In recent comments on the Charleston church massacre in South Carolina, Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae, urged the church to do more than just forgive oppression but correct it. "Let's not simply encourage the oppressed to be calm and act peacefully," he said.
On June 17, confessed gunman Dylann Roof, 21, opened fire during a Bible study at Charleston's historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine people in what he hoped would "start a race war." While many of the victims' family members offered the shooter forgiveness and Emanuel AME reopened its doors in prayer and worship on Sunday, Lecrae is called all Christians to go one step further and combat oppression in a piece published on Billboard.com.
"Let us in the words of Isaiah 1:17, 'Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression,'" said the rapper. more >>
Tenth Avenue North's powerful worship song "Tired and Worn" will touch your spirit and lift your soul. But even more powerful is this dance that these three talented young men created while their spirits were being moved to this song. It has significant meaning and will put a smile on your face!
Chris Nasadowski, Kevin Nguyen and Drey Richards of Dreamt Realities heard this worship song and they knew they had to create something special with it. They got together and created a dance that shows how God's redemption can change us from who we were to who we're meant to be. God's love has the power to do miraculous things. We are all tired and worn, but through the Lord we can become new again. He never gives up on us, and He is always there to lift us up when we are in need.
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Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of prominent evangelical preacher Billy Graham, who resigned as lead pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida after confessing to an "inappropriate" relationship with a friend after he discovered his wife was having an affair, appears to be finding solace in electronic dance music.
"I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues. As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family," Tchividjian, 42, explained in a statement to The Washington Post Sunday.
"As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself. Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair. I admitted to it and it was decided that the best course of action would be for me to resign," the statement continued. more >>
Grammy nominated gospel singer Kierra Sheard is officially a clothing designer now that her Eleven60 fashion line has been launched online.
Sheard, 27, debuted her fall and winter collection pieces from her full figured Eleven60 fashion line at www.MyEleven60.com. The singer and "Sunday Best" judge recently spoke about the inspiration behind the clothing line.
"It's a clothing line that compliments the thick woman. While being a full-figured woman, I've found it hard to find quality high fashion trends in my size," Sheard said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. "But no more skimpy clothes! And no more muumuus! Since the average American woman is plus size, I should be able to healthily, and fabulously, own it!" more >>
After Apple revealed its new music streaming service called Apple Music at its WWDC recently, the company got a lot of criticism from independent musicians and artists because of its announcement that it will not be paying for music royalties during the three-month free trial period of the service.
Independent artists and musicians over the weekend gained an ally in the person of Taylor Swift. In a blog post entitled "To Apple, Love Taylor," Swift said that she found it "shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company" to not offer any compensation to writers, producers or artists during the free trial period. The blog post was posted so she could explain why she will not allow her album 1989 to be part of Apple Music when it launches next week.
She ended her blog post with this statement: "I say to Apple with all due respect, it's not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this. We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation." more >>
Christian singer Colton Dixon offered a message of hope to Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with his new music video for the song "Through all of it" on Monday.
Nine people were murdered at the historic church in South Carolina when 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire during a Bible study on June 17.
Four days later on Sunday, Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors to worship and pray while reflecting on the shooting and seeking God's grace. Touched by the televised service, Dixon dedicated the "Through all of it" video to Emanuel AME Church when it premiered on Fox Monday. more >>