ACCRA, Ghana — Singers with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir were featured performers at the seventh annual Airtel Adom Praiz concert last Friday where 20 vocalists and five musicians represented the world-renowned 200-member choir.
The day before the concert at the Perez Dome, the New York City-based performers met with employees of the event's major sponsor, smartphone network Airtel Ghana, and sang some of the Brooklyn Tabernacle's hit songs; after which staff took selfies with the singers before they headed to sound check.
Come Friday night, the enthusiastic group of singers, ranging in age from 20 to 60, were prayed up and ready to worship with the people of Accra who roared in praise as they watched the Brooklyn Tabernacle performers take the stage. more >>
Indianapolis Colts coaching great and devout Christian Tony Dungy recalled the Bible verse his mother taught him so many years ago during his acceptance speech at Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Dungy – who won over 139 regular season games as an NFL head coach, led the 2006 Colts to a Super Bowl victory and won a Super Bowl ring as a player with the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers – received football's greatest honor this past weekend in Canton, Ohio, as he, along with Green Bay Packers quarterback great Brett Favre, highlighted the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.
Peace is so important. Life isn't worth living if you don't have peace.
I know what it's like to live with no peace at all. I grew up in a house that was full of turmoil, and I learned to respond to my frustrations with anger and bitterness and a lot of yelling and screaming. It was just the normal atmosphere that I lived in. But thankfully, God gave me a husband who is extremely peaceful, and that helped me realize what peace is and how I can have it.
There was a time when Dave's peaceful temperament actually aggravated me because I wanted him to get upset when I was upset. At first, I thought it was because he just didn't care if I was upset. But that wasn't the case at all. He just knew how to cast his care on God (1 Peter 5:7), and his peaceful consistency became an example to me. Dave didn't preach that message to me. He became the message. That's what God wants us to do for other people. more >>
One famous sports broadcaster had it all: fame, famous friends, wife and kids, cancer, and faith in Jesus. Here is one great story.
We don't usually wish people a "Happy Birthday!" on the air, but I'm going to make an exception in this case. On August 7, one of the most inspiring and just downright likable people in American sports turn 60, Ernie Johnson of TNT.
If you are unfamiliar with Johnson's work and his story, let me fill you in. more >>
When wondering about the future, people should put their trust in God and not the words of fortune-tellers, says the Reverend Billy Graham.
In a recent advice column, the 97-year-old evangelist received a question from a person about wanting to know what the future holds.
"If God knows what's going to happen in the future, why doesn't He go ahead and tell us? I've tried astrology and things like that so I could discover the future, but I no longer think they can be trusted. Is God any better?" asked the person. more >>
American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, revealed that he suffered a crisis of identity two years ago, which led him to consider ending his life, but it was Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life that gave him hope.
ESPN reported that Phelps was "struggling to figure out who he was outside the pool" in 2014, which led him to heavy drinking and wondering whether his life was worth living.
"I thought the world would just be better off without me," Phelps admitted. "I figured that was the best thing to do — just end my life." more >>