"The Sing Off" competition show produced by Mark Burnett premieres Wednesday night on NBC and will feature groups of acapella singers competing for a chance to win $50,000. Melissa Green, a worship pastor and former member of the Christian contemporary group Avalon, will be competing on the show with the prison outreach group Timothy's Gift.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Green said she went to a casting interview for the show after a friend encouraged her to try out.
"'The Sing-Off' was casting and a friend of mine who knew that I did this said I should audition," Green told CP. "I said I'd do that, but I want to come and represent the prison outreach that I'm a part of. And they loved the idea of it, so I took five other girls that traveled with me to prison, we went and auditioned and NBC loved it." more >>
Rihanna glorified God after becoming the new creative director for Puma in Herzogenaurach, Germany on Tuesday.
The "Diamonds" singer posted several photos to Instagram announcing her new position at Puma from the company's headquarters where she tackled her first creative session with the design team. Ahead of signing the dotted line with Puma, Rihanna took a moment to thank God for the unique business venture.
Jim Bob Duggar has spoken out about the recent efforts to remove his show "19 Kids & Counting" from TLC due to what are believed to be homophobic comments and actions.
"We love everybody, but we don't always agree with them," the Duggar patriarch said at a press conference on Nov. 21. "They won't succeed. Our show is the number one show on TLC. We love everybody. It's a small group creating this fuss. All it has done is give us more exposure. We've gained 50,000 Facebook fans last week. God is expanding our border through the national media."
The Duggar family, which is known for its religious beliefs and large size, have been on TLC for six years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. In recent weeks, they have come under fire for taking part in a political movement to keep transgender people out of public restrooms and then removing photos of same-sex couples kissing from their Facebook page. However, the Duggar family remains firm in their commitment to God and to spreading the message of God's love to the public. more >>
Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest celebrity to allege that Bill Cosby had an inappropriate interaction with her while the comedian's daughter is coming to his defense.
Cosby, the 77-year-old comedian who became popular on the 1980s and 1990s family sitcom "The Cosby Show," has recently been the subject of media scrutiny due to the rising number of allegations brought against him. Lately, a number of women have come forth, alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted them years ago.
While many women claimed Cosby drugged and raped them, Gifford's story is a bit different. The 61-year-old t.v. host, actress and singer spoke on the "Today" show about a time in the 1970s when Cosby attempted to kiss her. more >>
In light of Christmastime, "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson and his family bought a house for a family in need at their church recently.
During a special Christmas-themed episode, the 68-year-old patriarch announced that his family would be providing a home for an old family friend this season. First, Phil's son Willie shed light on the 40-year friendship between his family and the Lewis's – an African-American family that attends their church.
"I thought we could be the secret Santa and get a special gift for a special person," Willie said as the Roberton family opens Christmas gifts during the episode, entitled "A Home for the Holidays." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham says Christians should never deny Jesus Christ in order to spare their lives from slaughter by terrorists, such as ISIS, and further asserts that doing so would be a betrayal against martyrs who stood strong for their faith, despite persecution.
"Christians have been martyred going all the way back to the Romans when they fed them to the lions. We would be betraying every person who stood for their faith, who stood for Jesus Christ, if we turn our back on Jesus Christ. … I think we take a stand for our faith," Graham said on Fox News' "The Kelly File" when host Megyn Kelly asked if Christians should lie in order to save their lives when confronted with death at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
Noting that Christians who live in countries where they're the religious minority are the most persecuted people in the world, Kelly commented on a story about four Iraqi Christian children who were beheaded by ISIS militants after they refused to convert to Islam, a story reported by The Christian Post earlier this month. more >>