ym 360’s elements curriculum

The curriculum, elements, is something ym360 heard for the past few years that youth workers really need and want. As you'll see, elements is designed to help students grasp the essentials of their faith and ul...

Video Takes on Gang Violence

In an effort to bring attention to the growing epidemic of gang violence, hip-hop artist Bobby Bishop has released a music video titled "Please" from the new Chosen/Executive/Universal Music CD, Everyday Man.&n...

Decyfer Down: Crash

DECYFER DOWNCrash(INO)**** Citing personal issues, founding member and vocalist Caleb Oliver left Decyfer Down last year, leaving some question about the future of the band. After all, several rock...

Chris and Conrad: Chris and Conrad

CHRIS AND CONRADChris and Conrad(VSR)*** Chris and Conrad are likeable. Their pleasant press shots and cheerful smiles make them endearing, to be sure; but their debut album is what will make them memorabl...

Abandon: Abandon EP

ABANDONAbandon EP(ForeFront)**** The story goes that record exec Chris York ignored his wife on a date, distracted by the music from a club next door. The inevitable dialogue ensued and a Texas worship ban...

Kristin Stanfill: Attention

KRISTIAN STANFILLAttention(sixsteps)**** Sixsteps seems at least that many steps ahead of every other label out there. In short, they’re good at what they do. They know their niche, stick to it and m...

Sarah Reeves: Sweet, Sweet Sound

SARAH REEVESSweet, Sweet Sound(Sparrow)**** In a forest of young, trendy worship leaders with shiny new praise songs, one wonders how 19-year-old Sarah Reeves could possibly distinguish herself. Isn’...

Paul Colman: History

PAUL COLMANHistory(Inpop)** History begins yet another chapter in the curious evolution (or is it revolution?) of Paul Colman. After garnering significant radio popularity as front man for the Gram...

Jars of Clay: The Long Fall Back to Earth

JARS OF CLAYThe Long Fall Back to Earth(Gray Matters/Essential)**** Great musical acts know how to reinvent themselves—to push through the familiar to create something fresh without losing what thei...

Philip Larue: Let the Road Pave Itself

PHILLIP LARUELet the Road Pave Itself(BEC)**** It has been several years since we last heard from Phillip Larue. Though he has kept busy creatively writing and producing, the 20-something singer/songwriter...