Beyonce took over the VMA stage in Madison Square Garden Sunday night with a 15-minute medley of her album, Lemonade. During the performance, the pop superstar took viewers along an artistic display of heartache and betrayal while featuring Christian language and symbolism.
The surprise performance started out with Beyonce surrounded by an illusion of flames and when the visual effects stopped she started her musical journey. The Texas native proceeded by performing "Pray You Catch Me," with a brief dance breakdown into "Hold Up."
Next she sang "Don't Hurt Yourself." In the middle of the song's lyrics, "When you love me, you love yourself. Love God herself," the words "God is God, I am not" flashed across the screen. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — If you ask Christian hip-hop artist Kevin Elijah Burgess, aka "KB," the Church is going to have to confront the blind spots that it has preferred to ignore if real racial reconciliation is to happen.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Burgess said that for real racial reconciliation in America to occur and for the Church to become a prophetic voice on the matter, two things are going to have to happen.
"One is confession. There is no repentance without confession. I think there needs to be a particular emphasis on the reality that the Church is as segregated as it has always been," said the 28-year-old native of St. Petersburg, Florida, just before he took the stage before 37,000 people at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium on Saturday. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Worship artist Phil Wickham believes Greg Laurie and the Harvest Crusades have altered the spiritual landscape of the United States and that God is reminding the Church of His fatherly love in this season.
"I think the Harvest Crusades have been a massive part of shaping the culture of Southern California," Wickham said in an interview with The Christian Post just before taking the stage on Sunday to perform at the 27th SoCal Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium before 36,000 people.
"Without the vision of them, and the implementation of them, there would be a different spiritual environment. I'm so thankful for Greg and his commitment to the Gospel and his commitment to keeping it simple, preaching Jesus to the lost," he continued. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — for King and Country duo brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone believe that Christianity is undergoing a transition in the United States, and that some things are being lost and broken in order for faith to be rebuilt.
In an interview with The Christian Post just prior to taking the stage Friday to perform at the 27th Harvest SoCal event at Angel Stadium, Joel Smallbone said that although Christianity may be in statistical decline in America now, he is not despairing as some are, noting that he has been reading Russell Moore's book Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel.
"What struck me was, even before I read the book, was that you can have a bit of a doomsday [outlook] like the good-old days are gone — that America, built on these great biblical foundations, that it's not the same anymore, you can't make an assumption of faith or scripture anymore. You can't make an assumption about morality of faith based on scripture, and I've always looked at it like it was a terrible thing but [Moore's] position was very striking." more >>
ANAHEIM, California – for King & Country's Joel Smallbone decided to leave the stage to wade through the crowd of thousands of people just to exhort the men to treat the women in their lives with respect during a performance at Harvest SoCal Friday night in Angel Stadium.
While singing their hit song "It's Not Over Yet," Joel Smallbone began walking on top of the dugout to address some 32,000 attendees in a more up-close-and-personal way (brother Luke remained and sang from the stage).
Both men are particularly interested in reviving chivalry among men. more >>
On two separate occasion this week, influential evangelicals Dr. Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron and entertainer Carman answered questions about the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana.
First, during a Facebook live interactive event on Tuesday, Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate, teamed up with Cameron to discuss why it's important for evangelical Christians to vote, especially in the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8. During the Q&A with callers, the men were asked about their views on the use of marijuana, and the push to make the drug legal in all 50 states.
Tweleve minutes into the Q&A, a man phoned in and asked for advice on how Christians should react to marijuana advocates pushing for its legalization, such as in his home state of Arkansas. more >>