Hillsong Church Senior Pastor Brian Houston revealed on Friday that his multi-site megachurch based in Sydney, Australia, rarely – if ever – sings the notable contemporary Christian songs "Shout to the Lord" and "Oceans."
In a speech given at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday morning, Houston centered his remarks on the need for churches to be innovative and spontaneous.
"When it comes to influence, predictability is our enemy. Because you never get influence from doing things the way they've always been done," said Houston. more >>
Popular hip-hop artist and Reach Records founder Lecrae sat down with CNN after his passionate plea for social justice at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, to discuss faith and politics in relation to being a successful black man in America.
"Christian is a noun; Christian is a person. I function, I live life as a Christian and me living life as a Christian does not mean I'm a sanitized person. It means that I readily admit that I'm a jacked up person and I need a savior," Lecrae said on a CNN Politics segment.
"Issues are homogenized and so to be a Christian, I'm either this staunch conservative Republican or I'm this tree hugging liberal," Lecrae continued, speaking of his faith. "I think I have to embody it, employ it and live it and hopefully they'll get what I'm saying." more >>
Grammy-nominated singer Crowder had an incredible opening week on the Billboard charts, with his latest project, American Prodigal, landing at No. 1 on the Christian and gospel albums chart, No. 3 on the digital albums chart, and No. 5 on the top albums Billboard charts. All the while his single, "Run Devil Run," continues to gain mainstream attention.
American Prodigal reached No. 12 on the overall Billboard top 200 chart. Ensuring its success, Crowder kicked off the album via a Twitter Music Q&A, exclusive Snapchat content with Spotify, and a performance on "Fox & Friends" where he sang his new song, "Run Devil Run," a song dedicated solely to taunting Satan.
"It is so great seeing and hearing how people are attaching to these songs," Crowder said of the 17 tracks found on the deluxe edition, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "For me, they are obviously deeply meaningful, but they have swagger and are just stupid fun. I'm so happy folks have responded so exuberantly." more >>
Instead of celebrating the success of her album One Way, which is No.1 on Billboard's gospel music charts, Tamela Mann went on Facebook Live Saturday to talk about the death of Terence Crutcher who was shot by a Tulsa police officer last month.
Mann and her comedian husband, David, were emotional when they took to Facebook Live with their son to speak out against the shooting of unarmed black man Terence Crutcher, 40, by police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sept.16. While details are still emerging about Crutcher, who stopped his SUV in the middle of a road, blocking two lanes of traffic and reportedly shouting that his vehicle was going to blow up, local police have revealed that PCP was found inside his vehicle.
Police arrived at the scene after 911 calls were received reporting that "an abandoned vehicle was blocking the street and a man was running away, warning that [the vehicle, left running] was going to blow up," according to local news station KFOR. more >>
Actress Candace Cameron Bure was invited to be a guest speaker at the Extraordinary Women Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, on Saturday where her daughter, Natasha, joined the band for KING & COUNTRY on stage to perform their new hit "Priceless."
It's not the first time Bure and Natasha have crossed paths with for KING & COUNTRY, and the "The Voice" contestant took to social media to share a clip of her recent performance with the two-time Grammy Award-winning Christian band.
Natasha wrote on Instagram: "forkingandcountry I absolutely adore you guys and can't wait till we do this again! #pricelessthemovie, Roanoke, Virginia, you're rad! See you tonight San Antonio!" more >>
Death, addiction and disease plagued The Isaacs during the creation of their latest album Nature's Symphony in 432: A Journey From Pain to Praise, but the Grammy-nominated acoustic band was on a mission to complete the project to showcase the supernatural healing power of God.
The full title of the album, Nature's Symphony in 432: A Journey From Pain to Praise is a literal testimony for the multi-genre band consisting of mother Lily Isaacs and her children, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman as vocalists. Each of the four singers were hit hard with spiritual attacks between the writing and recording of the record that debuted last month.
Spiritual attacks more >>