Gospel

Kirk Franklin Shares Powerful 2020 Message As He Battles Depression & Anxiety  

Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin shared some advice he received for the new year while battling depression and anxiety amid a string of deaths among his friends.
 
"[In] 2019, I experienced a high amount of loss in my life. I went to more funerals in 2019 than I've ever been to in my life. I went to the funerals of friends, the funerals of people's parents and the funeral of people's kids and it was a lot,” the performer took stated on Instagram Friday.
 
Franklin was a support to his pastor, Tony Evans, in the recent loss of his wife, Christian artist TobyMac, who buried his 21-year-old son, and others. The magnitude of loss surrounding Franklin took a toll on him and brought on anxiety.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, January 20, 2020 9:21:00 AM

‘I Still Believe’ Voted No. 1 Romantic Movie Of 2020 By Seventeen Magazine 

The upcoming Christian movie “I Still Believe” has topped Seventeen magazine’s list of the most romantic movies to watch in 2020. 
 
The secular magazine, which has been in circulation for 74 years, reaches millions of young adults and teens each year. For the first time in the magazine’s history, a Christian movie has ranked No.1, selected for its list of the “7 Most Romantic Movies Premiering in 2020.” 
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:33:00 AM

Former Lesbian Turned Minister: 'I Am Not a Mad Black Woman' 

When God called me into ministry in 2006, that which was once a way of life became a message of hope to people who struggled as I had.
 
I didn't always understand where God was leading me, but through many life experiences, the Lord showed me how he would take my trials and use them to reach both families of those who struggle with homosexuality and the strugglers themselves. The impact of the work of the Spirit was so profound on my life that I began equipping ministry leaders, helping them pastor those struggling people more effectively.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:12:00 AM

The Ban of The Netflix Film Depicting Jesus As Gay Has Been Overturned 

Brazil's Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that TV streaming service Netflix must remove a film depicting Jesus as gay.
 
The film, The First Temptation of Christ, infuriated fervent Christians in the country.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Friday, January 10, 2020 8:23:00 AM

South Korean Pastor’s Babybox Ministry Continues: Saves 250 Babies Each Year 

In July, new media company Asian Boss interviewed a South Korean pastor known for starting a ministry in Seoul to save babies from abandonment and death. Pastor Jong-rak Lee gained immense popularity outside his home country after he installed a "baby box" in the side of his home years ago, after vulnerable parents began to leave their babies on his doorstep. A documentary about Pastor Lee, The Baby Box, was made, and not long after, groups in the United States began similar efforts to install baby drop boxes in various locations. 
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, January 6, 2020 11:28:00 AM

1,700-year-old Christian Church Uncovered In Ethiopia Sheds New Light On Spread Of Christianity 

The remains of a 1,700-year-old Christian basilica have been uncovered in Ethiopia, giving archaeologists new insight into when Christianity arrived in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
The Roman-style basilica, from the fourth century A.D., was found in Beta Samati, an ancient town that was once part of the Aksumite civilization, according to a paper published in Antiquity. The remains of the 60 feet long, 40 feet wide building dates back to the time when Christianity became the official religion of the Aksumite empire.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Kirk Cameron Shares Testimony & His Original Plan Was to Become a Doctor 

Actor and producer Kirk Cameron talks about how he went from being an atheist to a Christian on a new episode of The Ben Shapiro Show. He says when he was 17, he met a girl on set of Growing Pains who invited him to church, and from that point on, God started to change him.
 
"I was Mike Seaver on Growing Pains, and everything was on my terms, but I understood that a relationship with God would have to be on His terms—He's the Creator—so I remember praying and asking God to show me the way, and somebody gave me a Bible," Cameron says. "I started to read it; I started to go to church and asked a million questions."
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, December 30, 2019 8:34:00 AM

Netflix’s ‘Gay Jesus’ Comedy Sparks Outrage, 1.8 Million Signatures Opposing It 

A new Netflix comedy that depicts Jesus as being gay has sparked outrage and led to a petition that has amassed more than 1.8 million signatures.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:53:00 AM

Rapper Trip Lee: We Will Struggle If We Believe God Will Always Heal Us 

​Christian rapper Trip Lee says that faith doesn't mean believing God will always do what you want Him to do. It means believing God is good, even when hard times come, as the Bible says.
 
"If we assume ... God will always heal us anytime we have faith, then we're going to struggle," Lee says. "But again, faith is believing that God is who He said He is, and will do what He said He would do. ... In this Word, we see God time and time again be nothing but gracious and holy and good and faithful. This is where we feed our faith."
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:44:00 PM

Christian Singer Jamie Grace Hopes New TV Show Will Inspire Churches to Foster 

Star of the new inspirational TV Show, “The Beverlys,” Christian singer and actress Jamie Grace hopes the series will ignite a passion in churches for fostering and adopting children.
 
“One of the most startling concepts I’ve ever heard and processed is this: If every church in America would commit to one child in the foster care system, there would be no more waiting children,” she said in an interview with Christian Post.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:29:00 AM

New Fossil Discovery Backs Up Genesis & Indicates Snakes Had Legs 

A new study in the Science Advances journal showed that at one point in time, snakes might have had legs.
 
According to Faithwire.com, the discovery of a fossil in Argentina may be helpful in proving the Genesis story of Adam and Eve.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Christian Missionary Film Wins Best Picture at ICVM Crown Awards 

The movie The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story won Best Picture at the ICVM Crown Awards Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. It also won for Best Evangelistic, Best Drama Over $250,000; Best Actor (Stephen Baldwin) and Best Supporting Actress (Aditi Chaengappa). Directed by Aneesh Daniel, it tells the story of a missionary who works with lepers in India and a journalist seeking truth.

 

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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:56:00 AM
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