Two Georgia-based Baptist groups, one predominantly African-American the other largely Caucasian, have agreed to a "covenant of action" aimed at fostering joint mission and charity efforts.
Leaders from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia and New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia agreed to the covenant, which became official earlier this month.
Frank Broome, executive coordinator with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia, told The Christian Post that the covenant of action had its roots in meetings between leaders of the two Baptist groups. more >>
Mainstream rapper DMX has never shied away from sharing about his Christian faith. In episode 3 of N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's "Drink Champs" podcast, the New York rapper ended his interview with a deep prayerful freestyle.
See his freestyle in its entirety below:
"Dear Lord I need to be rescued, no one can get it done except you more >>
New research shows that most pastors who serve small evangelical churches face financial hardships and many are reluctant to open up about their struggles.
The National Association of Evangelicals released a survey on Tuesday, conducted by Grey Matter Research last July, which interviewed 4,249 pastors and found that most face severe financial troubles as they struggle with expenses and debt and don't earn enough to secure long-term financial stability.
"The vast majority of pastors do not have their own radio or TV show, robust church staff, or megachurch attendance," NAE President Leith Anderson said in a statement. "Rather, they faithfully serve in small churches and face financial challenges stemming from student debt, low salaries and medical expenses. And sadly, they often feel they have no one to turn to for help." more >>
Rapper Lecrae warns fans about two major problems people face when they're on a spiritual high, which he describes in detail in his new book, Unashamed.
The Reach Records founder and Academy Award winner took to Facebook on Tuesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release on May 3. In the snippet the rapper describes his initial reaction to getting saved and what he has since learned from his behavior:
I had finally been set free, but I was about to find out if I could live free. A person can be removed from slavery in an instant, but it takes a lifetime for slavery to be removed from a person. more >>
Beyonce's new album Lemonade, was released over the weekend on Tidal to rave reviews. Along with the music, HBO aired the entertainer's visual album, which was not just an artistic display of heartache, betrayal and forgiveness, but also provided insight into the megastar's skewed perception of spirituality as it relates to Christianity.
The highly publicized cinematic album is loaded with clips of black women empowerment, superstar cameos and the artistically genius yet disturbing visual interpretation of Beyonce's painful journey through infidelity and forgiveness in her marriage to rapper Jay Z. In the hour long film, the Houston, Texas-native takes fans along her journey to redemption after betrayal.
Starting with intuition the movie navigates through denial, anger, apathy, emptiness, accountability, reformation, forgiveness, resurrection, hope and redemption. more >>
Popular rockstar Bono and retired Presbyterian Pastor Eugene Peterson have teamed up to release a new documentary about the two men's unlikely relationship and a conversation they had on the book of Psalms.
Bono, the frontman for the legendary rock band U2, and Peterson, the author of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, released the 20-minute documentary titled "Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms" on Tuesday. The documentary was released through the California-based Fuller Theological Seminary's new media venture "Fuller Studio."
The video starts off by showing a 2002 video of the Ireland-born Bono, who often quotes passages from The Message during concerts, thanking Peterson, on behalf of himself and other U2 band members, for the translation work that he has done. more >>