Columbia Records has announced signing of hip-hop artist Lecrae and his record label, Reach Records.
Lecrae's latest album Anomaly, released on his own Reach Records label debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and has garnered recognition in mainstream hip-hop.
"The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre's conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration," Colombia Records said of Lecrae in a statement shared with The Christian Post . more >>
A North Carolina megachurch Pastor is counting his blessings after surviving a vicious attack.
When Matt Bentley opened the front door to his Charlotte residence on Wednesday afternoon he walked in on a burglary in progress. The intruder stabbed Bentley four times.
Christians in the Western world are being called to speak with their pastors this Sunday on the International Day for the Unreached and reflect on what life would be like without Jesus Christ, a reality that close to 2 billion people around the world face today.
The Alliance for the Unreached, bringing together several different Bible translation and missionary organizations, is marking Pentecost Sunday on May 15 with a special call to churches, media, and individual believers to stand up and be the voice for multitudes who would benefit from hearing the Gospel in their own language, but have not yet had the opportunity to do so.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, one of the participating groups, coordinates 3,000 missionaries in 2,000 different programs around the world, and is aiming to translate the Bible into every language, so that one day, no man, woman or child will be Bibleless or unreached. more >>
Funerals are scary occasions for many individuals, including for Francis Chan. Although the evangelical preacher and author is "deeply disturbed" at such memorials, he feels they are as necessary for the living as the dead — but not in the way that one may presume.
In an article posted this month for DesiringGod.org, a website focused on glorifying God, Chan urged Christians to " … keep the brevity of life on the forefront of our minds" in order to live prepared for Judgment Day.
"Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom," Chan wrote, quoting Psalms 90:12. The preacher said that pondering death is for the wise and that only fools ignore its inevitability. more >>
Sixteen years after the band dc Talk revolutionized the Christian market with their groundbreaking album Jesus Freak in 1995, the trio has announced a reunion of sorts with a performance next year on the Jesus Freak Cruise to the Bahamas.
The members of dc Talk started a frenzy when they hinted at a reunion in a series of videos posted on their website that led many fans to believe the announcement would be about a new album release and nationwide tour.
In statement shared with The Christian Post, dc Talk said: "This is a give back that we wanted to do — we wanted it to be intimate and special. More intimate than an arena tour could ever be. It embraces what we are doing and what we did. We are excited about both. Who knows what the future holds." more >>
Arizona-based Trinity Church pastor Mark Driscoll used humor to discuss the topic of dinosaurs in the Bible in a video newsletter this week.
In response to a viewer seeking answers after being challenged on why the Bible doesn't seem to mention the existence of dinosaurs — despite irrefutable scientific evidence that they once existed — Driscoll used a bit of humor to clarify whether or not the extinct creatures are discussed within the sacred text.
To those who question the Bible as to why dinosaurs aren't explicitly discussed, Driscoll quipped, "Because it's not the movie 'Jurrasic Park.'" The Bible isn't a blockbuster film, but a salvation story, the pastor added. "The focus of the Bible is not on animals, it's not on plants, it's on God and people," he said, explaining that animals are "backdrops on the stage" within the volume of the 66 books. more >>