Believers throughout the English-speaking world were shocked and saddened to hear that Vicky Beeching, a greatly loved songwriter and worship leader, has announced that she is gay. How should we respond?
1. This should not be about your own feelings. When you sing to God words of worship and praise that someone else has written, it's easy to feel betrayed when that person lets you down. So it's understandable that some believers are asking, "How could she do this to us?"
The fact is that she didn't do this to you any more than she wrote worship songs for you. more >>
Australian megachurch Hillsong has influenced Christian worship far and wide, with its songs like "Mighty to Save" and "Awesome God" routinely belted out in churches around the world. The Pentecostal church's music ministry has proven so pivotal to modern Christian worship that its United brand is the subject of a new documentary and, along with Hillsong's other mainstays (UNITED and Young & Free), has racked up this year 10 GMA Dove Award nominations.
But what is behind 31-year-old Hillsong Church's singing success?
According to Autumn Hardman, whose role is Worship Oversight for Hillsong Church's Australian campuses, the secret of Hillsong's success is simple — keeping Jesus front and center. more >>
Yolanda Adams has already tackled the gospel music industry, but now she is gearing up to make her mark on the world of skin care, television, books and movies.
Adams, 52, is well known in the gospel music industry for a powerhouse voice that has earned her a number of accolades including four Grammy Awards, sixteen Stellar Gospel Music Awards, four Dove Awards, and a host of others that include an American Music Award, NAACP Image Awards and BET Awards. While the singer has not released an album in three years, her work schedule has done anything but slow down.
She has returned to BET's "Sunday Best" gospel music competition where she currently serves as a judge each Sunday and let The Christian Post know why the role is important to her after joining the show in 2010. more >>
Hillsong's Pastor Brian Houston was unsure why Hollywood producers were interested in making a movie about their "little church" when they approached him with the idea, he admits in a new blog post.
Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. will release the film "Hillsong – Let Hope Rise" in April 2015 about their megachurch's humble beginnings and their famous worship band but Houston says a lot of thought, preparation and prayer was involved before allowing their cameras to roll.
"We aren't naive enough to believe that it's all going to be a 'walk in the park', but we have faith to believe that opening up our lives and portraying the journey with authenticity may just point people to the One we live for and long to glorify – Jesus," said Houston. more >>
Hillsong Music is celebrating an astonishing 10 Dove Award nominations received this week, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.
The numerous awards were announced at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Today, the group is celebrating the recognition by honoring God.
"We are honored to receive these nominations for Dove Awards and are humbled that people listen to our music," the Hillsong Music Team said in a statement. "We pray that it always points them to Jesus. To God be the Glory!" more >>
Adrienne Bailon has expressed a Godly reflection following an online feud that she engaged in with the Kardashian family last month.
Bailon, the 30-year-old entertainer and co-host of "The Real" talk show, spoke out about her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian as the most recent covergirl of Latina magazine. She revealed that filming her relationship for "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" almost hurt her career, which angered his sisters.
Since Rob has been struggling with depression, his sisters Kim and Khloe accused Bailon of kicking their brother while he is already down. Now, Bailon is responding to fans questioning her about the matter in a Latina magazine Twitter question and answer session. more >>