Alternative rock musician and Dove Award winning Christian Michael Gungor of the musical collective, Gungor, is now calling for unity in Christendom months after being branded a heretic and other names like "twofold son of hell" for challenging the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis in the Bible.
Gungor, the son of a preacher, rattled the Christian community this year when he revealed that he and his wife, Lisa, the faces of the musical collective, don't literally believe in stories from the Bible on such topics as creation and the flood, a departure from orthodox Christian doctrine.
The revelation drew the ire of many Christian fundamentalists who have consumed Gungor music to the point of making some of the collective's popular songs like "Dry Bones" and "Beautiful Things" worship anthems. more >>
This 7-year-old, Carson Peters, joined by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage sing a jaw-dropping version of "Amazing Grace." This fiddle master has incredible God-given talents!
You will be worshipping while listening and singing along with them. Carson Peters really knows how to make a crowd get into it, and the duet with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage is just perfect together. Watch as the whole church gets blessed and serenaded by the singing by this group.
Watch this version of "Amazing Grace" below: more >>
Kirk Franklin is questioning his own motives for releasing another album.
Franklin, 44, has no trouble staying in the spotlight with his own Sirius XM radio station, Kirk Franklin's Praise, television hosting gigs on The Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" and BET's "Sunday Best." With all of his endeavours, it's hard to believe that it's been three years since Franklin's last solo album was released.
He took to Twitter to reveal some struggles he has been having with thoughts about releasing another album. more >>
Deitrick Haddon, a minister and gospel musician, is attempting to help rising gospel singer Kevin Terry one year after a video went viral of him allegedly performing an explicit homosexual act.
On the latest episode of Haddon's hit Oxygen reality television series "Preacher's of L.A.," the veteran gospel singer decided to seek out Terry in an attempt to help him through the scandal that seemed to ruin his opportunity in the gospel music industry.
"Yes, he made a mistake, yes, it was wrong, but why not find a way to restore him or encourage him to get on track?" Haddon questioned on the show. "He's on the brink of suicide and we're sitting here talking about the issue and not seeing how we can help the brother." more >>
On one side of 34-year-old Anthony Dever's stage production company are clients like Guns N' Roses, Alice in Chains, and Dixie Chicks. On the other side of the company, named DPS Inc, are renowned Christian worship music teams such as Jesus Culture and Hillsong.
Dever, a devout Christian, has no problem explaining that his company serves two worlds.
"I call it a 50-50 split. We have our regular company, which is our base company, DPS Inc, and we also have our DPS House of Worship part," Dever told The Christian Post on the eve of providing the staging for a Hillsong event this week in Los Angeles that includes filming for the worship music giant's upcoming movie. more >>
Former Reach Records artist and Lecrae affiliate Derek Minor has signed a new distribution deal with Entertainment One, a label that many secular superstar rappers such as Tupac Shakur, Cam'ron, and the Wu Tang Clan were signed to in the past.
Minor left Reach Records earlier this year and has chosen to go the secular route when finding a new home to distribute his music.
"I am very excited about my new relationship with Entertainment One," said Minor. "I feel confident that the team at eOne will provide me with the resources, experience and support that will allow me to reach my full potential as an artist." more >>