The new studio album from world-renowned modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, Facing a Task Unfinished, debuted at No.4 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and at No.4 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel chart. This marks the Gettys' highest-ever debut on the Billboard chart.
In addition, Facing a Task Unfinished, which went on sale June 17, debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Retail Praise/Worship chart and No.1 on the UK's Official Chart Top 20 Christian & Gospel Albums.
The Irish couple has impacted the world with their powerful hymns and worship songs, and now for their first album since 2012, they teamed up with internationally renowned music artists Chris Tomlin, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, and popular South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. more >>
An Indiana pastor who was arrested in Kentucky earlier this month for allegedly seeking sex with a minor, killed himself one day before he was due in court for a second preliminary hearing, police say.
The body of 46-year-old David James Brown, the senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found in a storage unit in the suburbs of Atlanta on Monday.
According to Cobb County Police, Brown hanged himself inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, Georgia. His death is being investigated as a suicide by asphyxiation, as police have not found any evidence of foul play. more >>
Saddleback pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says small congregations can play a significant role and should not be viewed as less valuable because of their size.
"There is no correlation between the size of a church and its significance," Warren said at the Purpose Driven Conference at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, this week, according to Pastor Randy Craft of Saddleback Newport Mesa. "God is responsible for the quantity of your ministry; you are responsible for the quality."
This is the first Purpose Driven Conference to be held in the United States in 10 years, following the 2006 conference that was attened by more than 2,900 church leaders. more >>
A new Church of England-associated school has been forced to go on "lockdown" as it faces outrage from parents and students for removing a cross from its student-designed school logo.
According to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, parents and students are furious with Oak CE Primary School in the Crosland Moor district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire after school officials decided to redesign the school logo by scrubbing out a cross featured in the logo.
The primary institution, which is funded by the state and governed by both the Kirklees Council and the Church of England, opened on May 3 as a result of a merger between three preexisting schools. more >>
After making headlines last week for saying Donald Trump is a "baby Christian" who has accepted a relationship with Jesus, evangelical leader James Dobson has emphasized that even though the Republican nominee is still maturing in his Christian walk, that is no reason to not vote for him and give Hillary Clinton the power to "run the world."
After the presumptive Republican presidential nominee met with over 900 evangelical leaders in New York City last Tuesday, Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk radio, said during an interview with Pastor Michael Anthony of GodFactor.com that Trump "did accept a relationship with Christ."
While most sports fans will remember former University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball history, the fallen legend will be remembered by those closest to her as a woman who built her life's successes around her love for Christ.
The 64-year-old Summitt, who led the Lady Volunteers to 1,098 wins and eight national titles over her 38-year coaching career, lost her five-year battle with Alzheimer's Tuesday morning and the news of her death spread sorrow and grief all over the world.
Even though many will remember Summitt as being the instrumental figure who helped push women's college basketball out from the shadows of the men, she leaves behind a legacy of devotion, loyalty and faith that might get lost in the translation of such a profound and influential career. more >>