WASHINGTON – Multi-Dove award nominee Christine D'Clario hit the stage last Saturday representing the Latino community at Together 2016, and said she believes everyone can see past racial differences if they focus on Jesus.
D'Clario is of Italian, German, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. She believes her multi-ethnic background gives her a wide perspective and helps her understand the racial conflicts currently happening in America.
"I know what it is to be in a blended community and I know what it is to be marginalized for not fitting in perfectly with one area or the other. But what I've learned from that is to find the commonalities and to try and focus on what unites us more," D'Clario told The Christian Post during a Q&A session. more >>
While there are times when Justin Bieber says he doubts God, it's at those moments when he see's God moving in the world.
"As much as I doubt God, He keeps reminding me," the 22-year-old Bieber wrote on Instagram Wednesday.
The singer continues to be transparent about his Christian faith, which he has revealed takes just as much work as the other relationships in his life. And even though Bieber said he doesn't always feel God's presence, he explained that it's not a reason to stop working on his spiritual growth. more >>
Kehila News Israel, a news site based in Israel and run by Messianic Jewish believers, has warned that the "Tomorrowland" electronic music festival is promoting occult beliefs and practices that go against the Bible, and urged Christians to stand in prayer against it.
The music festival, which takes place in Belgium but is live-streamed around the world, seeks to unite people from different countries in what it says is a "unique" and "magical" atmosphere.
Kehila News Israel, an information portal of the Messianic community in Israel, wrote a detailed analysis on "Tomorrowland," noting that the festival synthesizes musical performances with "fairy tale" stories apparently made to promote the "Luciferian, Wiccan and Hindu religion." more >>
WASHINGTON — Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle urged millennials to combat fear and hatred with love in a message at Together 2016 at the National Mall on Saturday, and hopes they left feeling empowered to seek God's wisdom wherever their mission field is: at school, work and in their communities.
"The word empower is something that kept coming up in my heart," Daigle told The Christian Post during a Q&A on Saturday. "If we show people that fear isn't actually the place that we have to surrender to, fear isn't actually the thing that we have to answer to, but instead it's going in and loving people."
"It's going into the places that are dangerous and saying, 'OK God, I'm going to partner with you in this mission to go after that person who can potentially harm me.' Or to go after the homeless and say, 'I'm going to love you,'" Daigle shared. more >>
WASHINGTON – Christian contemporary artist Matthew West hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and the singer said after having the honor of leading worship, he left inspired to write a song about the theme of the entire event.
"I was actually on stage today and the extent of my performance was – my buddy Nick Hall said, 'Hey can you please come out and play guitar and just sing a little bit while I'm preaching.' It was pretty much the most awesome moment to be up there with him and Tim Tebow was up there, and he's speaking and it was just a powerful moment," West told The Christian Post during a media Q&A.
The event, which drew nearly half a million people, was inspired by evangelist and college pastor Nick Hall, founder of PULSE. Together 2016 brought Christians from all over the nation together in prayer to empower the Church and awaken the culture to Jesus. more >>
His music is wildly popular among black and white evangelicals, but his messages on race have not been so well received. Nonetheless, Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae isn't changing a thing.
The Texas native who's earned a Grammy, GMA Dove Award, and two BET Awards regularly speaks out about racial issues, but it's starting to create a fault line between him and some of his fans. In an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month, Lecrae said despite the criticism, he isn't backing down.
"I don't see this as a black-white issue. In India, the Filipinos are being treated like they are less than human," he said. "I'm not focused on race [blacks and whites], exactly. If blacks in America are treated equally, I'll move on to the next group." more >>