This is the revised and hopefully reenergized site for Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio!
Each week since May of 2012, Cephas Hour brings you sixty minutes of the finest Christian rock and pop from the 1980, with an occasional nod toward the 1970s and the 1990s (sometimes even more recent than that) as well. Curated, culled, and sometimes cuddled by yours truly Jerry Wilson, veteran CCM journalist and author of God’s Not Dead (And Neither Are We): The story of Christian alternative rock’s pioneers then and now, as told by the artists themselves, Cephas Hour showcases both the artistic excellence of a regrettably overlooked time period in Christian music and reminds us that while musical styles and artists may come and go, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The site is still very much a work in progress; with over one hundred and thirty shows plus nearly three dozen Cephas Hour of Praise (sixty minutes of uninterrupted praise, worship, and contemplation music) shows needing uploading and cataloging, it’ll be a spell before everything is caught up. In the meanwhile, enjoy what’s here!
Note to self: just because this is the one hundred and fiftieth episode on Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio does not mean you had to take one hundred and fifty days after the last show to make a new one! Sheesh.
Anyway, sorry it’s taken so long. Thank you for bearing with me. And thank you for listening. One hundred and fifty shows. Wow. Thank you Lord, and thank you to all the artists who are the reason this show exists.
No, your eyes do not deceive you. Second new episode in a week. Really. This one draws from songs I had on the in-store playlist of a (believe it or not) store where I was the assistant manager before the corporation folded earlier this year. And no, it wasn’t my fault.