Candace Payne, the Texas mother who posted a video of herself wearing a Chewbacca mask and hilariously laughing out loud, has become an overnight sensation. Her infectious personality and ability to bring joy to others has captivated America. The viral star has made several media appearances and she recently spoke at a youth conference about her strong Christian faith.
In a Facebook video of Payne's appearance at the Regional Fine Arts conference 2016, the technical director of the event explained that he was shocked by Candace "Chewbacca Mask" Payne's guest appearance.
"My executive producer Jon Catron says hang on I have a surprise for ya this was right before we go live on our broadcast. The Chewbacca mask video starts to play and I thought that was going to be it so haha funny funny, and then we pull the lights up and this happened...This Lady is TOO COOL and such a great personality," he wrote along with the posted video of Payne giving advice to youths in her town less than 48 hours after shooting to fame. more >>
The multi-platinum Christian band Casting Crowns is gearing up for the release of their latest studio album, The Very Next Thing.
Scheduled for a September release, the album marks the group's eighth studio album since their debut in 2003. Now with 9 million records sold, the band is striving to go even farther.
"Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through — the issues that are impacting everyone now," frontman Mark Hall said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "It is in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right here, right now. more >>
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is advising Christians not to talk about their faith unless they're asked to do so.
As head of the 88 million-member Anglican Communion, Welby was asked at an interfaith event where he draws the line between evangelism and proselytization.
"I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith," said Welby, according to the Telegraph. more >>
Social Club Misfits, known for their Christ-centered hip-hop, are boldly venturing into mainstream music with their radical faith.
Capitol Christian Records based in Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed the hip-hop duo to its roster recently and together, they presented the digital release of The Misfit Generation EP.
The newly released EP made a booming debut as it received nearly 300,000 streams and landed in the top 10 on Christian Soundscan and Billboard Charts. The five-track project ranked No. 2 on the Christian Rap Albums Chart and No.8 on Billboard's overall Rap Albums Chart. more >>
Life.Church founder and Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel advises church leaders against expanding to multiple sites too quickly.
Speaking at the Catalyst One Day conference earlier this week, Groeschel expounded on such risks by explaining that even Life.Church has had a couple failed satellite campuses.
Famed New York church The Brooklyn Tabernacle presents "The Rescue," a powerful production about the lives of five people who in their deepest time of despair were rescued, on major TV networks and on DVD this month.
"The Rescue" tells the true stories of five people from different walks of life who all find themselves in hopeless situations. Viewers are walked through each of the individual's feelings of pain and despair as they struggle to find a way out of the harmful situations they are in. "The Rescue" aspires to encourage viewers all over the world with the hopeful and redemptive message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The testimonies serve as relatable real-life stories of universal struggles that many in this day-and-age face. In the hour-long film, a Wall Street broker, a party girl, a religious extremist, a drug addict, and a hardened thug are highlighted as they describe their journey from darkness into light. more >>