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NEEDTOBREATHE album ‘Out of Body’ was worth the wait

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Looking for more NEEDTOBREATHE? Well, this well-known Christian rock band recently dropped its seventh studio album, called Out of Body. A collection of 11 songs, Out of Body is a blend of rock and ...

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Jaci Velasquez and Evan Craft join ‘My Faith Votes’ effort

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With the election just weeks away, Christian contemporary music artists Jaci Velasquez and Evan Craft have partnered with My Faith Votes to motivate Hispanic communities to vote. Velasquez, who performed at the ...

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Upper Room Radio celebrates 5th anniversary

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A Topeka radio station is being recognized for going where few radio stations venture these days. Upper Room Radio, which is based in Family of God Church, is celebrating the 5th anniversary ...

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Chris Tomlin teams with country stars for newest album

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It’s easy to make judgments about public figures, according to Chris Tomlin, the award-winning Christian artist. Tomlin said this proved to be true in the process of writing and recording his latest ...

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Skillet lead singer John Cooper armed self to protect family against Kenosha rioters

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John Cooper, lead singer for the Christian band Skillet, says he’s been forced to arm himself to protect his home and family from rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In an interview on Fox ...

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Three ministries team up to sponsor Unite to Fight Poverty virtual concert

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Many of the top names in Christian music will join forces to help children living in poverty because of COVID-19 and other natural disasters. World Vision, Compassion International and Food for the ...

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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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Churchgoers concerned about impact of fallen leaders, survey finds

Several high-profile Christian leaders have abandoned or fallen away from their faith recently. Churchgoers are concerned about not only them but other people they may influence, according to a recent LifeWay research ...

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‘He loved the Lord’ and his country, say tributes for singer Charlie Daniels

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Tributes continue to pour in days after a memorial for singer Charlie Daniels. A funeral service held at World Outreach Church in Tennessee drew hundreds  of friends and family, including legends in ...

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Author of beloved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ overcame racist past

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You’ve likely heard the famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” People the world over love the song. It’s been sung at countless memorial services, civil rights events, and churches. Recently, people in 50 different ...

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Hamilton: a brilliant and inspirational story that makes us fall in love with history

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When we kids of a certain age first learned about the Founding Fathers in elementary school, we could be forgiven if they all sort of blended together in a torrent of knee-length ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Instagram for censoring videos of Christian worship leader

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Sean Feucht, a Bethel Music worship leader and prayer proponent, has been participating in peaceful prayer gatherings around the country. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley this week called out Instagram for blocking Feucht’s ...

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Instagram labels Bethel Music as ‘harmful or false information’

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As the “cancel culture movement” continues to spread across the country, religious leaders are now under attack for simply praying during these tumultuous times. Bethel Music’s Sean Feucht shared several messages on ...

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Vera Lynn, ‘We’ll Meet Again’ World War II sweetheart singer, dies at 103

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Vera Lynn, one of the world’s most famous singers during World War II, has died at the age of 103. Her rendition of We’ll Meet Again became an anthem for hope during ...

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Christian singer Amy Grant undergoes successful heart surgery

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Amy Grant, one of the most well-known and honored Christian singers of the past several decades, underwent heart surgery this week to repair a longtime condition. The surgery reportedly went well according ...

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Easter in August? Sure, it’s right after Christmas in July!

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We all know that Easter falls on various days every year, but never before has it been celebrated as late as August. However, this year the celebration was delayed from the official ...

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Hawk Nelson members offer support to bandmate who now disavows God

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Jon Steingard, former leader of the Christian group Hawk Nelson, recently announced that he no longer believes in God. The other members of the band – Daniel Biro, Micah Keuper and Davis ...

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Little Richard and his surprising faith story

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Rock ’n’ roll icon Little Richard, who died this weekend at age 87, has been heralded by the entertainment industry as a trailblazer whose performances influenced Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ...

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California county restricts singing in livestreamed church services

Mendocino County, Calif., has made it difficult to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. It has banned more than four people singing live and the playing of wind instruments during livestreamed ...

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Black Gospel music needed within evangelical churches

White evangelical churches have a music problem, and I fear it’s getting worse. This year, the National Museum of Gospel Music is slated to open in Chicago. It will rise from the ...

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The story behind ‘It is Well With My Soul’

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Since its creation, millions have turned to “It is Well With My Soul” for comfort. The hymn,  written by Horatio G. Spafford, remains one of the most beloved songs of all time ...

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Sandi Patty has the coronavirus

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As the coronavirus spreads around the world, its impact is reaching well-known public figures. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were in Australia when they were diagnosed with the disease. So, ...

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Elizabeth Anne Mall releases two Contemporary Christian singles

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Kansas native Elizabeth Anne Mall has released two Contemporary Christian singles with producer and sound engineer James Kocian through Firstcom Music.  Firstcom Music is a division of Universal Publishing Production Music that ...

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Coroner rules Christian son of singer TobyMac died of drug overdose

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An overdose of Fentanyl and amphetamines has been ruled the cause of death for Truett Foster McKeehan, 21, son of Christian rapper TobyMac. That from a report from the Davidson County (Tenn.) ...

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A new series to begin at Topeka Performing Arts Center

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The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced Local Live! – a new event showcasing local bands and musicians. The inaugural event will take place Saturday, January 18th at 8pm featuring Topeka’s own ...

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