After two decades of being a country music icon, Garth Brooks won the entertainer of the year award at the 50th annual CMA Awards Wednesday night.
Pop singer Taylor Swift presented Brooks with the award after acknowledging her own journey to Nashville stardom. Before Brooks took to the stage, he gave hugs to the other nominees including, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban.
"I want to thank God for this," said the singer as he clasped the translucent award shaped in the CMA insignia. more >>
Hollywood actress Meagan Good says her Christian faith is a part of every aspect of her life, including her workout regimen.
The "Code Black" actress has shared both her Christian faith and exercise routines with fans on social media for some time. Now, she is revealing one Bible verse that keeps her motivated during her workouts.
Despite her jovial persona, media tycoon Oprah Winfrey says she's endured some tough moments in her lifetime, and gives credit to Bishop T.D. Jakes for getting her through one of the "lowest" points in her life.
When Jakes took to Twitter to share his sermon titled "Save the Scraps," on Oct. 26, Winfrey re-tweeted the message to her 34 million followers, saying, "This sermon helped me when I was at my lowest! And."
Jakes' sermon delved into the subject of waiting for God to structure something accordingly before He can provide people with miraculous blessings. more >>
After years of being on an emotional roller coaster in the NBA, Jeremy Lin says he's finally happy in his career as the Brooklyn Nets' point guard and appreciates the opportunities God has given him.
The 28 year old is no longer the short-lived phenomenon or backup point guard that many have come to know him as over the past four years. After being traded, picked up and released from the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets, Lin has a reason to be overjoyed in Brooklyn.
Lin has finally been given an opportunity to lead a team as a starting point guard running the floor, and said in an interview with Slam magazine: "To have this role, I'm so excited I can't even really explain just how happy I am. There are days where after we work out or play pickup or whatever, I'm just like, man, it feels natural. I'm a leader. I'm a starting point guard. more >>
Popular gospel icon Kirk Franklin threw his clout behind the movement for racial justice at the recently held 47th annual GMA Dove Awards show in Nashville, Tennessee, when he urged Christian artists in an impassioned plea to help him promote racial healing.
"I want to say something to everyone in a spirit of humility, a spirit of meekness, and a spirit of Christ-like love, outside of this building, there is chaos and calamity in the world, and there's so much hurt and distrust and I have a lot of friends in this room of many different shades and colors that I've walked out life for the last 23 years with. Great men and women in the contemporary Christian community," he began as he slowly broached his speech about the racial divide.
"And to all of us, I do not like that the world is controlling the narrative. It should be us controlling the narrative. Whether it's bad preachers, bad police, bad politicians, we have the spirit of redemption when we speak," he said. more >>
The Jeannie Ortega of today, a devoted wife and Christian recording artist debuting her upbeat and lyrical first full-length Christian studio album, Love Changed Me, isn't the Jeannie Ortega of yesterday. Her turbulent childhood and her walk with Christ have shaped someone altogether new.
From thoughts of suicide, exposure to a religion that involved witchcraft, and being surrounded by an entertainment industry riddled with sex and drugs, Ortega would not allow Satan to distract her from the true purpose that God had for her life — not even the enticements that might accompany a Billboard Top 25 pop star with a certified gold song.
A major distraction in Ortega's life was the religion Santeria, a form of witchcraft that originated in Africa that involves the conjuring of spirits through chanting and the offering of sacrifices like food and drink. As a child the religion had been a significant part of Ortega's family life and was a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Faith, however, would lead Jeannie down a different path. more >>