Tamar Braxton is opening up about bouncing back from having damaged blood vessels on her vocal chords.
Braxton, the 36-year-old singer-songwriter who is currently touring, is admitting that her voice is not always at 100 percent these days.
"Some days it's just not there…I didn't allow myself time to heal, so therefore it's going to take me longer and I'm not ashamed," Braxton said in a Hip Hollywood report recently. "But I can sing my face off at the end of the day." more >>
Trinity Broadcasting Network is set to air a TV special to honor the life of its co-founder, Dr. Paul Crouch, who died on Saturday, but there will be no public memorial service, as per his wishes.
"TBN will broadcast a special celebration of Dr. Paul Crouch's life and legacy Sunday, December 8th, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Pacific) and Monday, December 9th, at 2 p.m. (Pacific)," a TBN announced on Monday.
Crouch was 79 when he died on Saturday, following a decade-long battle with degenerative heart disease. He was born in 1934 in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Assemblies of God missionaries, and earned a degree in theology from Central Bible Institute and Seminary in Springfield, Mo., and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. more >>
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors and Moody Radio Network are partnering in a call for prayer at a broadcast event on Thursday, aimed at speaking out for the persecuted church and calling for a revival.
"This is a special opportunity to pray for followers of Jesus who are suffering simply because of their faith. They do not enjoy religious freedom as we do here in the United States," said Dr. David Curry, president/CEO of Open Doors USA, urging listeners to tune in to the "OneCry Prayer Summit: Praying for the Persecuted Church" broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6-7 pm. CST / 7-8 pm EST.
"During this week there is a global emphasis on prayer for the persecuted church," added Moody Radio Network Senior Producer Joseph Carlson. "We will take this opportunity to seek God for spiritual awakening in America as we learn from and uplift our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ." more >>
Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed published late Wednesday in The New York Times where he strongly challenged President Barack Obama and the American public against a military strike against Syria, a longtime ally of Russia, warning of the likelihood of exacerbating the Mideast conflict to beyond the Syrian border and undermining the authority of the United Nations Security Council.
In his remarks, Putin called upon Americans to exercise "caution" when dealing with Syria, advocating for talks instead of military action.
"The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria's borders," wrote Putin. "A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance." more >>
K-LOVE Radio was just named Station of the Year by Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) at the annual CMB Awards night.
The Station of the Year award is the highest possible honor given by CMB.
K-LOVE President and CEO Mike Novak was also awarded the Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award for being pioneers for Christian music and radio. more >>
Evangelist Greg Laurie marks his 24th year of bringing his large-scale Harvest Crusade events to Orange County on Friday, and the Southern California pastor said he is as excited as he's ever been about bringing the gospel to thousands in attendance and online.
"You might be surprised to know that speaking at these Crusades year after year never gets old to me," Laurie told The Christian Post via email Thursday. "I love to preach the gospel and I love to see how it impacts the lives of people, for time and eternity."
Laurie, who will be the featured speaker for three consecutive nights at Angel Stadium of Anaheim ending on Sunday, said that he knows very well that because of the large number of people attending, chances are high that some people will be facing their eternal destiny before the end of the year. more >>