Lauren Daigle, Danny Gokey and for King & Country were the big winners at last night's 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry stage.
Christian music's new star female artist Lauren Daigle received both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, while Danny Gokey took home Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single. And for KING & COUNTRY were honored with Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year.
The K-LOVE Fan Awards, hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West, are based on fans voting for their favorite artists to be nominated and also picking the winners for each of the seven award categories. The Awards night was kicked off by the Ultimate Experience Weekend on Friday, June 3, which is an annual weekend packed with performances and activities leading up to the award show dedicated to the radio station's beloved fans. more >>
National Gun Violence Awareness Day reminds us all just how devastating a firearm is when it is used to maim or kill a human being.
Whether you consider a gun to be a weapon or a "tool," it is different from a knife, a club, or a shovel. A gun is specifically engineered to be lethal and it leaves very little room for escape. Even a small semi-automatic handgun can kill multiple people within seconds, not to mention what a rifle with a full magazine can do.
Gun violence also inflicts more than one form of suffering. It goes without saying that victims sustain irreparable bodily damage or loss of their lives. Their loved ones experience the agony of having someone dear to them disabled or ripped away forever. Individuals, families, and whole communities are left fearful and anxious. more >>
The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced her resignation over the group's support for President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive.
Maya Dillard Smith resigned from her position Thursday, stating that she came to the conclusion that the ACLU's support for the directive came at the expense of women's privacy rights after her daughters shared a bathroom with three transgender women.
Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin encourages Christians to smile although they will face rejection and closed doors due to their faith.
Franklin has always aspired to expand beyond the four walls of the church and his recent album, Losing My Religion, is a reflection of that. Franklin has managed to spread his message into the mainstream music industry, but he says because he's a Christian artist, he will face rejection and will only be able to go so far.
In his latest Facebook post, Franklin shared part of the scripture found in 1 John 3:1. "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." Then Franklin highlights the next part, "The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him." more >>
Real Life Church in Valencia, California, and a local chapter of Young Life will be hosting "A Night to Remember" prom for students with special needs on Saturday.
Danny Caudillo, a spokesman for Real Life Church, told The Christian Post that Young Life Capernaum was one of five organizations the congregation chose to partner with this year as part of their 'Out of the Box' initiative "because we have seen what an impact it can make in these children's lives."
"Our sister church, Mission Church in Ventura, California, has put this event on for years, and we wanted to model our event after theirs," he explained. more >>
As thousands mourn the death of Harambe the silverback gorilla that was killed to save a young boy's life, the Rev. Franklin Graham used the incident to point out how people get upset and emotional about an animal being killed but don't have the same reaction about the 125,000 babies aborted each day.
In Facebook post on Wednesday, Graham shared The Blaze's article about the incident titled, "While You Were Crying Over a Dead Ape, 125,000 Babies Were Just Murdered." Graham highlighted the double standard of those who are more concerned with the life of an animal than the lives of humans, who God created in His own image and likeness.
Harambe the gorilla was fatally shot on May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy managed to get into the gorilla enclosure. The zoo keepers decided to put him down because the 17-year-old, 400lb gorilla confronted the boy and began "violently dragging and throwing the child," according to a statement from Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Marc Monahan. more >>