TobyMac’s concert goal: TobyMac wants people to leave his concerts “sweaty and hoarse, but refreshed inside.” Tri-City Herald

Social media guidelines: Dr. Brian Foreman, a youth ministry and congregational consultant and author of three books about social media and youth, speaks at church about using technology positively. The News Herald

Newsboys ‘a pillar’: Newsboys is “one of the pillars of the contemporary Christian music industry.” The Gazette

Band blurs lines: Family Force Five doesn’t just walk the line between Christian and secular music, “it dances over and around it, pulsating wildly and bringing its audiences along for the party.” The Fresno Bee

Matthew West’s dream: Singer Matthew West once dreamed of being a baseball star. The State

‘Cornerstones’ first partnership: Despite their status as cornerstones of Christian rock and the fact that they’re practically neighbors in Nashville, no one thought to pair Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman up for a tour until now. Greenville News

Artist’s fading vision: Christian musician turned artist Jimmy Abegg deals with losing his eyesight to macular degeneration. The Tennessean

Gay marriage dialog: A profile of the co-authors of Space at the Table: Conversations Between an Evangelical Theologian and His Gay Son, published by Zeal Books. The Oregonian

‘New evangelical theology’: A new evangelical theology is taking shape, “one that retains the Bible as its centerpiece, but understands it very differently.” Los Angeles Review of Books

Christianos’ latest movie: Cross-country drama Remember the Goal is the 16th movie from veteran filmmaker Dave Christiano, who works alongside his twin brother, Rich, to produce films with a Christian message. The Tennessean

Singer’s voice fear: Phil Wickham feared he would never sing again after being diagnosed with a vocal polyp that didn’t respond to treatment. The Arizona Republic

Risen ‘should satisfy’: Risen “should satisfy the Christian community.” The Huffington Post

Kids’ Bible guide: Jenny Cote’s books take kids through the Bible, with pets as their guides. The Fayetteville Observer

Faith films ‘mixed’: Since The Passion of The Christ there has been a trickle of films aimed at a Christian audience, “some successful, some not, some controversial, some not.” MetroNews.ca

Group likes Risen: The Christian advocacy group that made such a stink over Noah and Exodus, telling millions of fans on its email list to avoid them, has finally found an original Bible-based film from a major studio that it likes: Risen. The Hollywood Reporter

Fireproof date night: Kirk Cameron’s Love Worth Fighting For marriage seminar with singer/songwriter Warren Barfield is “essentially a Fireproof date night.” News-Press

VBS movie star: Country radio host Steve Schwetman is also an actor, appearing in this year’s Vacation Bible School curriculum video from LifeWay. West Kentucky Star

Winter Jam’s evolution: The Winter Jam tour has “taken on a life of its own,” says creator Eddie Carswell. Cincinatti.com

Book indicts apathy: Jim Wallis’ new book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, is “an indictment of white Christian apathy and inaction toward systemic racism.” The Oregonian

Kirk and Kanye: Kirk Franklin defends his decision to work with controversial rap artist Kanye West. Djbooth.net