The Spiritual Topology of Sleep Well Beast

The National’s latest, Sleep Well Beast, affirms that if heartbreak is particular to our times and places, to our own networks of relationships, then grace must be as well.

Let Sufjan Stevens Help You Find Your “Christmas Unicorn”

Sufjan Stevens invites us to raise the mirror this Christmas and laugh to ourselves in all our absurdity: “I’m the Christmas unicorn . . . you’re the Christmas unicorn.”

Sigrid’s “Everybody Knows”

Though Sigrid’s version of “Everybody Knows” is incredibly morbid, it is only so because it is truthful.

What the Return of Pedro the Lion Means for David Bazan, Patron Saint of Skeptics and Doubters

Bazan is one of the few songwriters who reminds us that religion, as experienced in daily life, is a journey of faith.

A Worthy Experience: Beautiful Eulogy’s New Album

With the grungy kicks, straightforward lyrics, melodic choruses, and subtle inversions of various instruments, Worthy compiles a wonderful album experience.

The Dissect Podcast Fills a Gaping Hole in Music Criticism

Dissect reminds us that we need critics who help us engage with art more deeply.

Curse Your Listeners: Making Sense of Derek Webb’s Fingers Crossed

To an outsider looking in, Derek Webb’s latest feels more like an unintentional cautionary tale than a story that evokes sympathy.

All Things Work Together for Lecrae on His Newest Album

All Things Work Together is Lecrae’s most interesting album yet and contains some of his best creative work.

What White Christians Can Learn from Eminem’s Diss to the President

My white Christian brothers and sisters can learn how to fight injustice from Eminem’s performance.

The Last Days of Brand New

Science Fiction is an album about the end: of relationships, of life, of Brand New.

Shedding Summer Skin

The nostalgia, wistfulness, and ache that Death Cab conjures up in the hearts of listeners is like no other.

Now, Now, Not Yet: God’s Kingdom and Sho Baraka’s “March”

“March” is an expectation of the coming kingdom, an exuberant recognition that Christ has won this battle and a sobering admonition to usher in His reign.

“I Want to Heal”: Chester Bennington’s Honest Pain

Chester Bennington gave millions of fans a gift by providing a space to be honest about pain and depression and fear.

Rapper NF: The Face of Relevant Christian Rap

The phenomenon of NF’s painful but real music can’t be ignored.

The Case for POP: U2’s Forgotten Dance Record

U2’s POP is about faith’s fragility amidst the noise, confusion, and chaos that come when you realize your ideology isn’t going to change the world.

An Interview with Propaganda

Learn more about the creativity, church life, and career of Propaganda.