This TV Producer Is On A Mission To Help Kids Discover God 

TV producer Cliff McDowell is on a mission to inspire kids to learn how to pray, form a relationship with God and cope with common childhood struggles.
McDowell is the creator of “Sea Kids,” a new animated show for children as young as preschool that he believes will have a profound and positive impact.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:13:00 AM

How a Near-Death Experience Led a Gay Drug Addict to Become a Spirit-Filled Pastor 

Joshua Reyes didn't want to be remembered as a "crazy club kid" who died on drugs. After an overdose of Ecstasy in 2011, the Holy Spirit overwhelmed Reyes, and he dedicated himself to the Lord for a kingdom calling that touches many daily.
Now the pastor of SoulFire Revival Center in Mercedes, Texas, Reyes is zealous to let others know that, through Christ, they deserve a second chance in life—a chance to leave behind a legacy of winning souls for the kingdom. His new podcast, the "Legacy Podcast" on the Charisma Podcast Network, helps believers challenge themselves to understand their place in the body of Christ.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:09:00 AM

The Unrestricted Music Ministry Of Yolanda Adams 

The actress, former radio host, and singer reflects on her 30-plus unapologetic music career, fashion in the church and more.
Since the beginning of her career, gospel legend Yolanda Adams has accomplished an enviable feat for artists in the genre the Queen of Contemporary Gospel is respected and still sought after in both the genre and secular music world, but seemingly without the criticism and pushback her peers like Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary have faced at various times for straddling the two. We’ve marveled at the Grammy-award winner and radio host for her “She is serving - Wait, can she wear that?!” fashions and Ebony Fashion Fair model realness. And Yolanda, as a person, seems connected to “the world” in a way that may leave some church kids clutching pearls. But the Houston native (Houston clearly only produces real ones) didn’t grow up under the same strict doctrines as some of her gospel peers and her less restricted understanding of obedience in faith has made her incredibly open, accessible and connected.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, September 16, 2019 8:55:00 AM

New Barna Study: Religion Can Be a Wellness Tool For Anxious Young Adults 

Lieryn Barnett sometimes is so depressed, all she wants to do is sleep, she said. 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:48:00 AM

Former Drag Queen Shares How Holy Spirit Healed His Gender Dysphoria 

Kevin Whitt received plenty of praise and admiration as a drag queen. People treated him like a celebrity when he performed as a woman.
But when another drunk transgender man at a bar invited him to church, Whitt had no reason to say no. He thought the man was joking, but the following Sunday morning, Whitt woke up to the man honking outside his house.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:51:00 AM

In New Mexico Town, Single Parents Get Free Rent & Benefits—if They Go to Church 

Biatriz Larez knows what it's like to struggle to feed her family.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:49:00 AM

16 Percent of Christians Think the Church Should Apologize for American's Racist Past 

According to a new study undertaken by Barna research group, just a tiny fraction of the American church feels obliged to repent of the country’s racist past.
In Barna’s latest publication entitled, “Where Do We Go from Here?,” just over 1,500 practicing Christians were asked what they believe should be done to make amends for the decades of racist history that plagued the United States.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:45:00 AM

This Young Evangelist Tried to Run From God But The Holy Spirit Spoke to Him in a Nightclub 

Jordan Morris got saved at 7 years old and was baptized with the Holy Spirit at 10. By the time he was 11, he was preaching the gospel to kids in his school. But a couple years later, something happened in Morris' heart—and he started pulling away from God.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, August 12, 2019 7:32:00 AM

LifeWay Research Survey: Christians Are Conflicted on Whether They Need Other Believers to Develop Their Faith 

A LifeWay Research survey revealed conflicting views on whether Christians believe they need community for their faith.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Friday, August 9, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Francis and Lisa Chan Share the Secret to a God-Honoring Marriage 

In January, Francis and Lisa Chan celebrated 25 years of marriage. Francis says the secret to having a God-honoring relationship—more than communication or any relational tips—is first being deeply in love with God. That opens the doors to be a giver, not a taker, with your spouse.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:27:00 AM

Chance the Rapper Says His Wife's Decision to Remain Celibate & Get Baptized Changed His Life Too 

Hip hop artist Chance the Rapper has revealed that his life was completely transformed for the better following his wife’s faith-filled decision to abstain from sex and to get baptized.
The popular Chicago-based rapper opened up about his marriage on an Apple Music podcast, hosted by rapper, Nicki Minaj.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:59:00 PM

Katy Perry & Record Label To Pay $2.78 Million for Copying Christian Rap Song 

Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Friday, August 2, 2019 10:48:00 AM
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