Gotee Records' newest artist Hollyn was first introduced to the world on the American Idol stage, but after two years of working on her debut album, the young singer is now winning over people's hearts alongside Christian pioneer TobyMac.
The Ohio native was raised in church and music has always had a big influence on her life. Christian music lovers were first introduced to Hollyn on TobyMac's latest album release with the songs "Lights Shine Bright" and "Backseat Driver," which she was also a co-writer on.
As a singer/songwriter, Hollyn co-wrote five of the six tracks on her eponymous debut EP. The edgy inspiring musical piece was produced by Grammy-winning producers Cobra (Dirty Rice and Joseph Prielozny). Cobra also produced two tracks on the award-winning album Anomaly from Lecrae, which explains why Hollyn was able to release her own version of the hip-hop hit by covering Lecrae's Dove Award winning song, "All I Need Is You." more >>
A religious upbringing and a strong relationship with God isn't what prompted Rodrigo Garcia to write and direct the Jesus centered movie "Last Days in the Desert."
The director said something unexplainable motivated him to bring the story of Yeshua's 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by Satan to the big screen.
"I don't know what organ of my body this film came from," Garcia told the Los Angeles Times. "I kept asking myself, 'What are you doing? A movie about Jesus?' But I couldn't get it out of my head." more >>
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham says Sports Illustrated's plans to feature a nude Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of its magazine is tantamount to moral bankruptcy.
The head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association commented in a post on Facebook Monday that Jenner's photo shoot is what happens when biblical principles are abandoned.
"CBS News just reported that Caitlyn Jenner will pose nude for the cover of Sports Illustrated, draped only in his Olympic gold medal and an American flag. There's a lot wrong with that picture," wrote Graham. more >>
A former journalist who worked on Facebook's influential "trending news" section as a curator, alleged in a report Monday that the social network routinely suppressed news stories conservative readers found interesting.
In the report by tech news outlet Gizmodo the journalist, who identifies as politically conservative, said Facebook workers prevented stories about CPAC, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul and other conservatives from showing up as top news even when they were trending organically among the social network's users.
"Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending," the former Facebook curator told Gizmodo. The individual who was among a handful of conservatives working on the project requested to remain anonymous for the report out of fear of reprisal from Facebook. more >>
A Christian college based in Pennsylvania is seeking an exemption to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' Title IX rule.
Lancaster Bible College requested the exemption last June due to the current interpretation of Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Ewan McGregor, the Hollywood actor who plays the role of Jesus Christ in the "Last Days in the Desert" movie, has admitted that he is neither a Christian nor religious, but follows more of the Jewish tradition.
"I'm not a religious person," McGregor told The Daily Beast in an article published on Sunday. "I'm married to a Jewish woman, so my children are Jewish and my involvement in religion has more to do with the Jewish faith now and not the Christian faith, which I was very vaguely brought up in."
He added: "My parents were not religious, but my school had prayers at morning assembly. So my early understanding of religion was the Protestant faith in Scotland. But my experience is no longer that." more >>