World-renowned ministry Hillsong released their highly anticipated feature film "Let Hope Rise" this weekend, and Hillsong UNITED member Jad Gillies says the Pure Flix film will highlight how a mighty God used a group of ordinary devoted people to impact the world for Him.
In the film, Senior Pastor Brian Houston explains that the success of Hillsong is not about themselves but instead it's all about God. "Let Hope Rise" features various clips of the band in their highest and lowest points – praying, touring, with their family, writing songs and more.
Hillsong has grown from a single church in suburban Sydney Australia to an international ministry that now extends to cities on five continents, including London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, and Phoenix. In America, Hillsong is recognized for their thriving congregations in New York and Los Angeles. Combined, the ministry reaches over 100,000 people weekly. more >>
Pakistani Human rights activists are decrying government claims that 90 percent of the over 1,100 children reported missing in Pakistan's Punjab province last year left their home on their own will, and argued that the police are covering up the systemic abuse and kidnapping of Christian girls.
As word has swept across the province that over 600 children have been kidnapped in the region in recent months, Haider Ashraf, the deputy inspector general of operations for the police department in Lahore, has denied such claims.
Although it is hard to deny the fact that over 1,000 abduction cases are filed every year in the province, Ashraf has gone on record as saying that 90 percent of the 1,134 children reported to be abducted in 2015 actually left their homes on their own accord after being admonished by their parents. Ashraf further asserted that about 929 of the abducted children have returned on their own. more >>
"Bringing Up Bates" stars Alyssa Bates Webster and her husband, John, recently shared that they are expecting their second child, a baby girl due in January 2017.
"John and I are simply overwhelmed with happiness to be expecting another baby girl. We are highly anticipating our daughter's arrival. January can't come soon enough!," the expecting parents shared in a statement to The Christian Post.
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the happy couple holding their toddler and a sign revealing their baby's due date as Jan. 27, 2017. more >>
Singer Mariah Carey endorsed Bishop T.D. Jakes' new show as he brings his pastoral advice to daytime television with the premiere of "The T.D. Jakes Show."
The hour-long syndicated talk show premiered on Monday, Sept. 12 in 70 affiliates in the U.S. markets and will air Sept. 19 on the OWN Network. The live-studio-audience talk show features real-life personal stories and conversations with celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with empowering advice from The Potter's House minister.
New York Fashion Week is a biannual series held in February and September of each year. The elaborate experience often features celebrity appearances both in attendance and on the runway. This year two popular entertainers in the Christian community joined the mix, Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson and Natasha Bure, daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, who were both celebrated as they walked in the Sherri Hill Spring 2017 show.
Fashion week is an international phenomenon where fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public for the first time. The collections are usually exhibited in open space galleries, lofts, tents at Bryant Park and extravagant open rooms when held in New York City. American fashion designer and businesswoman Sherri Hill is now catching the eye of the Christian community after featuring the daughter of "Fuller House" star Natasha as well as Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson in her latest show held at the Gotham Hall on Monday night.
Bure took to social media to share her excitement for both Natasha and Robertson. more >>
Rory Feek, one half of the country music duo Joey+Rory, gives fans an inside look into his late wife's Joey's experience with motherhood and battle against cancer in the upcoming documentary film, "To Joey With Love." The caring husband maintains that although Joey lost her battle with cancer she will continue spreading her light with all those who see her inspiring journey.
The couple captured the hearts of millions who read Rory's blog "This Life I Live," where he shared his family's strength and resilience during Joey's chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cervical cancer.
During their musical career, Joey+Rory recorded eight studio albums and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. more >>