Starbucks has added hits from Dove award-winning rapper KB's latest album to its playlist at over 8,000 store locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
The coffee chain selected two songs from the rapper's album Tomorrow We Live — "Always and Forever" and "When the Lights Go Out" — which can be heard by patrons throughout the month of July.
KB is the second Reach Records hip-hop artist to be played in Starbucks, following the label's flagship rapper Lecrae, whose song "All I Need Is You" has also graced the ears of the coffee shop's customers within the last year. more >>
The "Outcry" tour, a 12-city Christian worship and teaching event that kicks off in Chicago next Friday, will feature several big names in Christian music including Kari Jobe, Trip Lee, Hillsong United and Crowder.
Described as a movement that was "born from an evening Bible study discussion and driven by a desire to champion local churches," "Outcry" will also feature Cristian artists DJ Promote, Jesus Culture, Passion, DJ Biz, Lauren Daigle and Bethel Music.
"This tour is nothing more than a picture of what God is doing through the local church, worldwide," said Shane Quick, owner of Premier Productions, which is sponsoring the event. "It's the new sound of a 2,000-year-old movement. Some of the most gifted worship leaders and musicians in the world will be on one stage with one purpose. more >>
Taylor Swift recently donated $50,000 to a young fan who is battling Leukemia after the girl's family led a viral campaign to get the pop star's attention.
On June 25, Naomi Oakes, an 11-year-old Christian girl from San Tan Valley, Arizona, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and she chose Swift's Billboard chart topping hit "Bad Blood" as her "fight song." The rare form of cancer will require a six-to-nine months hospital stay as part of Naomi's course of treatment, which has devastated the Swift fan because it means she will miss the Grammy award-winning singer's Aug. 18 concert in Phoenix.
Naomi received tickets to Swift's show as a Christmas present and had made plans to attend with her "bestest best friend Piper" before she received the heartbreaking diagnosis at Cardon Children's Hospital in Mesa. more >>
Gospel singer Marvin Sapp, who was consecrated Friday to become bishop over the Central Province of Global United Fellowship during a ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida, says part of his mission is to carry on the vision established by Bishop Neil C. Ellis, who started the cross-denominational fellowship of spiritual leaders in 2013.
"My first order of business is making sure the established vision of Bishop Neil C. Ellis is getting into the hearts and minds of all of those who are connected to the GUF family. That's just creating and making sure that we, as individuals, maintain that love relationship — that fellowship relationship and koinonia that the Bible talks about — which is key and most important," Sapp told The Christian Post during an interview on Friday.
"It's just about fellowship, really, and remaining connected, one with another. And if I do that, I believe that a part of my assignment will be accomplished." more >>
Gospel music star Tina Campbell and her husband, Teddy, recently appeared on "The Boris and Nicole Show" where the Christian couple, who publicly overcame infidelity, gave marital advice to parents in their 20s who are struggling to make time for each other.
Campbell, a mother of five, told the 21 and 23 years old couple — who've been married for two years and have two children — that it's equally important for them to make time for sex.
"You do what you want to do. I know when we started having children I made my children more important than my husband," Tina shared on "The Boris and Nicole Show." "I think it's healthy for your children [for you] to say, 'You sit over there and play together, eat food, make a mess. But mommy and daddy are going to go love on each other for a little while.' You find the time and you make each other important." more >>
Reach Records rapper and pastor Trip Lee discussed pornography in a recent interview and said that he'd be surprised to meet a young Christian man who hasn't had to struggle with it because of how easy it is to access in today's technology-driven world.
While speaking with the Desiring God ministry, Trip Lee addressed the effects of porn on today's Christian men.
"It's come to the point where if I talk to a young man about his life, whether it's somebody my age or a little bit younger, I'm not at all surprised to hear that there's some kind of struggle with porn. And I would be shocked if I met a young man who hasn't had a struggle with it at some point because it's so easily accessible," said Lee in a video posted on the Desiring God site on June 30. more >>