Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CXLIII
(Air Date: July 1, 2018)

Now here’s a novel concept — a regular show! Haven’t done one of these in a while. Hope you enjoy it.

A Sentimental Song The Choir
Rubber Canoe Benny Hester
The Wall Phil Keaggy
40 Watt City JAG
Thunder Beach Crumbächer
Fast Forward Prodigal
Turn A Blind Eye The Call
Who’s Who Here Daniel Amos
Perfect Blues 77s
Pimps And Preachers Veil
Meant To Live Switchfoot
Flood Jars Of Clay
Come For The Children Oden Fong

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CXLII
(Air Date: June 13, 2018)

Making a brief detour from my usual alt fare to feature Petra this time through (I know, that should be for a DeGarmo and Key show). Love them or no, there is no denying that within the Christian music world — I’m leaving U2 out of the equation as they have never operated within CCM — no band has done as much to legitimize rock as a viable, church-acceptable format as Petra.

Jekyll And Hyde Petra
God Gave Rock And Roll To You Petra
Beat The System Petra
Not By Sight Petra
Without Him We Can Do Nothing Petra
Bema Seat Petra
Judas Kiss Petra
Grave Robber Petra
Beyond Belief Petra
Dance Petra
Chameleon Petra
Stand Up Petra
Praise Ye The Lord Petra
Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows Petra

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CXLI
(Air Date: May 16, 2018)

You want to hear Bloodshot, the new album by The Choir, don’t you? Well, here you go, with classic Choir tracks starting and finishing the show. Enjoy!

That Melancholy Ghost The Choir
Bloodshot Eyes The Choir
Californians on Ice The Choir
Summer Rain The Choir
Birds Bewildered The Choir
Only Reasons The Choir
House of Blues The Choir
The Dizzy Wounded The Choir
Because You’re Beautiful The Choir
The Way You Always Are The Choir
Magic The Choir
We’ve Got The Moon The Choir
The Time Has Come The Choir
She’s Alright The Choir
Mercy Will Prevail The Choir

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CXL
(Air Date: March 21, 2018)

Here’s the playlist for the latest episode (air date March 21, 2018). It’s a compilation piecing together, based on currently available information, the original (or at least intended original) running order for So Long Ago The Garden by Larry Norman. Source of said information is this image, recently posted on Facebook’s Larry Norman page:

And before you ask, yes I know that during the show I give the incorrect original release year for the album. It first came out in 1973, not 1974. Oops. I also apologize for my voiceovers being on the near-mumbled side of things. A bit run down when I recorded this. It’s about the music anyway.

I Hope I’ll See You In Heaven Larry Norman
If God Is My Father Larry Norman
It’s The Same Old Story Larry Norman
Lonely By Myself Larry Norman
Be Careful What You Sign Larry Norman
Baroquen Spirits Larry Norman
Righteous Rocker #2 Larry Norman
Butterfly Larry Norman
She’s A Dancer Larry Norman
Soul Survivor Larry Norman
Kulderachna Larry Norman
Nightmare Larry Norman
I Am A Servant Larry Norman

Welcome!

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!

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CXXXIX
(Air Date: February 18, 2018)

This show (air date February 18, 2018) features the wonderful progressive rock talents of local heroes, local in this case being Livermore, California, during my teen years Tykus. Plus, some tasty aural delights from Kerry Livgren. Prog lives!

Celebration Day Tykus
Come To Break You Tykus
Hide In Your Love Tykus
Lonely Fool Tykus
With Just Words Tykus
My Ways Are Not Your Ways Tykus
Mask Of The Great Deceiver Kerry Livgren
Slow Motion Suicide Kerry Livgren AD
Lead Me To Reason AD
The Fury AD
And I Saw, As It Were … Konelrad Kerry Livgren

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CXXXVIII
(Air Date: February 7, 2018)

This was the first (if I remember correctly) all-Whiteheart edition of the show. It was recorded in November of 2017, but didn’t make it on the air until February of 2018.

Inside White Heart
Let The Kingdom Come White Heart
Man Overboard White Heart
Independence Day White Heart
Raging Of The Moon White Heart
Read The Book (Don’t Wait For The Movie) White Heart
His Heart Was Always In It White Heart
Desert Rose White Heart
Bye Bye Babylon White Heart
Sing Your Freedom White Heart
Heaven Of My Heart White Heart
Once And For All White Heart

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume CV
(Air Date: August 17, 2014 )

This show was recorded immediately after Robin Williams’ suicide. It was not an easy show to assemble. Sometimes things aren’t easy.

James Lipton asks Robin Williams: “If heaven exists …”
Into The Woods The Call
G.L.M. (Gut Level Music) Altar Boys
Jenny Steve Taylor
Say A Prayer For Me Tonight Kenny Marks
Heart Lost In Nowhere Altar Boys
Teenage Suicide DeGarmo & Key
Shadows Resurrection Band
Don’t, This Way 77s
Come Away With Me Undercover
Last Day Of My Life 2nd Chapter of Acts
To Bid Farewell The Choir
Now Be Thankful Fairport Convention
Creole The Prayer Chain
God Rules Undercover

Cephas Hour on BlackLight Radio
Volume XCVIII
(Air Date: June 22, 2014)

Off the top of my head, I’d say I wasn’t in the best of moods when I assembled this show. There is one of “those” words in the KXM song, so be forewarned.

Gun Fight KXM
Who Owns You Whiteheart
Gimme Shelter Holy Soldier
Bad Place Novella
In My Time Of Dying 77s and Michael Roe
Get Ready Darrell Mansfield
All You Lucky People Adam Again
Dig Here Said The Angel Daniel Amos
Never Be An Angel Margaret Becker
We Draw The Line AD
Great Little Dancer Crumbächer
I’m Not Talking About Religion Altar Boys
Is Anyone Thirsty Undercover
God Rules Undercover