Tye Tribbett is on a mission.
When his new show "Joyful Noise" premieres on BET Sunday morning, the gospel music artist says he won't be trying to fill the shoes of the "Bobby Jones Gospel" program that had the time slot for over 30 years. Instead, his focus will be on attracting a new generation.
"My thing was to really make Jesus, gospel and music as cool and relevant as it really is. I want to bring that back in a way that will bring family together, not just youth," the boisterous musician told The Christian Post. "I want to bring families together so they will be inspired because we're going to face some dark days, especially in America. We're going to find strength in knowing all things work together for good and I want the show to be a reinforcement of that truth." more >>
How can anyone have confidence in the Bible's New Testament when it's based on copies of copies of copies? Former legal journalist Lee Strobel shared this common concern when he was an atheist investigating the Bible and hoping that the evidence for the veracity of the Bible would not add up.
During a recent interview with The Christian Post, Christian apologist Lee Strobel shared that he had been an atheist since his teens, and after he married his wife, Leslie, her subsequent conversion to Christianity prompted him to verify claims in the Bible, as well as the authenticity of the ancient copies from which it came. So he consulted a leading theologian to learn about the empirical evidence used to authenticate ancient replicas of the New Testament.
The result is his newly revised book, The Case for Christ, in which Strobel questions New Testament expert Dr. Bruce Metzger about the authenticity of the Gospels. more >>
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 >>
For the second time in a week, Greg Varney, the founding pastor of Light of the Word Christian Center in Topeka, Kansas, has been arrested as his church and family struggle to cope with erratic behavior they believe is being triggered by his ongoing battle with kidney failure.
A report by The Topeka Capital-Journal said Varney was arrested on Wednesday in an encounter with Topeka police who were asked to do a "welfare check."
Topeka police spokeswoman Amy McCarter told the Journal that Varney left an area hospital behaving erratically and was cornered by police at an address on S.W. 10th. McCarter said because he "was resistive to assistance" police had to take him into custody. more >>
There is an edginess out there. A trepidation. A fear. Society seems like straw near a burning match. Combustible.
Anger marches in our city streets.
Anger marks the cable news. more >>
DULUTH, Georgia — Former NFL player and lead pastor of Transformation Church in South Carolina, Derwin Gray, provided Christian leaders from across the country with seven tips for how to build and maintain ethnically diverse congregations.
Gray, who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers during the '90s, founded one of the most successful multi-ethnic church plants in the nation and is the author of the 2015 book, The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World, spoke at the three-day Catalyst Atlanta 2016 conference Wednesday afternoon.
As the conference's theme for this year is unity through "uncommon fellowship," many church leaders came to the conference looking for answers on how they can diversify their churches and take concrete steps to tackle the widely perceived notion that Sunday morning services are the most segregated hour in America. more >>