Pop icon Nick Jonas explained his decision to stop wearing his purity ring, stating that he has developed his own beliefs and the relationship between physical intimacy and faith in God.
"It's important for anyone to grow," Nick told Yahoo. "The thing that was strange for me was the emphasis on my sex life at 14; it's a crazy thing. I've seen a lot of my peers struggle with media attention on things that are very personal, and that was one."
For years, Nick and his brothers Joe and Kevin, all wore the purity rings as symbols of their chastity. Kevin wore his until he married Danielle in 2009; they made the decision to wait until their wedding night to be intimate. However, Joe went public with the news that he was no longer a virgin in a Vulture essay. more >>
Actress Julianne Moore gave an interview in which she revealed that she no longer believes in God but rather puts her faith in therapy and herself.
"I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no 'there' there," Moore told The Hollywood Reporter. "Structure, it's all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there's nothing but chaos."
Since then, the award-winning actress has taken comfort in therapy, which she began in her 30s. more >>
Jason Nelson is glorifying God after his new live album "Jesus Revealed" officially debuted at number one, giving him his first chart-topping record.
Nelson, 40, has been working to make gospel music for the masses for over 10 years and has four albums under his belt. But his fourth seemed to be worth the effort, after the 14-track live recording earned the preacher, singer and songwriter the number one spot on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart this week.
Nelson spoke about the honor of having his first number one record in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. more >>
Casting Crowns earned RIAA Platinum status for their record "Until the Whole World Hears" on Tuesday, marking the band's fifth album to reach the coveted status.
"Until the Whole World Hears" was first released in 2009 and features songs that discuss God, Jesus, and salvation, with many songs being renditions of classic hymns.
The group's success does not end there. Casting Crowns' latest release "Thrive" was named the best-selling record of 2014, according to the Christian/Gospel Neilson SoundScan chart. Furthermore, the record-breaking group just performed a sold-out show at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Jan. 24. The unique worship experience featured a 275-member choir and a 40-piece orchestra. more >>
Jason Crabb is encouraging believers to engage with Christian media in order to strengthen their faith while talking about his family-friendly film "Welcome to Inspiration" on Tuesday.
Released earlier this month, the film is based on Tim Enoch's novel "The Street Sweeper," which follows the true-to-life story of two people searching for meaning in the midst of unfulfilled dreams and unexpected challenges. After appearing in "Welcome to Inspiration" for a live performance, Crabb advised Christians to look to faith-based entertainment when seeking a meaningful relationship with God.
"Of course you need to read the Bible and pray for His wisdom and guidance," Crabb explained to The Christian Post. "Reading His Word, studying it, praying for God to reveal His will for your life is essential to living a Godly life that is pleasing to Him. Also, listen to uplifting music, reading and watching uplifting media that points to Jesus is a good way to stay focused on Him and not the things of this world." more >>
Carrie Underwood shared an explanation for the runaway success of her latest single "Something in the Water" recently, citing the track's feel-good lyrics.
Released in October, "Something in the Water" has risen to the top of the song charts where it remains perched at No. 1 even today. Underwood said that the song, which heavily incorporates Christian themes of conversion, baptism and keeping the faith, attracts listeners with its "good vibes."