Sixteen years after the band dc Talk revolutionized the Christian market with their groundbreaking album Jesus Freak in 1995, the trio has announced a reunion of sorts with a performance next year on the Jesus Freak Cruise to the Bahamas.
The members of dc Talk started a frenzy when they hinted at a reunion in a series of videos posted on their website that led many fans to believe the announcement would be about a new album release and nationwide tour.
In statement shared with The Christian Post, dc Talk said: "This is a give back that we wanted to do — we wanted it to be intimate and special. More intimate than an arena tour could ever be. It embraces what we are doing and what we did. We are excited about both. Who knows what the future holds." more >>
For years, Lady Gaga's religious beliefs have been somewhat of an enigma as the singer is known for using Christian imagery in her music videos and performances that many have criticized for being blasphemous.
In an Instagram post shared with her 16.6 million followers earlier this week, the controversial singer is seen clutching a Bible as she stands next to the Rev. John Duffell of the Blessed Sacrament Church in New York City.
"Thank you Father Duffell for a beautiful homily as always and lunch at my pop's restaurant," the 30-year-old singer captioned the Instagram image. "I was so moved today when you said "The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect but the food that God gives us.' — Father Duffell, Blessed Sacrament Church. Nourishment." more >>
To save his sanity, Justin Bieber has announced that he is done posing for photos with fans.
Following his much-snapped and much-talked-about barefoot stroll around Boston on Monday, May 9, the Canadian singer/songwriter took to Instagram to vent his frustration with fans, who hounded him as he made his way around the city's Public Garden and Boston Common.
"If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I'm not gonna take a picture," the "Purpose" artist wrote. "I'm done taking pictures." more >>
Kirk Franklin is shooting down rumors that he called Jesus Christ "fake," and compared humanity's Savior to the Easter Bunny.
A satirical website called Celebtricity that claims to be the "most dangerous satire website in the world with the most shocking Fauxtire News to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief," posted the fictional narrative about the 46-year-old minister of music, which confounded people who followed the story on social media and assumed it was true.
The Celebtricity story claimed Franklin said: "Every human being was wired with the desire for happiness. And we will try different things all in the pursuit of that feeling. I'm saying, if you really want to be happy, you have to start with YOURSELF, don't be brainwashed by a make believe deity. My goal is to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls because we all know Jesus is as fake as the Easter Bunny." more >>
K-LOVE released the complete list of 2016 Fan Award nominees through video messages posted at the top of every hour on Facebook Tuesday for their 2 million followers. Fans voted for their favorite artists to be nominated and will now get to pick the winners for each of the seven award categories.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West will announce the winners on June 5 when they co-host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Among the artists nominated for awards are for King & Country and TobyMac who each lead with four nominations; followed by Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Danny Gokey and Newsboys with three nominations each.
The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards will kick off with the Ultimate Experience Weekend in Nashville on Friday, June 3. For more information about the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards and to vote for your favorite nominees, click here. more >>
Lecrae's star power has earned him Grammy awards and dominated Billboard charts, but it took the Christian rapper some time to grab the attention of professional athletes.
During an episode of ESPN's "First Take" last Thursday, the 35-year-old Christian rapper who was the first to simultaneously top both the Billboard gospel music charts and the Billboard 200 with his 2014 album Anomaly, admitted that the Sacramento Kings basketball team were not quick to give his music a chance. After one of the team's coaches announced he was giving away CDs from the Christian rapper, people weren't too keen on taking the offer.
"I think in the locker room, athletes want to hear something to get them riled up," he said. "They want to hear something to get them focused on the field, on the court, whatever it may be, and I provide an alternative to some of the other stuff that some cats might be listening to." more >>