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 >>
A deputy at a Georgia prison who was fired for hosting a Bible study with former inmates has said that he will not pursue legal actions against his former employer.
Josh McCuen, a former sheriff's deputy who worked at the Hall County Jail, told The Christian Post about his ministry, Revival 172.
McCuen, whose leading of a Christian study and nonprofit known as Revival 172 contributed to his termination, explained that he felt called to pour what he could into the ministry. more >>
Marcus Borg, a scholar popular for participating in the Jesus Seminar, died at the age of 72 last Wednesday.
His publisher HarperOne said the cause of death was related to his long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He died at his home in Powell Butte, Oregon.
Borg was known for being a pioneer in what is labeled by some as progressive Christianity, and he participated in the Jesus Seminar around 30 years ago where a group of scholars gathered and challenged many of the statements made by Jesus found in the Bible with the claim that they were dreamed up by his followers or were meant to be metaphors. more >>