Author: Gwendolyn Hoff

The Worship Music of Chris Tomlin

Of all the talents I do not possess, the single most mystifying to me is writing music; followed closely by painting something other than stick figures and finding a willing literary agent to sell my books. Even though I sing a mean karaoke and play fabulous air guitar, having the ability to imagine an original melody is beyond my God-given gifts… lyrics maybe, but a foot-tapping series of chords just ain’t in there anywhere. If I were to write music, I could not possibly be more successful than a man born in Grand Saline, Texas named Christopher Dwayne Tomlin....

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Allegiance versus Protest: Colin Kaepernick’s Kneeling During the National Anthem

It usually takes something BIG to draw me into the open. I usually play things pretty close to my chest, my chest being the last place people would look. But the events of the past few days, specifically the to-do about protesting football players and a megalomaniac in the Oval Office. It certainly was not Mike Pence. He was out of the office at the time, probably hosting a luncheon for a delegation stumping to make Puerto Rico the 51st state of our present (dis)union. They need not bother because in my last book “The Null Solution”, sometime around 2050...

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History a la Carte: What’s In Revisionist History?

Picking and choosing which past is worthy of remembering. Is Jesus Next? Revisionist history is rampant. Unfortunately, those who either don’t believe Jesus to be who He said he was OR do believe he and The Bible is a figment of 1st Century imagination. Let’s delve into the growing trend of tailoring history to suit individual sensibilities in what I am calling: History A Lá Carte There are important milestones in the academic discipline we call history. Pre-History Antiquity Modern History Pre-history happens to academia’s best guess as to what happened before written/recorded language like: 3 million B.C., when...

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A Declaration: Independence from Britannia, Not God

The Declaration of Independence, the piece of historical paper I will describe in the paragraphs below, was crafted by God-fearing men, for the end-game of religious freedom – not just autonomy from England. As we make a big hairy deal about the summer’s major-est holiday, complete with fireworks and BBQs, let us remember that there is no such thing as separation of State & Religion. Worshiping God was the prime incentive for challenging the World’s greatest power of the day. I cannot help thinking that God may be removing his loving hand from an increasingly ungrateful United States of America....

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K-Love All-Star Spotlight – Matt Maher

On this inaugural edition of K-Love Radio All-Stars, we at Vulgate Media feature a stalwart named Matt Maher. There is no greater illustration (or should we say composition) of an artist that dots the K-Love radio playlist. You may be saying to yourself, “There are other Christian music radio stations that I listen to.” And this is true, as in the case of Shine.FM here is far-south suburban Bourbonnais @ Olivet Nazarene University. I am personally guilty of  station hopping when I am yearning to here a more inspiring tune. The point is, if you need to fill your...

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