Admitting the problem is the first step towards recovery. So let's admit it: if we swop the lyrics of a Taylor Swift ballad with some of today's contemporary Christian worship songs, no one would know the difference.
Others have noted the "Jesus-is-your-boyfriend" style worship songs clogging the airwaves of contemporary Christian radio and Sunday morning worship sets lack depth and reverence to the Almighty. They're right. But there's an even bigger problem when contemporary Christian songs downplay, even scold Christian's public witness for the sake of couch-potato Christianity.
Last week a fellow pro-life, pro-family activist turned on his local "family-friendly" contemporary Christian radio station while driving his kids to camp. As his kids were belting the words to a new hit, my friend was shocked by the lyrics. more >>
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has experienced loss and gain through the murder of three family members and her rise to fame, but it is her faith that has made it possible to overcome her tumultuous life experiences she said.
The award-winning star recently revealed that losing her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donerson, her 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson and her 7-year-old nephew Julian King in 2008 was "the lowest of lows," but it was also a test of her faith in God.
"It (faith) was the ultimate help to me. We always said: 'If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it,'" said Hudson in an interview with The Observer Magazine. "There would be no point in faith if it wasn't tested. My mother always told me no matter how negative your life seems to be, you must always look for a positive. That is what I believe a woman of faith should do." more >>
The residents and staff at the Diana Isaac Retirement Village in New Zealand, put together a very "Happy" tribute. They celebrate 80 years and show they have lots of energy left. This song was made for people all over the world to get happy when they sing it. You can tell these residents definitely are happy and want to show their friends and family what they are made of.
Thank God for allowing them to sing and dance as well as they do!more >>
Controversial Christian rapper Bizzle announced Datin, a new signee, to his God Over Money label earlier this week.
Rapzilla profiled the new rapper and dug up some interesting facts about his past including his affiliation with Eminem's Shady Records and offers from Ja Rule and Swiss Beatz that he turned down because of his faith.
"It was such a struggle to say no," said Datin to Rapzilla. "It took every bit of my being. My whole life was based around my music, my hopes and my dreams. To say no was like chopping off my arm." more >>
Katy Perry is using Kim Kardashian to defend herself against critics who believe some themes in her music videos and performances are culturally insensitive.
Perry, the 29-year-old formerly Christian singer, is the covergirl in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine where she is addressing critics of her use of Egyptian themes like using mummies in her tour. While many may expect Perry to defend her performance art, some may be surprised that she is bringing up "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian to do so.
"As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco," Perry told Rolling Stone. "Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that's why there's bandages and it's mummies." more >>
Rihanna has decided to share the gospel with the world through her Twitter header image.
Rihanna, the 26-year-old Barbadian singer, made sure to make the header of her Twitter a verse from the Bible. The singer seemed to take a screenshot straight from the Bible with a story about Jesus healing blind men.
"When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, 'do you believe that I am able to do this?' They said to him, 'Yes, Lord,'" Rihanna's header from Mark 9:28 reads. more >>