Centricity Records' newest female sensation, Lauren Daigle, released the deluxe edition of her hit album How Can It Be on May 6, and the young singer is defending her generation as she quickly becomes one of the hardest working millennials in the Christian music industry.
Daigle recently received her first Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" at the 58th Grammy Awards and has been reigning at the top of the charts. Her album has spent more than five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. She earned her first No. 1 single spot on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart with "Trust in You" in March.
Now on the Hillsong UNITED Empires tour, Daigle is the fastest selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the last decade. Her unique sound and eclectic taste in music has made her who she is today. more >>
Experts believe that if the Obama administration successfully forces public schools across the country to grant transgender students access to bathrooms and locker rooms designated for the opposite biological sex, it could lead to an increase in the number of students who are homeschooled or attend private schools.
Last Friday, the departments of Education and Justice sent a directive to all public school districts in the United States telling them that they must allow transgender students into bathrooms, locker rooms and showers that are consistent with their gender identity. If school districts refuse, they could be at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal education funding.
A number of conservative states and school districts have already indicated that they won't obey the edict and will contest in court if the federal government tries to enforce it. Meanwhile, other school districts will obey the order and let biological boys into girls bathrooms, showers and locker rooms, and vice versa. more >>
At least five states have so far indicated they will contest an Obama administration directive sent to all United States public school districts that tries to coerce them into allowing students to access bathrooms based upon their gender identity rather than biological sex.
The departments of Justice and Education warned school districts last Friday that if they don't allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, they could lose millions in federal education funding.
Even before the administration's order was sent out to the school districts, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asserted Thursday night during his speech at Texas' GOP Convention in Dallas that he will work to fight any attempt at coercion from the Obama administration on the transgender bathroom issue. more >>
Theologian John Piper is weighing in on Target's controversial bathroom policy that allows customers to use restrooms and fitting rooms based on their gender identity rather than birth sex, saying he would avoid using a gender-open restroom even if it were marked for men.
In a podcast posted Monday on his website DesiringGod.org, the pastor elaborated on his position, saying he would avoid gender neutral restrooms, if he could.
"If I were there and if I had to [use a gender-open restroom], I would — just like I would stop on the highway if I had to," Piper said. "But I wouldn't if I didn't have to." The Bible scholar explained that he wouldn't use such a restroom in order to maintain a clear conscience, and to acknowledge God. more >>
Columbia Records has announced signing of hip-hop artist Lecrae and his record label, Reach Records.
Lecrae's latest album Anomaly, released on his own Reach Records label debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and has garnered recognition in mainstream hip-hop.
"The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre's conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration," Colombia Records said of Lecrae in a statement shared with The Christian Post . more >>
Despite low ratings and backlash from media watchdogs over its adult-content aimed at children and teens, the ABC network has renewed its new comedy series "The Real O'Neals" for a second season.
Those figures were down significantly from the show's two preview episodes, which garnered a 1.8/6 rating in 18-49 with 6.3 million viewers overall. more >>