Just days after Katy Perry's stupendous Super Bowl Halftime show, the singer's guest performer Missy Elliott revealed how the pair organized the acclaimed concert.
Perry, who was raised in a Christian household with minister parents, cited God when approaching Elliott to appear alongside her during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime event. During an interview on "Sway In The Morning" on Friday, Elliott revealed the conversation with the pop star.
"She said she was a fan of mine, and that meant a lot," the 43-year-old hip hop star recalled of Perry. "I thought I was going to come out and do the record we did together, and she said I want you to do your records. I said, 'Wow.' She said 'God got you here for a reason,' and I am getting emotional… I'm humbly grateful. I'm so humbled I can't even tell you, I've cried and cried and cried, tears of joy, but I've cried." more >>
Carrie Underwood's co-writer on the song "Something in the Water" recently opened up about the faith-filled track, including its impact on listeners across the world.
The hit song has proved to be one of Underwood's most successful tracks since "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and is lending a positive message to audiences with its Christian themes of conversion and baptism. "Something in the Water" was written by Underwood and two of Nashville's best songwriters, Chris DeStefano and Brett James, and according to DeStefano, the track has exceeded all expectations.
"It's very humbling to be a part of it," the songwriter told Taste of Country. "One of the things that's been really exciting for me, I know it sounds crazy, is just reading tweets, and seeing how it's affecting people directly. You're able to really see people's emotions as they're writing on Twitter. It's incredible that it's having such a powerful effect on people. As a songwriter, that is all you can hope for, it to affect people and touch people, and make a difference in their lives, in small ways and big ways." more >>
WASHINGTON — A prominent evangelical leader who attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington Thursday believes President Barack Obama's speech championing religious freedom needs to be put into practice by his administration to end religious intolerance in the United States and abroad.
Obama's speech to the crowd of 3,600 that included the Dalai Lama focused on religious freedom and the need to combat evil actions carried out by militants in the name of religion across the world.
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference who attended the prayer breakfast, told The Christian Post that he respects Obama's spiritual convictions, but nevertheless is a critic of the administration's actions that undermine religious freedom in the U.S. more >>
The presidents from three leading American faith-based universities convened Wednesday to discuss the role of faith-based colleges in an increasingly secular society and agreed that faith-based schools, more so than secular schools, stress the importance of living lives filled with morals, ethics and responsibility to others.
John Garvey of Catholic University of America and Richard Joel of the the New York-based and Jewish Yeshiva University participated in a Wednesday night discussion on the state of higher education and the calling of faith-based universities, which was moderated and hosted by Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr at the National Press Club.
Although all the presidents agreed that that it is imperative for colleges to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a career, what is equally as important and often overlooked by state and secular schools in today's secular environment, is making sure that students are prepared to make tough moral and ethical choices when they are faced with many of life's tough dilemmas. more >>
Multi-platinum band Third Day debuted the lyric video for the song "Victorious" on Tuesday, just weeks before the release of the group's new album.
"Victorious" is the second track off Third Day's forthcoming album, "Lead Us Back," to be released next month. The new song features acoustic guitar, haunting piano rifts and powerful vocals by the group's Mac Powell. The lead vocalist told The Christian Post that "Victorious" was among his favorite songs due to a personal experience with it.
"There is a song on the album called 'Victorious' - I heard a sermon about God being victorious in battle, whether on the field in the Old Testament times or in ourselves with feelings, emotion, and sin and more of a mental thing," Powell said. "God is victorious and helps us become victorious. So that song for me helps me as a believer, that idea carried on onto that song and on the album, and I love singing it." more >>
An elderly British minister was warned by her car insurance company that her auto coverage could be voided because of the Jesus-phrased decals that she put on her vehicle.
The Rev. Wena Parry, a 75-year-old minister of Independent Congregational Church in South Wales who loves to drive around with phrases like "Christ is My Lord," decaled onto her car, told BBC that she was informed in a letter from her insurance provider, Age UK Insurance, that putting such "modifications" on her car violated her auto insurance policy.
"Every opportunity I have I want to tell people about Jesus. I reckon there must at least be a million people who have read the texts on my car and no one has had a problem with it before," Parry said. "But, there might be somebody within that company that hates Christianity." more >>