VaShawn Mitchell isn't making album sales and Billboard chart placement a priority with his seventh album, Secret Place.
The six-time Stellar Award and two-time Dove Award-winning singer and producer is focused on obeying a call from God to release an international sound with his new album that was recorded during a worship experience in South Africa.
"I believe that in the music industry this album, this body of work, this message, as long as it's released to the world internationally, I will have accomplished what it is God wants me to," Mitchell told The Christian Post. "That's what it's all about. God has given me an international sound that will change this generation." more >>
NEW YORK — Despite its enviable record as the most printed and sold book in the world over the last five decades, less than half of practicing Christians in the U.S. spend serious time engaging with their Bible, according to the American Bible Society, and the rest of the country is even worse.
In a presentation at the Movement Day Global Cities conference at the Jacob Javits Center last Wednesday, Samuel Harrell, director of Project Ignition at the American Bible Society, presented evidence gathered from a six-year assessment of the state of the Bible conducted by the Barna Group which shows that just 18 percent of the American population 18 years and older in general reads the Bible. Of the practicing Christians in that group, only 37 percent engage with their Bible.
"We have been having the honor of walking for a number of years with Barna Group and studying the state of the Bible in America. I know that you and I are feeling the change in the winds and the trends that are affecting us, so you probably had conversations about just what feels very real about the Bible in our culture," Harrell said. more >>
A new report on Americans' attitudes toward socialism says that statements of Karl Marx have more support among millennial than what the Bible says about work and people's right to eat.
Asked if they agree with what Marx said, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need," 64 percent of millennial said, "yes," but only 53 percent said they agree with the statement in the Bible that "if any would not work, neither should he eat," according to a new poll by YouGov and the Washington, D.C.-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
In its first annual report, the foundation said the survey, conducted with 2,300 people, found that some millennials also believe that President George W. Bush killed more people than Joseph Stalin. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure is celebrating the achievement of getting Whoopi Goldberg to pray to God during an episode of "The View" earlier this week.
During a segment on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday, co-hosts Bure, Goldberg, Joy Behar and Jedediah Bila talked about a debate between Fox News host Megyn Kelly and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who sparred over whether sexual assault allegations against former president Bill Clinton — in which he paid former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones $850,000 in a sexual harassment lawsuit case — were as import for the media to cover as allegations of sexual harassment against Donald Trump, who has said his accusers are all liars.
The conversation between the ladies on "The View" led to a discussion about the negative coverage Trump has received in the media until Bure changed the subject to the topic of singer Sheryl Crow, a Hillary Clinton supporter who was a guest on the show Oct. 3, and her petition on Change.org to shorten the presidential campaign season to six months, after what she says has been as an "extremely damaging" 2016 campaign. more >>
A team of scholars is translating the work of a 16th century British theologian from old English into modern vernacular in order to spearhead an intellectual renewal in the contemporary reformed and evangelical Protestant Church.
In just over a year from now, Protestant Christians will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. But according to Brad Littlejohn, founder and president of the Davenant Trust, many Protestants today lack a historical and theologically robust understanding for why they are Protestant and the intellectual resources for engaging public affairs.
To address this disheartening phenomenon, Littlejohn and his colleagues have just released the book, Radicalism: When Reform Becomes Revolution, their modern English version of the preface of Richard Hooker's The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. more >>
Christian conservatives, or the "Religious Right," have become the very people they so ardently warned against, according to the president of the public policy wing of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In front of a crowd of around 400 guests at the Union League Club on 37th street in New York City Monday, First Things held their annual Erasmus Lecture, and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore gave a lecture addressing the question: "Can The Religious Right Be Saved?"
Moore's answer was both yes and no. Some things are worth preserving, while other vestiges cannot die quickly enough. more >>