Gotee Records' newest artist Hollyn was first introduced to the world on the American Idol stage, but after two years of working on her debut album, the young singer is now winning over people's hearts alongside Christian pioneer TobyMac.
The Ohio native was raised in church and music has always had a big influence on her life. Christian music lovers were first introduced to Hollyn on TobyMac's latest album release with the songs "Lights Shine Bright" and "Backseat Driver," which she was also a co-writer on.
As a singer/songwriter, Hollyn co-wrote five of the six tracks on her eponymous debut EP. The edgy inspiring musical piece was produced by Grammy-winning producers Cobra (Dirty Rice and Joseph Prielozny). Cobra also produced two tracks on the award-winning album Anomaly from Lecrae, which explains why Hollyn was able to release her own version of the hip-hop hit by covering Lecrae's Dove Award winning song, "All I Need Is You." more >>
ABC's new comedy "The Real O'Neals," which promises viewers a show about a family that "stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real," is deceiving viewers with its PG rating, according to the Parents Television Council.
The cheeky, no-holds-barred comedy, which makes fun of subjects ranging from pedophilia to divorce to contract killing and eating disorders, was recently praised by ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee as being " … full of family and faith and joy and humor." But not everyone is laughing.
PTC President Tim Winter says the show's over-the-top content exceeds the boundaries of its PG rating and is calling for the FCC and Congress to overhaul the TV Content Ratings System. more >>
Christians should never underestimate the power of Satan and his temptations, the Rev. Billy Graham says in a warning to believers about the the devil's deceptive nature.
Although Satan will always try to convince Christians that his intentions are good, he is in fact "absolutely evil" because "he is absolutely opposed to God and everything God wants to do," Graham explains in a "My Answers" post on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
"Never underestimate Satan's power, and never underestimate his ability to deceive us and make us think he isn't to be feared. In fact, he even deceives some people into thinking he doesn't exist!" Graham continues. "He is not as powerful as God — but he still is a powerful spiritual force who works against God in every way he possibly can." more >>
The Islamic University of Al Azhar, the highest academic center of Sunni Islam, has joined the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Egypt in the fight against the epidemic of female genital mutilation.
Fides News Agency reported that Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II and Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyeb, imam of al-Azhar, signed a joint statement on Monday committing their fight against the many abuses children in Egypt suffer.
Statistics show that more than 70 percent of all Egyptian children suffer some form of abuse or violence within their families and communities, Fides added. more >>
A Christian college based in Pennsylvania is seeking an exemption to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' Title IX rule.
Lancaster Bible College requested the exemption last June due to the current interpretation of Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
President Barack Obama told the graduating students of Howard University they should not engage in the practice of disinviting controversial speakers or disrupting political rallies.
During his commencement speech for the historically black academic institution, President Obama addressed what he described as the apparent current trend of disinviting certain speakers.
"There's been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician's rally. Don't do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths," stated Obama. more >>