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Mark Rice


  • Name: Mark Rice
  • Role At JfH: Review Writer / Podcast Co-host
  • Birthday: The Third Day of the Ninth Month in the Ninety-First Year of the Twentieth Century Anno Domini
  • Age: I have enough confidence in your mathematical abilities that you can calculate for yourself if you so desire...
  • E-mail: Staff Contact Form
  • Pets: Ruby the Hungarian Viszla
  • Car: One that gets me from Point A to Point B
  • Education: BS in Mathematics Education
  • Hobbies: Music, Movies, History, Theology, Competitive Sprinting, Physical Activity, Relaxing, Amassing Useless Trivia
  • Pet Peeves: Ever since becoming a teacher, my biggest pet peeve is excuses
  • Thing you MUST Know: Always be really nice to your teachers. They have it harder than you will ever know...
  • Guilty Pleasures: Being nostalgic (usually in the form of animation geared for much younger audiences than my current self)
  • Favorite Sports: Track & Field
  • Favorite TV Shows: "Classic" cartoons or 90's cartoons...
  • Favorite Movie: All-Time = Wall-E. I'm an avid movie watcher, but I greatly prefer movies that have survived the test of time... and Pixar movies...
  • Favorite Actors: All-Time = Jimmy Stewart. Next 5: Humphry Bogart, Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Charlton Heston
  • Favorite Actresses: All-Time = Audrey Hepburn, Next 5: Ingrid Bergman, Sandra Bullock, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep
  • Favorite Books: The 66 that guide my life,The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, To Kill A Mockingbird and the Redwall series
  • Favorite Cartoon Characters: Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, The Warner Brothers (& The Warner Sister), Pinky & The Brain, Tigger, and the Peanuts gang
  • Favorite Bands: All-Time = Steven Curtis Chapman. The rest are here
  • Favorite Live Shows: Is it blasphemous for a music critic to never attend concerts?
  • Favorite Animal: Meerkats (this would definitely be my choice for an exotic pet)
  • Favorite Food: Honeycrisp Apple
  • Favorite Fast Food: I've never seen food race before, so I honestly can't say...
  • Favorite Breakfast Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Favorite Drink: Without water, I'd be dead.
  • Favorite Candy: Nerds
  • Little-Known Super Power: An inordinate ability to learn trivia

     

    Mark's Album Reviews
    John Reuben
    Reubonic
    Hip-hop
    4/5
    Chris Sligh
    Mighty Roar / Healing Flood
    Worship / Pop
    3.5/5
    Kerrie Roberts
    Boundless
    Worship / Pop
    2.5/5
    The Digital Age
    Galaxies
    Worship / Pop
    3/5
    Theocracy
    Ghost Ship
    Progressive Power Metal
    5/5
    Remedy Drive
    Hope's Not Giving Up
    Hip Hop
    3.5/5
    Heath McNease
    Who Knows? Who Cares?
    Pop / Rock / Re-imagined
    4.5/5
    Skillet
    Unleashed
    Rock
    3.5/5
    Hillary Scott
    Love Remains
    Acoustic / Country / Pop
    4.5/5
    Adam Young
    RMS Titanic
    Soundtrack
    4/5
    Steven Curtis Chapman
    Worship and Believe
    Worship
    3/5
    Michael W. Smith
    Hymns II: Shine On Us
    Hymns / Worship
    4.5/5
    The Ember Days
    Valitus
    Indie / Alternative / Worship
    4.5/5
    Natalie Grant
    Be One
    Contemporary / Pop
    2.5/5
    Sara Groves
    Floodplain
    Folk / Pop / Acoustic
    4/5
    Andrew Peterson
    The Burning Edge of Dawn
    Folk / Folk Pop
    4.5/5
    Tree63
    Land
    Pop / Rock
    4/5
    The City Harmonic
    We Are
    Melodic Rock / Worship
    3.5/5

     

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    This Friday, September 24, 2021
    Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) [Bethel]
    Citizens The Joy Of Being Together [Integrity]
    for KING & COUNTRY For God Is With Us - Single [Curb/Word]
    Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music Jonny x Mali: Live in LA (Stereo) - EP [Life Room Label]
    Leigh Nash The Tide, Vol. 1 - EP [Visionary]
    Brian Reith Now Is Not Forever "Reimagined" (independent)
    Switch Better View, Part I - EP [Essential Worship]
    Thrive Worship Let's Have Church EP [Integrity]
    Chris Tomlin Emmanuel: Christmas Songs Of Worship [Capitol CMG]


    Next Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    Smalltown Poets NWxSE [Friendly City]


    Next Friday, October 1, 2021
    Caroline Cobb A King & His Kindness [Integrity]
    Jon Foreman Roll Tape: Live From Melody League Studios (independent)
    Gaither Vocal Band All Heaven & Nature Sing [Gaither]
    Brandon Heath Human Nature (Acoustic Version) - Single [Centricity]
    Mat Kearney January Flower (Deluxe Edition) [Tomorrow]
    MŌRIAH Trust - Single [Cathedral]
    Newsboys Stand [Capitol CMG]
    Relent Heavy [Rockfest]
    Anne Wilson My Jesus (Live from Nashville) EP (CD) [Capitol CMG]

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