Devotional writer’s “gift”: Steve Chapman, author of the devotional A Look at Life from a Deer Stand “has a gift for gleaning faith lessons from the glory of the outdoors.” The Alpena News

Danny Gokey interview: Singer Danny Gokey talks about his American Idol experience, his faith, and his future. Florida Today

Bill Gaither’s music: Bill Gaither looks back on half a century of music ministry. Tulsa World

MercyMe interview: A Q-and-A with MercyMe’s Michael John Scheuchzer. Florida Today

Martins ‘blur lines’: Singing siblings the Martins are “breaking down walls and blurring the lines that separate Southern gospel from inspirational adult contemporary.” LancasterOnline.com

Celebrating Christian radio: The power of Christian radio. The Post and Courier

Ex-Rasta’s faith: Former Bob Marley backing singer Judy Mowatt, now a Christian, believes the late singer best know for his Rastafarian faith may have come to know Christ. Young Voices

Amish author profiled: Best-selling Amish fiction author Judith Miller did extensive research for her latest book, The Potter’s Lady. The Topeka Capital-Journal

Hometown inspires novel: Evangelist Sammy Tippit’s latest novel draws on some of his hometown memories. The Advocate

‘Undercover’ Christian fiction: Some of the best new Christian fiction is not identified as such in its cataloging information, presumably because “publishers are hoping to reach a broader audience.” Annes Tribune

Popular gospel singer: Guy Penrod is “one of today’s most in-demand artists in the Christian music genre.” Centre Daily Times

Casting Crowns, crossover: While “solidly a Christian band,” Casting Crowns’ music has also crossed over to the popular music charts. The News-Capital

Chariots sequels contest: Two movies that are billing themselves as sequels to Chariots of Fire are in the works, “but they have different sensibilities regarding Christianity, a central plot point.” The Hollywood Reporter

Author’s faith turn: After writing The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs went from being agnostic to having more respect for the faithful. Deseret News

Christian director interview: What If… director Dallas Jenkins discusses Christian movie-making. Chicago Tribune

Hip Hop star gets serious: Hip Hop artist Brinson tackles controversial social issues on Until We Meet Again. Chron

Christians and ‘darkness’: Looking at the “growing Christian fascination with darkness.” Religion News Service