Rapper Lecrae Moore took to Facebook Tuesday to admonish fellow Christians who are judgmental and seem to purposefully look for specks in their brother's or sister's eye without ever considering that the "standard" of their faith is grace and love.
"Christians why are we so judgmental? Not as in calling our [brothers] and [sisters] to walk worthy of the Gospel but sometimes I think we are absolutely LOOKING for something wrong, off, or sinful about people," Lecrae wrote Tuesday afternoon on his fan page.
While acknowledging that there are some Christians who may believe "in a tyrant of a god who is waiting around every corner to smack his followers for not being perfect," the rapper, who professionally uses just his first name, reminded readers that whatever corrections or calls they attempt to make on others should be done in love. more >>
Justin Bieber, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter, said his life has changed after recently working to help build a schoolhouse in Guatemala.
Bieber performed in Guatemala City on Saturday but made sure to impact the poverty stricken villagers in the Guatemalan jungle by giving away the shoes on his feet and teaming up with Pencils of Promise to build a school in the community.
"Today was 1 of the most powerful and humbling days of my life. Thank u Guatemala & @PencilsOfPromise," Bieber tweeted after taking part in the experience Saturday. "Today I saw real happiness. So powerful." more >>
Prepare to jam out this holiday season to tunes sung by the Duck Dynasty crew. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," hits stores today, featuring songs both by stars of the reality television show and already established country and folks music stars.
Performing on the Christmas record are Missy, Uncle Si, Phil and Sadie, along with well-known musicians like George Strait, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan and Alison Krauss.
Those wanting to test the waters of the new album can listen to its first release, "Ragin' Cajun Redneck Christmas," below. In the song, the Robertson's remind their fans of the holiday's true meaning, "You can't buy me nothing I ain't got / Some folks wanna to know what it's really for, / Down here, we know it's about the Lord." more >>
Kanye West has been vocal about his Christianity lately from speaking about his religion on his concert tour to speaking out against those who are trying to stop him from doing God's work.
West, the 36-year-old rap mogul, is engaged in his "Yeezus" tour, following his sixth studio album of the same name which was released earlier this year. During a recent tour stop at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., recently West did not shy away from speaking about his Christian faith.
"I'm not trying to force my religion on none of y'all," he told those attending the show, according to EEW magazine. "Of course I'm a Christian. If you come to my show, I'ma express who I am and I'ma express it just like if I was a 3-year-old [or] if I was a 2-year-old before I grew up and got jaded to what my real ideas are." more >>
American pop singer Ke$ha has been banned from performing her upcoming concert in Malaysia after the government said her lyrics and image go against the country's conservative values. The pop singer claimed via Twitter that she was even threatened with imprisonment if she chose to go through with the performance.
The country's Ministry of Communications and Multimedia said in a brief statement late last week that its decision to cancel Ke$ha's upcoming performance "touches on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysians." Sixty percent of Malaysia's 28 million-person population is Muslim, while only nine percent is Christian. Ke$ha's lyrics often make reference to partying, binge drinking, and a sexually promiscuous lifestyle, all topics that are taboo under strict Islamic culture.
The 26-year-old pop artist, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, took to Twitter to defend herself in light of the news. "To be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. [sic] and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment," she wrote. more >>
Justin Bieber has had many of his dreams come true and now the famed singer-songwriter is sharing with fans the advice that he received from mentor Usher Raymond about how to maintain it all.
Bieber, the 19-year-old Canadian crooner, has been the subject of media reports concerning his partying, reckless driving, alleged marijuana use and aggressive behavior for months. In a clip from his upcoming "Believe" movie which will appear in movie theaters on Christmas, the singer is sharing the advice given to him by Raymond, 35.
"When I first met you, I told you, you can have all of this, if you believe in it," Raymond tells Bieber in the clip. "And now it's happened. Don't **** it up." more >>