Model, actor, and singer Tyrese Gibson is known for his racy music and his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but the R&B singer recently took to Instagram to credit Christ for the "influence" he has on others and to declare that he lacks nothing because of Jesus.
Gibson tends to make the most of social media by frequently posting comments and videos about his views on happenings in popular culture. Lately his online platforms are being used more and more to share his faith. In a recent Instagram post he revealed that his success is not the reason for his wealth.
"Every show while I'm singing I'm praying, when I lift my hands I am thanking the Lord Jesus Christ for the God given stage of influence he has given me," Gibson wrote. more >>
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel mocked Republican presidential candidates in a "What Would Jesus Say?" skit by having an actor portraying Jesus repeat some of the controversial comments they've made during campaign events.
On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last week, the TV host chided some of the candidates who often reference their faith to appeal to evangelical voters.
Both Republican and Democratic candidates have spoken about their religious beliefs as they rallied supporters on the campaign trail. Last Monday, for example, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, opened his speech after winning the Iowa caucuses by saying: "God bless the great state of Iowa. Let me first of all say, to God be the glory." more >>
The creator behind the controversial Doritos commercial that had pro-abortion groups angry that it "humanized" the fetus, has revealed that the animated baby in the ad is in fact from the ultrasound of the creator's own son.
"The animated baby – that animation is created from a still from the ultrasound of my son Freddie, so that's kind of an animated version of Freddie," Australian filmmaker Peter Carstairs told Entertainment Tonight. "Like, if Freddie was in utero trying to catch a Dorito, that's what he would look like, because it's him."
The 30-second ad in question, which cost $2,000 to make, features a pregnant mother getting an ultrasound, while the dad is eating Doritos chips. The ad suggests that the baby wants some of the chips, and viewers are left to infer that the baby jolted out of the mother's womb to go after a Dorito, in what was supposed to be a humorous spot, like other Super Bowl commercials. more >>
Bishop Marvin Sapp is one of numerous gospel singers, including Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole and Kierra Sheard, that are using their platforms to help Flint, Michigan, in the midst of a water crisis.
Sapp is doing more than just bringing water to the troubled residents of Flint, but also preaching and doubling dollar donations.
The 49-year-old gospel singer and senior pastor of Grand Rapids Lighthouse Full Life Center, who oversees 15 churches in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri as bishop over the Central Province of GUF, spoke about his plans to help those in Flint on Feb. 11. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham is urging the millions of evangelical Christians who skipped out on voting in 2012 to participate in the 2016 presidential elections because of the "moral onslaught" on America following the legalization of gay marriage.
Graham, an evangelical preacher who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in an interview with WSB Radio that the gay marriage and transgender movement is a "major failure" in the U.S., and said that it will be very important for evangelical Christians to vote in the presidential elections.
"We're trying to get the Christian, the evangelical community to vote in this upcoming election. Last election, there were close to 20 to 30 million evangelical Christians that stayed home. I want people to know that their vote counts," he said of his "Decision America Tour," which is set to visit all 50 states in 2016 with a message to get evangelicals out to vote. more >>
While the country of Georgia is preparing to introduce a "blasphemy bill" that would make insults against religious feeling punishable by heavy fines, some Church and faith representatives have said that is not needed and will target minorities.
"This law is not going to protect anyone; at least not the minorities, and will be a powerful tool against freedom of speech," said Rusudan Gotsiridze, an evangelical Baptist bishop, according to Liberali.ge.
The controversial bill has already been approved on the committee stage, Eurasianet.org reported, and will now be debated on the parliamentary floor. more >>