Could the best preacher in New York City come in the form of Bronx rapper Fat Joe?
Hillsong New York City Pastor Carl Lentz may believe just that. While Lentz has ministered to celebrities like pop star Justin Bieber and NBA star Kevin Durant, he recognized the possibility of Joseph "Fat Joe" Cartagena being the city's best preacher.
Monica Brown is including her biblical values in her business ventures by selling shirts with a scripture on them.
The singer, 35, has created an online store to sell merchandise, including The Code Red Collection that coincides with her eighth studio album "Code Red." One of the t-shirts being offered in the online shop features a scripture found in numerous versions of 2 Corinthians 5:7.
"We walk by faith not by sight. Still standing," the shirt reads. more >>
The doors to gospel star Travis Green's church are officially open, welcoming a number of high profile people to worship during its first official Sunday service.
Among the Forward City Church Columbia, South Carolina visitors is Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
Frank Ocean's latest critically acclaimed record, Blond, features the talents of a gospel music legend he has admired for some time – Kim Burrell.
Ocean's song "Godspeed" features vocals from Burrell, vice president of the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ. Burrell, who also serves as the senior pastor of The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church in Houston, Texas, lent her vocals to the song about bidding farewell to a love interest.
This is not the first time that Burrell, a singer in her own right who has made her mark on the gospel music industry, has worked with a secular music artist. She has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Missy Elliott, Puff Daddy, and Whitney Houston. more >>
Replacing the word "God" with "universe" could have an impact in how people who place their faith in science receive the Bible, according to music artist and producer Pharrell Williams.
The super producer's vocals and uptempo track have been featured in a collaboration with gospel musician Kirk Franklin for the song "123 Victory Remix." When promoting the collaboration, both Franklin and Williams appeared on the Beats 1 Radio show, the OTHERtone.
There, Williams shared his opinion about how the world of science and religion could seek to understand one another. more >>
Conservative author and radio personality Glenn Beck will speak at the multi-day American Gospel Celebration headed by Pastor John Hagee in Louisville, Kentucky, next month.
Beck's involvement in the three-day event was announced on Monday, with Hagee commending Beck for his widely syndicated social commentary.
"Beck stands on the front lines of key issues facing America today and speaks boldly about the value of faith and freedom," said Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. "I can think of no one more fitting to join us as we celebrate these two foundational pillars of our nation at the American Gospel Celebration and as we honor those who have sacrificed for us." more >>