WESTMINSTER, Calif. — Musical pioneers who were at the forefront of the Jesus People Movement in the 1960s and '70s performed a half-day long reunion concert held at Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast earlier this month. While some may have hoped for a revival in a more public sense, the event transformed into an intimate look at a family of virtuosos who love Jesus, each other, and their ministries.
Legendary rock and blues vocalist and harmonica player, Darrell Mansfield, told this reporter before the Jesus People Reunion concert began that perhaps this is what God wanted all along. Jesus might not be so much interested in a revival on some grandiose scale, but on a personal level with each of us, individually.
"To me this is a high school reunion and Jesus," Mansfield explained. "I spent so many years touring with these men and women of God that serve the Lord. I have a lot of great memories — globe trotted over the whole world. To be here is a blessing." more >>
Popular Christian worship band Hillsong United released a video featuring a live performance of their hit single "Touch the Sky" filmed from the top of Capitol Records tower on Tuesday.
The new video premiered on Yahoo revealing Hillsong Church's famed worship band performing before a beautiful sunset, as seen from the top of Los Angeles' historic tower. Vocalist Taya Smith leads the song with the lyrics: "What fortune lies beyond the stars, those dazzling heights too vast to climb / I got so high to fall so far, but I found heaven as love swept low."
"Touch the Sky" comes from the band's latest album Empires which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart last month. The highly-anticipated album also ranked No. 2 on the Digital Albums chart, and remains among iTunes' Top 5 overall album downloads. more >>
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 >>