To the OP- I have a nostalgic soft-spot for some Christian rock from the mid-90s. dc Talk's Jesus Freak actually had some pretty good songwriting on it, though the lyrics occasionally dipped into the realm of banal (likewise from a Christian rap standpoint DC Talk's Free At Last was a pretty adventurous album for the time period for any rap album, Christian or secular), Supernatural was less good but still had some standout tracks. The Newsboys albums from Not Ashamed to Take Me To Your Leader provided some excellent examples of not only tight songwriting, but clever lyricism with only the occasional banality (mostly on Not Ashamed). Jars of Clay's self-titled was probably the best non-Unplugged(TM) acoustic rock album of the '90s. Pretty much anything from Tooth'n Nail records' mid 90s output I could still put in my playlist today.
Those were the golden years...
Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times. -St. Augustine