Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been appearing in intimate pictures with one another recently and the former's pastor may have had a hand in the pair reconciling.
Although the two split late in 2012 after being romantically linked for two years, rumors of a reconciliation were fueled when the pair appeared in Norway at the same time during Bieber's recent "Believe" tour stop. Bieber,19, fueled speculation about a possible reunion with Gomez, 20 by posting two Instagram images of the pair cuddled together in recent weeks.
Some believe that the reason for the reconciliation is Bieber's mentor and friend, Pastor Judah Smith. more >>
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir reached a milestone Thursday when the group's new album, Love Lead the Way, landed atop the iTunes Christian and Gospel music chart.
The album, which is the choir's 27th recorded project and its first on the new Brooklyn Tabernacle Music label, also found its way onto the list of iTunes' Top 100 Pop Albums.
"It's amazing that after 20 albums, over 30 years, that people are still connecting to what God is doing through the choir, after all this time, in such a major way," choir spokesperson Jeremy Castro told The Christian Post on Friday. "It's very humbling." more >>
Judah Smith, the pastor of Justin Bieber who also leads The City Church in Seattle, Wash., recently revealed that he and the 19-year-old Canadian crooner bond over the Bible.
"Justin and I share Scriptures on a regular basis and communicate," Smith recently told E! "And I think you find a lot of comfort and clarity in the Scriptures."
While some children fall asleep to lullabies, Smith revealed that Bieber spent many of his nights being lulled to sleep by tapes of the pastor's spiritual teachings. Smith recently spoke to E! News about meeting Bieber and his mother Pattie Mallette at a conference where the pastor spoke years ago. more >>
The Sheards' docu-drama is gearing up for its BET network premiere, and J. Drew, a member of the popular Christian family that will be featured on the series, recently opened up about his family's decision to take on the endeavor.
J. Drew Sheard II, the son of Detroit mega church pastor Bishop J. Drew Sheard and 4-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Karen Clark Sheard, will document his struggles growing up in the well-known family while establishing his own music career on the show. The 23-year-old Sheard son opened up to The Christian Post about how his family began their reality television show career.
"The opportunity was presented to me by one of my good friends who worked in the TV entertainment business. It's actually a guy that I've known for a long time," Sheard told CP. "He (said) you know it would be dope if we could do a reality show on some Christians but yet they're still normal people and they do normal things ... I got my whole family together, my mom my dad and Kiki. I asked them 'how would y'all feel about us doing a reality show?' They were like 'man it would be great.'" more >>
Reach Records and His Voice Global ministry are asking Christians to pray for and support Tedashii, a Christian hip-hop artist whose 1-year-old son passed away last month.
His Voice, a ministry that helps "equip the downtrodden" and trains church leaders internationally, is trying to gather enough money to financially support Tedashii and his family for six months so they have time to grieve together.
"As you know, Tedashii's job takes him from city to city where he performs and blesses thousands of people with his art," a blog post on the ministry's website states. "In this time, we want to offer him the opportunity to stay home with his family, grieve, begin to heal, seek the Lord, be comforted and to comfort. more >>
The Gospel music divisions of Motown and EMI record companies are merging together, The Christian Post learned in an exclusive interview with Pastor Touré Roberts of One Church International in Los Angeles. Although an official announcement was still pending at press time, Robert's church plans to host a concert event featuring artists from both labels Tuesday evening.
"It's awesome to get two big entertainment companies in music who are taking their Gospel divisions and bringing them together," Roberts told CP. "First of all, that's huge. It communicates that just from a corporate perspective the desire for Gospel music and the sense of profitability from labels. There's going to be a lot of resource, backing up music that we all believe in – it's God centered.
"I think it's an exciting time for music and people, and in particular, Gospel artists," he said. more >>