists say and do things (in conversations or interviews and with their music) that totally contradict each other. This is nothing new, … Continue reading

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Music Television

I missed the morning shows this morning. Okay, I’ll be honest, I miss the morning shows most days. I’m usually overruled in favor of an episode of “Dinosaur Train” after breakfast. But apparently I missed out today on the kick … Continue reading

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Of Cellphones, Sexting and Forever

I read an article this weekend that made my heart hurt. Unfortunately the basic storyline is one that is becoming all too familiar. The article, in the New York Times, recounts the story of an eighth grade girl who, in … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

This week, as I looked over the iTunes Top 10 and saw only one “explicit” label (for Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor”), I decided to do a little digging.So here’s what 5 minutes of Googling lyrics for these “non-explicit” … Continue reading

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Music has an impact

Students hear the virtues of substance abuse sung about in popular music 84 times every day. Lady Gaga’s smash hit “Just Dance” is just one example (click here for the lyrics). This week 5 of the top 25 singles on … Continue reading

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7.5 Every Day

Students consume 7.5 hours of music and media every day Most of that media consumption involves music in one form or another. Songs. CDs. Downloads. YouTube. TV. Soundtracks. 7.5 EVERY DAY is more time than your students spend in class … Continue reading

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