"Starry Night" singer Chris August married his fiance Katelin Cummings on Saturday, a day that he is pegging the "best day" of his life after salvation.
While everyone flooded social media with posts about which team they were rooting for during Super Bowl 50, evangelist Franklin Graham took the opportunity to share the strong Christian faith of some of the players from both the Broncos and Panthers.
Franklin, who is following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Billy Graham, often uses social media to address mainstream topics through the lens of Christianity. While a fan of football himself and admittedly rooting for his home team the North Carolina Panthers, the minister took a moment to reflect on the faith of some of the men that he respects from both teams competing in Super Bowl 50.
"Did you know that Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl running back Jonathan Stewart puts on more than his shoulder pads, helmet, and uniform before playing football?" Graham wrote on Facebook on Super Bowl Sunday. "Every day he said he puts on the armor of God after he wakes up. Now that's real protection, and we all need it! The Bible says, 'Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.'" more >>
Jeremy Lin is doing more than entertaining North Carolina basketball fans, the Charlotte Hornets point guard has inspired over 2,600 students to stop bullying.
"Can't wait to visit one of the @CharMeckSchools," Lin tweeted last week. "Thanks to the 2600+ students taking a stand against bullying."
The 28-year-old NBA player started a reading challenge in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District through his nonprofit organization The Jeremy Lin Foundation. Instead of just reading books, students will have an opportunity to earn points by taking quizzes and reading articles written by Lin and other celebrities and writers about bullying. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has slammed new school guidelines in Alberta, Canada, that allow children in public schools to pick their own gender identities.
"The cry of many in this generation of Americans is 'inclusivity' and 'tolerance.' It's astonishing, the radical changes that have been made to our Western society in the name of being inclusive and tolerant (but only inclusive and tolerant of certain viewpoints — and not the biblical ones!). Of course, this is most often seen in regard to gay 'marriage,' homosexual behavior, and transgender issues," Ham wrote in an AiG blog late last week.
"Well, this isn't just happening here in America. We're seeing this occur all across the West," he added, linking to Alberta's school guidelines issued by Education Minister David Eggen back in January. more >>
Two time Grammy Award-winner Lecrae wowed both the secular and Christian world in 2014 with his critically acclaimed studio album, Anomaly and now his upcoming book, Unashamed, is revealing some of the things he's had to put up with while on his journey to success.
The Reach Records founder took to Facebook on Wednesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release in May. The lone paragraph the rapper shared features his internal dialogue as he's being introduced by an industry executive:
"'I want you to meet Lecrae. He's a Christian rapper.' 'I know who you are,' they would respond with a patronizing smile. 'I'm familiar with your music.' The awkwardness would grow, and I could almost hear their thoughts: Can I cuss around him? He is about to preach at me, or judge me if I drink this whole bottle of Cristal and stumble out of here? Maybe they don't know if they can be fully themselves around me. Or perhaps they don't think they would like the content of my music or the assumptions behind my music or the worldview I hold. Regardless, they don't want to know more. From that point on, it felt awkward. It was like I was marked." more >>
Daughter of Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins and actress Joy Enriquez, Heavenly Joy, is using her talent and charm to win over Christians' hearts and minds in her single "War."
"You can't have my family, my joy, my peace, my health, my worth and definitely not my Jesus! This means #WAR! My friends and I of all ages are ready for battle! Are you!?" the caption for the new Heavenly Joy video reads.
The new single "War" features pastor and musician Charles Jenkins. Throughout the tune Heavenly Joy can be heard passionately pleading the blood of Jesus to cover every lie of Satan. more >>