David W. Stowe

David W. Stowe is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by David W. Stowe

Christmas isn’t always holly jolly – even some of its best-loved songs are bittersweet

By David W. Stowe — December 24, 2022
(The Conversation) — Songs of the season – sacred and secular music alike – sometimes acknowledge that Christmas isn’t all joy.

Rock music has had sympathy for God as well as the devil – Kennedy Center honoree Amy Grant is just one big star who’s walked the line between ‘Christian’ and ‘secular’ music

By David W. Stowe — December 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — The genre of contemporary Christian music has been around for decades, but the line between CCM and secular pop music has always been blurry.
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