Music at Mars Hill: Spotify and the Culmination of a Century of Commercial Music

“Have you ever thought about what the phonograph replaced? About what recorded music replaced?”

Music at Mars Hill: Who Are the Tastemakers Today?

“Digital media and social networking have enabled us all to have a voice in what our culture is made up of.”

Music at Mars Hill: The Shins Offer a Renewed Sense of Optimism

“James Mercer has proved to be one of those rare writers with a heart as big as his intellect.”

Music at Mars Hill: A Little Perfume Genius to Prime Your Empathy

“No matter how different people are on the outside, on the inside we all feel a lot of the same emotions and go through a lot of the same stuff.”

Music at Mars Hill: A Response to an Open Letter to Praise Bands

“In our local churches we, as the congregation, should be thinking deeply about the music we play in worship to God because it really does matter.”

Music at Mars Hill: Is Nicki Minaj Possessed?

“It seems that in our culture when someone wants to be “artistic” or “creatively daring”, they usually end up doing something that will offend church-goers — which, let’s just admit, is no big challenge.”

Music at Mars Hill: Lessons From Leonard Cohen

“Old Ideas”‘ simplicity and focus on songwriting feels refreshing.

Music at Mars Hill: Lana Del Rey, Rebecca Black, and Ethics

“Marketing, branding, image, and production are not just afterthoughts in our musical culture.”

Music at Mars Hill: Most “Original” Score?

“I’m of the persuasion that the way we recognize and receive a medium like music or film is as important a cultural product as the art itself”

Music at Mars Hill: Most Anticipated Albums of 2012

Some of Luke’s most anticipated music releases of 2012.

Music at Mars Hill: New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2012

“This is what’s on my mind heading into another year of music-listening.”

Music at Mars Hill: The Roots and the Suffering of the Innocent

“It raises the age-old question of injustice and how to live in a world where rain falls on the good and the evil.”

Music at Mars Hill: John Mark McMillan’s Proclamation of Hope

“McMillan has been one of the consistent voices . . . that refuses to dilute the message or the music for the sake of being widely accessible.”

Music at Mars Hill: Does the Message Matter?

“In our age of moral relativism, you will very rarely hear a discussion like this one being brought up in culture outside of the Church.”

Music at Mars Hill: A Closer Look at Mylo Xyloto

“What is it about Coldplay, especially in their past two albums, that rings so true with Christians?”

Music at Mars Hill: Brandon Flowers on Mormonism

“Do we sometimes boil our Christian faith down to avoiding Christian taboos and following our dreams?”