Erica Campbell is kicking off 2015 with a brand-new single, "More Love," released on gospel radio stations around the country this week.
The new song was motivated by today's headlines and feelings of frustration and anger in light of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and injustice that followed. In Campbell's own words, the message "love changes things" is issued in "More Love."
"'More Love' comes from taking the temperature of the times we live in," the singer said in a statement alongside her husband, the song's co-writer, Warryn Campbell. "The sense of frustration, anger that we feel, from the civil unrest and tragic deaths in Ferguson, New York, and around the world. We thought it was important to emphasize the importance of love. Love truly does change things. We believe that." more >>
For the first time in its history, Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral had a United Methodist minister oversee the sacrament of Communion for an Episcopal service.
The Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell of the UMC presided over the Eurcharist, alongside Episcopal clergy at a service on Sunday.
Jason Nelson is glorifying God after his new live album "Jesus Revealed" officially debuted at number one, giving him his first chart-topping record.
Nelson, 40, has been working to make gospel music for the masses for over 10 years and has four albums under his belt. But his fourth seemed to be worth the effort, after the 14-track live recording earned the preacher, singer and songwriter the number one spot on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart this week.
Nelson spoke about the honor of having his first number one record in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. more >>
Carrie Underwood shared an explanation for the runaway success of her latest single "Something in the Water" recently, citing the track's feel-good lyrics.
Released in October, "Something in the Water" has risen to the top of the song charts where it remains perched at No. 1 even today. Underwood said that the song, which heavily incorporates Christian themes of conversion, baptism and keeping the faith, attracts listeners with its "good vibes."
A former Contemporary Christian country singer, who disappeared for years from the Nashville music scene since 2005, has resurfaced as a gay and HIV-positive folk singer.
As HIVPlus Mag reports, singer-songwriter and pastor's son Byron Rice was a mainstay in the Nashville Contemporary Christian music scene for about a decade under the name "Byron Keith." He toured all over the world and released eight albums featuring songs that explained his personal relationship with God, such as his 1997 debut title track "Here Inside My Heart."
After getting married, having kids and going through a divorce, Rice went on a hiatus from the music scene in 2005. After about seven years off from touring, the singer returned to the music scene as an openly-gay and HIV-positive folk singer, using the name Byron Rice. more >>
An editor with a well-established Jewish news publication argues that American Judaism has lessons to learn from Evangelicals and how they approach worship.
In a column published Sunday in the Jewish Daily Forward, contributing editor Jay Michaelson expresses his desire to see the creation of a "Jewish megachurch."
"… [A]lmost all mainline denominations are in trouble: Modern Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. Of course, there are some success stories, scattered around the country, but the predominant story is of a synagogue model in decline," wrote Michaelson. more >>