BET network founder Robert Johnson has partnered with Tracey Edmonds, CEO of Edmonds Entertainment, to launch a faith-friendly YouTube channel called "Alright TV."
"Alright TV will offer first rate buzz-worthy content in the areas of comedy, reality, self-help, music, and talk that promises to empower and entertain family audiences of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds," Edmonds said in a statement.
The faith-based YouTube channel, to be headed by Tracey Edmonds, will feature inspirational and empowering programming geared towards family related issues. more >>
American-Idol-winner-turned-country-music star Carrie Underwood gave praises to God for her Grammy win in the category of best country solo performance for "Blown Away."
"Country music has always been so good to me, and I thank the good Lord that I'm a part of such a wonderful, talented, amazing family. There are a lot of people to be thankful for," said Underwood. "The fans who have been coming out and watching us put on shows and supporting all of us, you guys are the reason we get to do what we do. My family and my amazing, perfect husband, Mike. This is really glory to God. Thank you so much," she added.
This will mark the country music superstar's sixth Grammy in her eight year music career. Her past Grammy victories include best new artist, best female country performance ("Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Before He Cheats" and "Last Name") and best country collaboration with vocals for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis. more >>
Dr. Benjamin Carson, Gifted Hands author and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., brought an audience of dignitaries, including President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle, to their feet last Thursday after dishing a speech packed with parables, wit, biblical scriptures and punch at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Now, it's resounding with everyday Americans, too.
The doctor's 25-minute speech displayed a "logical" and "common-sense" approach to issues like freedom of speech, education, taxation, the national debt and spirituality, and has already captured more than a million hits on YouTube and elicited headlines and calls like the Wall Street Journal's "Ben Carson for President."
"Smart man! Put him in the White House," agreed Mary Ledet on Monday in her comments posted on the video of Carson's speech, which was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. more >>
Christian missiologist Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, did his best this week to counter any further stereotyping of Christians as the result of a viral story about a pastor who refused to tip an Applebee's waitress and left a snarky note on the food receipt. Stetzer gave a generous tip and a complimentary note to his server after a meal. In both cases, the photo of the receipt was posted online.
"We should be known as a generous people. We should be known for our love. Not just with waitresses and waiters at restaurants, but with everyone," Stetzer, who is also a pastor, wrote in his blog post with an accompanying photo of his food receipt published Friday.
"So in response, I've been striking up conversations with servers and asking them about this perception," he added. "Yesterday, I talked to a server, and we discussed the 'pastor tip gate' scandal. I wanted to do a small thing to change the perception so I wrote a note on my bill." more >>
What started as a vision from coffee break discussion has become an international movement 20 years later that has helped countless teens commit to sexual purity.
Richard Ross and Jimmy Hester co-founded the movement back in February 1993, when they urged teenagers to make commitments to sexual abstinence until they are married by pledging their loyalty to God and their families.
The pledge states, "Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate, and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship." more >>
His arms are stretched toward the sky. There are about two million people staring back at him and he's preaching. He's quoting from Saint Peter: "Repent ye and believe the gospel," he tells crowd.
That's how 11-year-old child preacher Rev. Ezekiel Stoddard often envisions his future – a life wrapped up in preaching the gospel of Jesus. And right now, the young Christian phenom from Capitol Heights, Md., wouldn't have it any other way.
Stoddard, or Minister Ezekiel as his mother respectfully calls him, is the subject of a poignant and compelling episode of a new web series, "PRODIGIES," currently being highlighted on the THNKR YouTube channel. more >>