Many health-related problems Americans face are directly related to hunger and malnutrition, according to a new report by the ecumenical Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World.
At a press conference on Monday, Bread for the World released its 2016 Hunger Report titled "The Nourishing Effect," which focused on the link between hunger and health.
"Hunger and poverty put people at greater risk of poor health by limiting access to nutritious foods that promote good health," wrote Bread for the World President, the Rev. David Beckmann, in the foreword to report. more >>
When it comes to baking, Patti LaBelle isn't playing "patty cakes."
The R&B singer with Baptist roots has hit a sweet spot with consumers after offering her now famous sweet potato "Patti Pies" exclusively at Walmart stores.
Sales of the dessert have skyrocketed after a video praising the pie by Los Angeles-based singer James Wright Chanel went viral to the tune of over 10 million views on Facebook. The hashtag #PattiPies has even trended on Twitter. GIFs and Memes of all sorts have circled the Internet. What does it all boil down to? Walmart is struggling to keep the item in stock. more >>
12 million viewers recently watched "The Voice" contestant Jordan Smith perform one of the most popular hymns in the Christian faith, "Great is Thy Faithfulness," according to Nielsen ratings. The unforgettable performance garnered the singer the top spot on iTunes, beating out some of today's most popular artists.
The Kentucky native, now one of the final contestants on the 9th season of "The Voice," decided to showcase a song that hits close to home. Smith is a senior at the Pentecostal college, Church of God's Lee University, where he is part of the music ensemble Lee Singers.
He has publicly credited his musical accomplishment to the training he received at Lee University. In addition to the Lee Singers, Smith was also director of Second Edition, a six-voice ensemble with band, and an active member of the worship team that leads campus chapel services. more >>
What could be cooler than a tornado? Why a fire tornado of course. And what's cooler than a fire tornado? How about a fire tornado in slow motion!
Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, known collectively as the "Slo Mo Guys," are at it again filming an artificial fire tornado to great effect.
Using 12 box fans in a circle and half an inch of kerosene in a bucket, the Slo Mo Guys create a fire tornado all their own and film it for the Internet community. more >>
"The Breakfast Club," a morning show created for the hip hop listening audience in New York, has become quite the go-to spot for preachers and christian artists lately. In a recent interview with Hillsong NYC's leader, Carl Lentz, co-hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God, questioned the pastor about his modern day approach to christianity and what causes him to be linked to A-list celebrities.
Lentz was invited to the popular Power 105.1 studio after Kirk Franklin mentioned his name while visiting previously. The team was intriqued by how much Franklin respected the pastor and decided to invite him to be a guest on their show.
During Lentz's appearance, a normally vulgar Charlamagne asked him questions about his unique appearance as a pastor, his ministry and his thoughts on fornication. They inquired about his brand of preaching, and his relationship with global music star Justin Bieber. more >>
The "Christian Gap" between Democrats and Republicans is growing wider.
A recent analysis of data compiled by the Pew Research Center shows the Republican Party becoming more Christian as the Democratic Party becomes less Christian.
Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal wrote that "religious affiliation marks a sharpening point of distinction between Republicans and Democrats." more >>