Grammy-nominated singer Crowder had an incredible opening week on the Billboard charts, with his latest project, American Prodigal, landing at No. 1 on the Christian and gospel albums chart, No. 3 on the digital albums chart, and No. 5 on the top albums Billboard charts. All the while his single, "Run Devil Run," continues to gain mainstream attention.
American Prodigal reached No. 12 on the overall Billboard top 200 chart. Ensuring its success, Crowder kicked off the album via a Twitter Music Q&A, exclusive Snapchat content with Spotify, and a performance on "Fox & Friends" where he sang his new song, "Run Devil Run," a song dedicated solely to taunting Satan.
"It is so great seeing and hearing how people are attaching to these songs," Crowder said of the 17 tracks found on the deluxe edition, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "For me, they are obviously deeply meaningful, but they have swagger and are just stupid fun. I'm so happy folks have responded so exuberantly." more >>
Teaching the Bible can be "risky" and it isn't something people should "rush into," according to theologian John Piper, who notes that the first strategy is to "be aware of the dangers of speaking, writing and teaching."
"How do you make sure that your interpretations of God's Word are in line with God's intention?" a listener to Piper's Desiring God podcast asked on Friday.
Among other things, Piper said he "pray[s] that when anybody reads or hears me — what I have written, what I have said — they will be given a heart by the Lord to believe what is true and to be protected from any mistakes I have made." more >>
More than 300,000 students are planning to take their copies of the Good Book with them to school on Thursday in an observance known as "Bring Your Bible to School Day."
Youths across the United States will take Bibles to school as a show of evangelism and expression of religious freedom.
The national event is sponsored by the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Focus on the Family, a socially conservative group founded by author and radio personality Dr. James Dobson. more >>
A young Pentecostal congregation that launched three years ago in Indiana had their church building constructed in just 24 hours last week as part of the "Church in a Day" project.
Michael Faulk, pastor at New Life Church in Cumberland whose congregation started in April 2013, told The Christian Post that the "walls went up" on Thursday morning and "24 hours later the building was complete with carpet and paint." On Friday the church spent the day "moving into and decorating our new facility."
"Having a permanent location within our community will allow us to move forward with reaching our community. It will also allow us to expand our ministry to areas that were previously not possible within the confines of our rented space," said Faulk. more >>
When University of Miami head football coach Mark Richt heard that not every member of his team had a Bible and that many of those who did had older versions they could hardly comprehend, he decided to do something about it.
Last week, Richt, a 56-year-old unabashed Christian who doesn't shy away from his faith in public, gave every member of his team a personalized Bible with their names embroidered on the cover.
Actress Candace Cameron Bure was invited to be a guest speaker at the Extraordinary Women Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, on Saturday where her daughter, Natasha, joined the band for KING & COUNTRY on stage to perform their new hit "Priceless."
It's not the first time Bure and Natasha have crossed paths with for KING & COUNTRY, and the "The Voice" contestant took to social media to share a clip of her recent performance with the two-time Grammy Award-winning Christian band.
Natasha wrote on Instagram: "forkingandcountry I absolutely adore you guys and can't wait till we do this again! #pricelessthemovie, Roanoke, Virginia, you're rad! See you tonight San Antonio!" more >>