“Easter Song” Celebrates The Resurrection

by Kevin Burton    Easter songs are not nearly as ubiquitous as Christmas songs. But here’s a shoutout for an absolute gem of a song associated with Easter.     The Contemporary Christian group 2nd Chapter of Acts recorded Easter Song in 1974.  It was written by band member Annie Herring, composed in three-quarter or waltz …

The Christian Poetry Of Susan Ashton

by Kevin Burton    In college, I was the guy arguing that rock and roll is poetry.  I was probably saying it is the real poetry.    No, not the “Shake Your Booty,” kind of rock. We’re talking the “Sounds of Silence” or “Both Sides Now,” that kind.    Real poetry, as opposed to someone …

First Call Soars In Message And Harmony

by Kevin Burton     Even people unfamiliar with the Bible are aware of Lazarus, the man Jesus raised form the dead after four days in the grave.    You see it in articles about unlikely sports victories, “greatest comeback since Lazarus!”    Imagine the amazement and joy of Lazarus’ family and friends to see him …