Jesus Culture members Bryan & Katie Torwalt released their new album Champion over the weekend and the popular worship leaders opened up about the rewards and challenges they face being married and working in ministry together.
Champion is the first new album since the Torwalts' last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. The young couple have been working together in ministry for years. Their debut album Here On Earth produced this year's Grammy-winning song "Holy Spirit" recorded by Francesca Battistelli, which hit No. 1 on the National Audience Chart and is currently a Top 5 CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) song.
"When we wrote that song, it was one of the first worship songs we wrote many many years ago and we had no idea how God would use that song. We had no clue that it would go outside of our little world or even that other people would record it. We had no clue or could even have anticipated it, or replicated it or anything," Katie told The Christian Post. "I don't think that there is a formula. I think that God used it and that's what we needed to declare and sing right now." more >>
Instead of judging Katy Perry, her parents are asking the Christian community to pray for the pop star.
Keith and Mary Hudson, Perry's preacher parents, recently spoke at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to Radar Online, which is reporting that the two said they have not given up on their daughter, who claims to no longer practice Christianity. Although the Hudsons have spoken out against Perry's previous music like her 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl," they are proud of her latest inspirational song, "Rise."
"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her. She's going to be singing 'Rise' for the Olympics this year. We're very proud of it and her." more >>
Worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt just released their new album Champion and the popular worship leaders share the impact their new worship music has made on them and in some communities already.
The Jesus Culture / Capitol CMG release is the first new album since the husband-and-wife worship duo's last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. Katie revealed that their new album was done awhile back but they just kept adding songs to it so now is the perfect time for the world to hear it.
"The heart [of Champion] really is about overcoming, and hope, and God being our champion and fighting for us. The song 'Champion' came to me about a year ago and I was just in my room and had been in a season of battling a lot of fear and anxiety in life, irrational stuff and rational stuff. Experiencing some disappointment and some stuff that was out of my control," Katie told The Christian Post. more >>
For years, Fantasia Barrino's fans have been begging her to create gospel music and this week she appeased them.
The 32-year-old singer debuted her new song "I Made It" in a live performance for "Good Morning America" on Monday.
"You're the only one that never left me when everyone else just didn't care, you're the only one that really loved me. I made it. I made it through the storm," Barrino crooned during her performance before worshiping God. "I got to say thank you Lord for keeping me, for grace and mercy. I thank you, because I made it!" more >>
The American Family Association has set up a petition that has been signed by over 45,000 people as of Thursday morning urging Hilton Worldwide to "market responsibly," after the hotel chain placed a full-page ad of two men together in bed.
AFA explained that the ad was published in the June 2016 edition of Travel and Leisure magazine, which "isn't a gay-specific magazine sent directly to homosexual's homes."
The conservative group explained that the magazine is widely distributed and can be found in many public places, such as doctors' or auto repair waiting rooms. more >>