Jesus Freak: 20 Years Later

Wow. 20 years of Jesus Freak.

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It’s hard to believe it has been 20 years since the groundbreaking Jesus Freak record. It’s fun to look back and see the impact that Jesus Freak had. Let’s go back 20 years and hear from those that had a hand in one of the biggest successes in CCM history.

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Dan Brock (former Forefront Records President): 1995 was quite an exciting time for us at ForeFront Records. We were a small independent label that had grown quickly. We had recently received our first Platinum Album award for dcTalk’s Free at Last release. The group was back in the studio recording and we were preparing our plan for the biggest release in our company’s history – ‘Jesus Freak’.
In August of that year we released the AVCD single of Jesus Freak which also featured the Gotee Bros. Freaked Out Remix, I Wish We’d All Been Ready, and a Jesus Is Just…

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To American Christians Who Reject Refugees

A point well-worth considering for every single one of us who consider ourselves Christians.

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To the American Christians who are rejecting refugees from our Country:

Do you remember a couple of months ago when we saw images of the little boy named Aylan who had washed up on the beach? He and his family had escaped from Syria and were trying to make their way to Canada. Sadly, he never made it. We were all heart-broken when we saw his picture. Many of you said that you would have opened up your home to him and his family if you had been able to.

But then the attacks in Paris and Beirut happened.

Now you are signing petitions asking your governor to close your State’s border to refugees. You are frightened by the images of terror attacks you’ve seen on the news. I know that you mean well, because you think that you are protecting your families and your country from harm. But my heart breaks when…

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Music Review: STARRY EYES SURPRISE by Kevin Max

Songs of the night: STARRY EYES SURPRISE by Kevin Max

Kevin Max’s vocal dexterity is well matched by his penchant for playing hopscotch from one musical genre to another. From R&B/hip-hop to alternative, modern rock and radio-friendly pop, Kevin Max has done it all well and with relative ease. It was just a few months ago that he released BROKEN TEMPLES, a critically acclaimed showcase of his personal faith and love of new wave. But, with his new album, he’s focused his attention exclusively on the music and ably delved into the magic of mid-twentieth century speakeasies and Hollywood in a manner that exudes deep reverence for the character of each song while simultaneously flirting with each track’s creative potential. It’s as if Max found a seam in time to sing his way through leaving, intertwined in his wake, a series of revitalized crooning standards (e.g., “Nature Boy”) and lavishly reimagined modern songs of the night (e.g., “Sunglasses At Night”) that are each ready stand on their own and, now, are all collected for the listener’s convenience and pleasure as STARRY EYES SURPRISE. A solid soundtrack for a quiet evening without the kids.