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War on the View

Oh Boy!

I can not even remember the last time I watched the view… but I just saw this video over on Hot Air, and I am not sure I have seen anything like it on the daily talk shows since that creep Parsons (who claimed to killing Jon Benet) on That one show (don’t even remember the name?) or maybe back to Geraldo getting his nose broken! Looks like the 2 are getting super real with each other since Rosie is on her way out anyway. Check it out.

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LOST FANS

If you are a LOST fan and are interested in a fun discussion on lost, or just want to read some interesting theories go to THIS POST on Robberfly

CCM Magazine Changes Its Name & Enters the 21st Century

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I’m going to admit something.

I worked in the Chirstian music industry.
My husband has worked in the industry for over a decade (though now he overlaps Christian and mainstream music). But I have never been a huge fan of contemporary Christian music, or the magazine that represents it, CCM.

I have always felt they had a good heart, but everything from the graphics to some of the artists covered, were at least a decade behind.

When I say “behind”, you need to understand that I love aesthetics of design, and innovative sound in music. Yes, plenty of music I like would not be considered cutting edge. But I still greatly admire music that is. As Christians we shouldn’t be taking cues from the world’s trend-setters and being the last to catch on. Shouldn’t we be setting the tone if we are in touch with our creator?

One of the main reasons most of Christian music isn’t hitting the charts is because much of it lacks appeal apart from the good lyrics and edifying part. And while those reasons are great reasons for Christians to listen, why should a world that does not care about edification want to listen? Shouldn’t we be creating things that MAKE THEM WANT TO LISTEN, instead of merely Christian substitutes to what is already out there in the general market?

At any rate… the main christian music magazine that has been dedicated to this industry is CCM. And I just received a press release that they are changing. THANK YOU GOD!

I have not read the first issue (pictured above), of what will now be called CCM (Christ. Community. Music.) Magazine. The mere fact that they realize that have to come of age, shows they care. They can not be the same magazine that they were 29 years ago if they want to get younger Chrisitians interested. They asked (via survey a while back) AND THEY LISTENED!

I genuinely feel that if they are truly listening to their younger readers they may actually be able to make an larger impact on them again.

Here is the Press Release (a portion):

Nashville, Tenn., May 1, 2007—CCM Magazine, Christian music’s preeminent publication, is changing its definition of “Christian music” with its May 2007 issue to raise the profile of independent and general market artists of faith.

“This month marks a historic step for our magazine, and, as a result, the fans and the industry we serve,” said CCM Editor Jay Swartzendruber. “We’re going to start mixing indie and general market Christians such as The Fray, Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens in with artists with traditional Christian label affiliation. Rather than define ‘Christian music’ just by its label or distribution, we’re now defining it as Christian worldview music. CCM Magazine has always taken its role as a leader seriously, and we believe this is the way of the future.”

During the ’70s, CCM played a leading role in branding the spiritual pop and rock & roll that was known then simply as “Jesus Music.” As the grassroots contemporary Christian music scene mushroomed into a billion dollar industry, “Christian music” became widely regarded as an actual genre, even though it included rock, pop, hip-hop, punk, hardcore metal and other styles of music. As a result, many artists of faith who are reluctant to have their music defined by the Christian market have chosen to bypass it altogether. With this expanded view of “Christian music,” CCM Magazine now celebrates the full spectrum of faith-fueled music and musicians.

The “CCM” acronym – which has stood for “contemporary Christian music” for most of the magazine’s 29 year history – takes on new meaning this month as revealed by the front cover tagline: Christ € Community € Music. “CCM has always been a catalyst for community between Christian artists and readers,” explained Swartzendruber. “However, we’re taking that idea to a new level by making reader-generated content central to our new approach. In fact, our readers are literally helping us create this magazine, including their own album reviews, first-hand accounts, questions for favorite artists, and highlights from our online social networking community, www.myCCM.org”

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts about a chunk of the Christian music market have no reflection on the artist in the new issue of CCM magazine pictured above. Toby Mac is not only a great guy, but a talented one as well.

ABC to Air LIVE Atheist Debate with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort

I found this interesting. If your interested mark your calanders or set your DVR for May 5th.

I’m only publishing the first part of this artical to read more follow link afterward.

MEDIA ADVISORY, April 26 /Christian Newswire/ — After ABC ran a story in January about hundreds of atheists videotaping themselves blaspheming the Holy Spirit, best-selling author Ray Comfort contacted the network and offered to prove God’s existence, absolutely, scientifically, without mentioning the Bible or faith. He and Kirk Cameron (co-hosts of an award-winning Christian TV program) challenged the two originators of the “Blasphemy Challenge” to a debate on the existence of God. According to Comfort, he and Cameron (an ex-atheist) are qualified to debate on the subject. Comfort had not only written a book titled “God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists”, but had spoken at Yale on the subject of atheism, and been flown by American Atheists, Inc., to their 2001 annual convention to be a platform speaker.

TO FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE….

Rosie O’donnell Going Going almost GONE

O O Rosie Goes! See for yourself. Of course the glossing over couldn’t get thicker. But the bottom line is… she’s going. Maybe it will take Elizabeth Hasselbeck a little longer to get to Fox News.


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