But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 02:44

DiM | “Whole Heart” by Brandon Heath Featured

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November 1, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Whole Heart” by Brandon Heath which currently sits at #7 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This song is a synergistic mess, a humble brag, and an empty promise to a very weak understanding of God. Seriously, whichever...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:07

DiM | “Word of Life” by Jeremy Camp Featured

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October 24, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Word of Life” by Jeremy Camp which currently sits at #5 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

Generally speaking, I’m a fan of Jeremy Camp’s music. This song gets a Disapproval for a couple of...

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September 19, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Hard Love” by Need to Breathe (feat. Lauren Daigle) which currently sits at #6 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

The version that is on the Top20 track isn’t the album version, it is the version done for the...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 02:23

DiM | “The Comeback” by Danny Gokey Featured

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September 12, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “The Comeback” by Danny Gokey which currently sits at #7 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Today’s song lands in the “Disapprove” category simply because there is nothing of Scripture being taught,...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 01:16

Best CoWo songs? Featured

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September 4, 2017. The DiM work here focuses primarily on Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) that plays on the airwaves. The goal is to encourage Christians to exercise Biblical discernment when a song plays on the radio. If you’re just listening for entertainment, then keep your guard...

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Monday, 21 August 2017 22:44

DiM | “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship Featured

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image August 22, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship which currently sits at #3 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Elevation Worship is the house band for Elevation Church where Steven Furtick presides. There are lots of problems with Elevation...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 03:47

DiM | “Old Church Choir” by Zach Williams Featured

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July 25, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Old Church Choir” by Zach Williams which currently sits at #5 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Today’s song is a nostalgia bomb of Revivalism lacking substance and misusing the term “gospel”. This...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 02:53

DiM | “Broken Things” by Matthew West Featured

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July 18, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Broken Things” by Matthew West which currently sits at #8 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

I dislike this song very much. It’s an anthem of synergism with a focus on “me”. It’s a pious humble-brag...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 03:08

DiM | “The Gospel” by Ryan Stevenson Featured

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July 14, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “The Gospel” by Ryan Stevenson which currently sits at #17 on 20TheCountdownMagazine but was requested by a reader, so I thought we’d cover 2 songs this week.

Musically, this song is very well done....

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:09

DiM | “Bulletproof” by Citizen Way Featured

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July 11, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Bulletproof” by Citizen Way which currently sits at #6 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Musically, this song is fun. It has a bit of that Bruno Mars’ retro-chic feel, which is nice. Citizen Way does a good job of...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 20:44

DiM | “I Wanna Go Back” by David Dunn Featured

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June 28, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “I Wanna Go Back” by David Dunn which currently sits at #11 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This song is a good example of taking a portion of Scripture and inflating it into a life statement or overarching philosophy of living...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 21:30

DiM | “Hills and Valleys” by Tauren Wells Featured

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June 21, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Hills and Valleys” by Tauren Wells which currently sits at #8 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This the first song I’ve heard/reviewed from this artist. I genuinely like this song. I’m considering adding it to one...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:39

DiM | “Beloved” by Jordan Feliz Featured

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June 13, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Beloved” by Jordan Feliz which currently sits at #6 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Today’s song is a good example of how presenting a “nice” song as a “christian” song creates a problem of...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 21:23

DiM | “Unfinished” by Mandisa Featured

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June 7, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Unfinished” by Mandisa which currently sits at #5 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Today’s song by Mandisa continues in her line of motivational and inspirational anthems aimed at boosting the listener’s self esteem...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 02:30

DiM | “Oh My Soul” by Casting Crowns Featured

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April 17, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Oh My Soul” by Casting Crowns which currently sits at #12 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This song and the heartfelt discussion with Mark Hall are a great example of the limitations of finding assurance inside of yourself...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:48

DiM | “Home” by Chris Tomlin Featured

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April 4, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Home” by Chris Tomlin which currently sits at #11 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Today’s song is a refreshing change from the CCM norm, in that it rightly focuses on the eternal Promise of the Gospel. Too often we...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:39

DiM | “Even If” by MercyMe Featured

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March 30, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Even If” by MercyMe which currently sits at #2 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This week’s song is refreshingly honest for what we see in CCM these days. Some real writing went into these lyrics, there is a lot being...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 03:38

DiM | “Trust in Jesus” by Third Day Featured

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March 13, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Trust in Jesus” by Third Day. This was requested by a reader via the Contact Us page a couple of weeks ago.

This song is one of the better songs that has been introduced in CCM. It proclaims the Name of Jesus. There is a...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 01:52

DiM | “Fearless” by Jasmine Murray Featured

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March 01, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Fearless” by Jasmine Murray which currently sits at #17 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Great, another anthemic narcissistic pep-talk set to a catchy beat. But through the partial statements and sentence fragments, is...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:21

DiM | “King of My Heart” by Kutless Featured

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February 23, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “King of My Heart” by Kutless which currently sits at #20 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This week’s song seems to be an attempt at an evangelical “worship” song. It’s a love song of sorts...

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image For today’s edition of Friday Sermon, I thought we’d introduce you guys to Rev Jonathan Fisk’s story, as told by Jonathan Fisk. There is a problem within the church of failing to teach or catechize the next generation in the faith. Personally, I’ve come to the Lutheran...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:21

DiM | “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship Featured

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February 14, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship which currently sits at #17 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

Hillsong doesn’t write music for Biblical worship, they write mood music for...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 12:51

CTT | Christian Dating? Featured

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image So, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. It’s been a while since we last tacked the subject of dating relationships, so I thought I’d revisit the topic. In covering this topic, there is going to be a lot of Law. We’ll get to the Gospel in this area, but in our society and...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:17

DiM | “I Have This Hope” by Tenth Avenue North Featured

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February 7, 2017. Today we’ll be taking a look at “I have this hope” by Tenth Avenue North which currently sits at #18 on 20TheCountdownMagazine.

This song asks some real questions. Questions every Christian has regardless of their willingness to actually voice them....

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