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VIA EURWEB: A former NFL defensive lineman has put his skills to use in the pulpit. Delles Ray Howell performed six seasons as a defensive back with the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets. Now he’s known as Rev. Howell to his 150 New Light Church members in a Louisiana town east of […]

(New Orleans, LA)  —  Some 30-thousand Lutheran teenagers are in New Orleans to worship, build hope and promote justice.  The Christian Post reports the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Youth Gathering has seen about 12-thousand young people loaded onto buses and taken to service projects all across New Orleans.  The theme of the event, “Jesus, […]

VIA NEWSONE: The media continues to run blaring headlines questioning the custody of Michael Jackson’s children, Joe Jackson’s charges of homicide, and speculation over control of the multi-million dollar estate. Yet, one of the most important aspects of Michael Jackson’s legacy is conspicuously under-reported — his humanitarianism, specifically his affinity for Africa. Jackson’s first visited […]

VIA ELEV8: With this her third gospel project, Coko seems to be settling more more into the fabric of the gospel community. Her latest rendering, The Winner In Me, which was released this week captures an array of songs for all ages. The lead single, “Wait,” caught my ear prior to my even knowing that […]

VIA EURWEB: While most of America waits to see if and when the first family will choose a church home in Washington, The White House has reported that First Lady Michelle Obama will handle all inquiries about the matter. More than a year ago President Barack Obama officially resigned from Trinity United Church of Christ […]

VIA EURWEB: A Chicago priest has called on local and national law enforcement to help stop deadly gun violence that has claimed young lives almost daily in the Windy City. Calling it an epidemic, Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Catholic Church said “Swine flu is a possibility that it could get worse. Gun violence […]

VIA EURWEB: The multi-talented Michelle Williams will be one of the celebrity judges this season for Gospel Dream, the popular American Idol®- style talent show on the Gospel Music Channel. Williams may be best known as a former member of the Grammy-award winning Destiny’s Child with Beyonce’ Knowles and Kelly Rowland. Since then she has […]

A Catholic pro-family group has launched a pro-traditional marriage crusade in three states. Volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property are working in New York, Maine and Rhode Island. In a statement, TFP spokesman John Ritchie called same-sex marriage, quote, “morally wrong, sinful, offensive to God and a violation […]

(Undated) — “Purpose Driven Life” author and Pastor Rick Warren can now be followed on Twitter. According to the Christian Post, Warren told his network of pastors, quote, “My staff tried to get me to start using Twitter to communicate three years ago but it seemed like a narcissistic time waster to me.” He said […]

Vickie Winans will share her testimony this August on her new album, How I Got Over. Learn more about the new music here.