Twitterfriends, I'm pleased to announce that I've signed a contract with @OUPAcademic to write a book about how Contemporary Christian Music (aka #CCM) - the entertainment industry and its fans - shaped American evangelicalism. 🎶⛪
“Coots, whose father is also a serpent handling preacher, was a legendary figure among a small group of Pentecostal believers who practiced the so-called “signs of the gospel” found in Mark 16; among them, taking up serpents.”
One of the best books I’ve read in awhile!
Me and Kristy…doing the talk
w/Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren on her new book "Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland," from @uncpressblog!
“[Skillet's John Cooper] doesn't understand why bands such as Rage Against the Machine aren't also scrutinized for being vocal, and he called them a "government rock" band to support his point.”
Why has the lifespan of a worship song shrunk so much? “It’s tied to the mechanisms of how people are discovering music, and how American consumption patterns are changing,” said @drleahpayne.
“This is worship that is sensitive to consumption patterns.”
Hear the entire conversation with @PhilKeaggy and @RandyStonehill - and some super rare music from along the way in this special "From The Vaults" edition of the True Tunes Podcast - streaming now on any podcast platform or at
“In the middle of a pandemic, they embodied the famous quotation attributed to John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” I always learn from @atarango1!
Thank you to @kkdumez for asking me to to do a guest blog post today for The Anxious Bench! Want to read about my ethnography on material culture, Tejano Methodism, and the Covid-19 pandemic? #amreli#twitterhistorians Here it is