Justin Bieber Attends HILLSONG Conference in Sydney; Should Christian Mega Pastors Embrace Celebrity Associations?
As the HILLSONG Australia Annual Conference kicked off this past weekend in Sydney, Australia, there was an extremely familiar face in the crowd of worshippers: Canadian pop superstar Justin Beiber.
Americans React with Shock as Charleston Victims' Families Choose to Forgive Dylann Roof for Deadly Shootings
In a week that few in the Christian community will be able to forget, the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting stirred controversy among many that the shooting affected. Of course, while some choose to view the event as simply a race issue, the deeper connotations of the shooting having taken place in the historic Emanual African Methodist Church meant that there are feelings of betrayal, fear and heartbreak in the hearts of fellow churchgoers, as well. However, when many of the Charleston victim's families spoke out last week in favor of forgiveness for their loved ones' killer, activists reacted with shock, and at times, dismay.
Holt International announced today the Every Child Is Beautiful Tour that launches October 1st and will run through November 22nd. The tour will feature artists such as Kutless, Mark Schultz, Rush Of Fools, and will feature David Dunn and Natasha Owens.
Francesca Battistelli's 2014 album If We're Honest has yielded its third consecutive No. 1 single as "Holy Spirit" reaches the top of five charts in an astounding 13 weeks.
Family Force 5 Announce Remix Album 'Time Still Stands'; Release Music Video for 'This is My Year (Matoma Remix)'
Christian rock band Family Force 5 just announced the release date of a brand new remix album for November 6th, Time Still Stands, and it will feature remixes by Matoma ("This Is My Year - Matoma Remix"), Tim Yago ("Time Stands Still - Tim Yago Remix"), and Smile Future ("Let It Be Love - Smile Future Remix")!
Christian & Gospel Artists Praise President Barack Obama for His Rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ [SEE HERE]
Just hours after President Barack Obama addressed the world on the historical decision to legalize same sex marriage in America by exclaiming that “love wins” he took to another podium to eulogize the funeral of Charleston victim Reverend Clementa Pinckney. As the president preached and broke out into worship, popular Christian and Gospel artists took to Twitter with their reactions.
Christian Leaders & Entertainers React to Same Sex Marriage Ruling in America: ‘Christians Are Losing Their Freedom’ [SEE HERE]
America made history today by legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, and many Christian leaders, including Franklin Graham, Donnie McClurkin, and more, spoke out on social media to share their thoughts and the Bible's correlations.
DC Talk Petitioned to Reunite in Charleston, N.C. in Order to Bring 'White & Black People Together' in Christ
It's been 20 years since DC Talk's landmark album Jesus Freak was released, and nearly 15 years since their last performance. With fans clamoring for the trio to do a reunion show, someone started a petition for a noble cause; DC Talk getting back together for Charleston, North Carolina.
Jesus Culture worship leader Kristene DiMarco is set to release her new worship album, Mighty, on July 31.
Same Sex Marriage Legalized: Ray Comfort Takes on Faith & Homosexuality in New Film ’Audacity' [MOVIE REVIEW]
What would happen in this day and age if a Christian had the audacity to warn a homosexual about their lifestyle just as they would to an adulterer or a fornicator? Popular evangelist Ray Comfort has taken on the delicate subject in a new film titled 'Audacity.' Read BREATHEcast's review below: (CAUTION THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS)
Creation Festivals partners Pastor Harry Thomas (Co-Founder and Executive Producer) and Troy Duhon (Executive Producer) are thrilled to announce an exciting new component of Creation Festival Northeast: live streaming! For the first time ever, the evening programming will be live streamed/simulcast.
The current Queen of Gospel, legendary artist Pastor Shirley Caesar garners a new milestone, as an honoree in the Hollywood Walk of Fame's just-announced honorees selected for the class of 2016, to receive a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording, unveiled via www.walkoffame.com (date for star ceremony is pending).
Christian rock band Pillar have finally announced the release of their next album One Love Revolution, and now fans who have been anxtiously waiting for over year can pick it up on August 18.
Aryn Michelle, Female Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the 2014 Gospel Music Association IMMERSE Conference, is prepping to release her debut full-length album DEPTH on August 18, 2015.
Everyone's favorite Christian music superstar TobyMac performed his hit song on "Eye On It" at the K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 and BREATHEcast was there to capture his energetic performance.
Phil Joel's New Band Zealand Worship Release Debut EP; Former Newsboys Bassist Returns to Music on Spotify
Former Newsboys' bassist and vocalist Phil Joel is back with a new band, Zealand Worship, and they just release an album a brand new EP, available digitally from Warner Bros. webstore.
'All Creatures Big and Small' Starring Martin Sheen & Amy Grant Retells Noah Story for Kids on Google Play
New cartoon movie 'All Creatures Big and Small' will see the animal kingdom embark on the journey of a lifetime with its exclusive debut on Google Play July 1st, 2015.
Worship leader Matt Redman newest album, Unbroken Praise, has reached the top spot on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart.
Experimental rock band The Ongoing Concept are taking music to new and creative places just by simply changing their approach, and literally starting from scratch. Their latest album, Handmade, was released on June 16 and is quickly gaining the attention of music fans and media outlets alike.
Sneak Peek of 'Bringing Up Bates' Episode 204; The Big Clan Goes Wild While Visiting an Exotic Animal Rescue Zoo [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]
The Bringing Up Bates series is back with all-new episodes exclusively on UP and In this BREATHEcast exclusive sneak peak we are given a glimpse into episode 204.
Folk Rock Worship Band Parrish Release EP; Husband & Wife Tell Story of Hope & Redemption for All at the Cross [VIDEO]
Napa, California's husband and wife folk/rock worship duo PARRISH has released their debut EP entitled "Parrish". The 6 song EP is an eclectic mix of traditional folk, country and rock, all reminiscent of vintage Americana.
NJ CityFest Shows Will Lead up to Massive Luis Palau Event at Central Park; Jeremy Camp, Danny Gokey, & More to Perform
Northern New Jersey will host two regional festivals over the coming week as part of the lead up to NY CityFest with Luis Palau, a massive free event to be held on the Great Lawn of Central Park this July 11.
Kanye West Illustrates Book Cover for Popular Pastor's New Book 'Sandcastle Kings'; Kim Kardashian Reacts [VIDEO]
Mainstream entertainment went into a frenzy when young pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. married celebrities Kanye West and Kim Kardashian last year. Now People magazine has broke the news that the popular Pastor has a new book and Mr. West illustrated the cover.
Hillsong United Premieres ‘Touch The Sky’ Live Performance From The Capitol Records Tower [SEE HERE]
Check out the new music video of the live performance from Hillsong UNITED for their current single, "Touch The Sky," from their new album EMPIRES. The video debuts today at YAHOO! featuring the group performing the hit song from the rooftop of the historical Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles.
In her new memoir, Getting Real, Gretchen Carlson chose to open up about parts of her past that she considers to be the most painful and difficult. While the news anchor is dedicated to her professional image, she admits that her persona on-air is just a small part of who she is. It is the deep, authentic, and at times surprisingly candid parts of Gretchen Carlson that she wishes to share with readers as she brings them into her life with Getting Real.
Popular CCM and pop-rock singer Plumb stopped by BREATHEcast a few weeks ago to perform the title track of her new album Exhale.
Plumb Performs Acoustic Version of 'Exhale' on BC NEWS
Glee Actress Amber Riley Cast as Lead in Original UP Movie Premiere Based on Inspiring True Story [SEE HERE]
UP announced today that actress/singer Amber Riley ("Glee") has been cast to star - and sing -- in the lead role in the original UP Premiere Movie My One Christmas Wish (working title), an emotional drama inspired by the real-life story of driven, straight-A college student Jackie Turner, whose loneliness during the holidays drives her to post a heartbreaking want ad for a family at Christmas on Craigslist.
Emery Release 'What's Stopping You' Music Video; Final Installment of 'You Were Never Alone' Videos [WATCH HERE]
Christian rock band Emery released the final music video for their album You Were Never Alone today for the song, "What's Stopping You."
Charleston Shooting Narrative a Product of America's Ugly Past? Lecrae Paints a Picture Between Racism, Media, & Evangelicals
Christian rap superstar Lecrae recently expounded his thoughts on the Charleston shooting with an op-ed piece on Billboard, called Charleston Shooting Comes From Deeply Rooted Racism & Injustice, that discussed the narrative humans come up with when dealing with a situation.
Gospel Group Brandon Camphor & OneWay Team Up With Syndicated Radio Program for ‘I Choose You Jesus’ Selfie Campaign [VIDEO]
One of the most exciting young vocal groups on today's musical landscape, Brandon Camphor & OneWay, has partnered with the syndicated radio program "The Nightly Spirit with Willie Moore Jr." for the #ICHOOSEYOUJESUS campaign.
Christian Celebrities Billy Graham, Colton Dixon, Kari Jobe & More Post Sentimental Fathers Day Photos & Messages on Social Media [SEE HERE]
It has become quite the tradition on social media for celebrities to post pictures of themselves with their fathers or children. Some of Christian entertainment's biggest names are following suit. Billy Graham, Kari Jobe, Andy Mineo, Kevin Max and more share touching post and photos on Facebook. See below:
Carman Licciardello to Hold Event for Charleston Shooting; Plans to Give Church 100% of the Proceeds
The shooting that occurred in Charleston North Carolina have left many across the country in a state of shock and horror. Christian entertainer and evangelist, Carman Licciardello, is looking to go straigh to the source of the mourning bring a litle hope and restoration.
Colton Dixon Debuts 'Through All of It' Music Video; Dedicates Song to Charleston Shooting Victims [WATCH HERE]
Popular Christian singer Colton Dixon released his new music for "Through All of It" on FOXNews.com this morning, and also spoke about the Charleston shootings.
Popular New York Church Rallies Behind Young Leader to Help Him Win Contest That Will Relieve College Debt & Impact Community [VIDEO]
College debt can be severely grueling and thanks to SoFi 20 students from all over America are now given the opportunity to have their student loans paid off by SoFi. Contestant Joseph Tillman, a young adult leader at the Brooklyn Tabernacle church, has made such an impression on his community that his mega church has rallied behind him to see that he wins big and continues to impact the community.
Inspirational TV Network UP's 'Dancin’ The Dream' Gets Greenlit; Docu-Series Follows Aspiring Young Dancers as They Pursue Stardom [VIDEO]
UP announced today it has greenlit its first-ever dance docu-series pilot, "Dancin' the Dream." The series will follow eight diverse, highly-talented, young aspiring stars as they go through grueling dance classes to perfect their craft, and reveal the sweat, desire and emotion that goes into their intense training, along with its impact on relationships with family, friends and each other.
Christian Rapper FLAME Gears Up for New Album 'Forward' in July; Record is Followup to 'Royal Flush'
Christian rapper FLAME, is set to launch Forward, his highly anticipated eighth studio recording on July 17, and the record will be produced by SPEC, JR and GROC.
Matt Redman's newest album, Unbroken Praise, debuted this week amongst critical and listener acclaim alongside capacity-filled tour dates, performing for 2,500 in Fort Meyers, Fla. and 2,200 in Orlando, Fla. alone. After it's release earlier this week, Unbroken Praise has sat atop the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Chart.
Taste of Chaos Festival is Back? Thrice, Jimmy Eat World Headline One Day 2015 Return; Tickets on Sale June 22 [DETAILS]
It's no secret that Dustin Kensrue's rock band Thrice is back, but they are further putting an exclamation point on returning with a star studded one day return of Taste of Chaos.
Colton Dixon's 'Through All of It' Music Video Debuts on FOXNews Monday; Catch Preview on 'FOX & Friends' Sunday
Vocal powerhouse Colton Dixon will be premiering his highly anticipated music video for "Through All of It" Monday on FOXNews.com.
David Dunn's 'Crystal Clear' Releases Next Week; Singer Narrows Down 100 Songs to 13 [TRACK LISTING]
David Dunn is releasing the follow up to his EP, Crystal Clear, on BEC Recordings June 23 and it will include familiar songs such as "It Is Well," "Have Everything," and Dunn's successful radio hit, "Today Is Beautiful."
Chris McClarney of Jesus Culture released a live worship album, Everything And Nothing Less, last week and it debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart.
For King & Country Perform LIVE on 'FOX & Friends' This Morning as Part of the Summer Concert Series
Christian fan favorites for King & Country made an appearance on 'FOX & Friends' today to spread their message and music to millions nationwide.
GMA Responds to Charleston, NC Church Shootings with Thoughts & Prayers From Erica Campbell, Jason Crabb, and More
The GMA on behalf of the Christian and gospel music industry mourns the senseless loss of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and his parishioners: Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton and Myra Thompson.
When the news broke this morning that an unthinkable act of racial violence had been committed inside of a Charleston, SC church, people all over the nation looked to Christian leaders for their reaction. At a time when Christians across America are coming together to offer support to those hurting in the midst of this tragedy, artists within Christian music community used their social media platform to offer messages of empathy, unity and hope.