NEW YORK — Renowned international evangelist Luis Palau served up jokes ribbing gospel singer Kirk Franklin for his high energy performances and the contemporary fashion choices of young preachers in a lighthearted moment during the closing ceremony of the Movement Day Global Cities Christian conference in New York City on Thursday.
Palau, whose appearance followed a spirited celebration by a team of singers and musicians at the event held at the Jacob Javits Center, noted how worship styles have evolved over the years and said he came to embrace the evolution several years ago and had to defend the move.
"About 16 years ago instead of doing crusades we began to call it festivals and we began to bring some of this noisy music, you know. I was used to the ones St. Paul would sing like 'Amazing Grace' and things like that. And here comes these guys with drums and lights and smoke," Palau said to laughter. more >>
Rihanna praised God after her celebrity backup dancer friend was found after the singer used her social media to help locate her.
"God is so merciful!!! Happy you're alive and safe @shirlenequigley," the 28-year-old pop star, who follows Christian speaker Joyce Meyer on social media, states.
Shirlene Quigley, the 32-year-old dancer and dance instructor, has performed with the likes of A-list entertainers such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Missy Elliott. According to NBC reports, the North Bergen, New Jersey native went missing at New York City's Port Authority bus station around 1 a.m. Sunday. more >>
DULUTH, Georgia — Christian rapper and spoken word artist "Propaganda" is warning churches that don't embrace racial reconciliation efforts and openly acknowledge the racial sins of America's past will fade into irrelevancy and be questioned about who they really worship.
The 37-year-old hip-hop artist and former art teacher, whose real name is Jason Petty, performed at the three-day 2016 Catalyst Atlanta religious leadership conference earlier this month, where the theme was unity through "uncommon fellowship."
As racial tensions continue to be a major problem in communities throughout America, Propaganda sat down with The Christian Post to discuss what it is that churches need to do to lead the nation's racial reconciliation discussion and increase racial diversity in their own pews. more >>
Before marrying last July and announcing their pregnancy on Tuesday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his singer wife, Ciara, let the world know they planned to build a relationship "Jesus' way."
In honor of the newlyweds expecting their first child together, The Christian Post is highlighting five ways the Wilsons honored God with their relationship.
1. Ciara Trusted God to Send a Man Like Russell more >>
When Tina Campbell and Teddy Campbell faced the possibilities of a broken marriage, the YouVersion Bible app helped them revive it and their lives.
Tina, one-half of the Grammy Award winning gospel music duo Mary Mary with sister Erica Campbell, insists that the popular Bible app saved her marriage.
"I'd like to think that this app saved my life because my physical Bible was complicated for me. Alone it was a source of frustration because I didn't get it," Tina said in a video for YouVersion. "But when I picked up the app and there were translations that made things more plain I did get it. And what I got was life giving." more >>
Grammy Award-winner Chris Tomlin released his 11th studio album Never Lose Sight on Oct. 21 and made a special guest appearance on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to honor God by performing his single, "Good Good Father."
As the Fox morning show hosts welcomed Tomlin to the network's performance stage they inquired about his No. 1 Billboard hit, asking if "Good Good Father" is a song he sings to his daughters every night before bed?
Tomlin chuckled and said he does actually, as they joked and said it's because he's a good father. more >>