via Hallels/Blessing Harper: Growing up and being baptized in a Southern Baptist Church back in the day was MIley Cyrus. Now she is sharing why she left the church. Cyrus revealed that it was because of the church’s stance against homosexuality that deter her to stay away from the church. The 27-year-old shared: “I was also […]

  via EEWMagazine: Former NBA star Lamar Odom, who calls himself “a walking miracle” after being found unconscious with a cocktail of drugs in his system in a Nevada brothel in 2015, just told the world he gave his life to Christ. The 39-year-old, who publicly battled drug, alcohol, and sex addiction, made the announcement […]

via newsday: Grammy-winning hip-hop star Kanye West brought his Sunday Service Collective — a 150-voice gospel choir accompanied by nine musicians — to Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens for a rousing musical tribute extolling God. West danced, smiled and sang a bit, but said little on Sunday. As Greater Allen’s third and last service of the day was drawing […]

via EEWMagazine/Rebecca Johnson: If you think Christian platitudes and generic encouragements will yank someone out of depression’s grip, a GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel and R&B singer, who personally battles depression, says you’re wrong. “Your churchy clichés do NOT work when it comes to depression or other mental illnesses,” said Michelle Williams, 40, who sought inpatient treatment […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Will Tom Joyner be at church this Sunday!! In Tom Joyner‘s world, gospel artists visiting the Red Velvet Cake Studio counts as church. Over the years, gospel artists like David and Tamela Mann have contributed to many Sunday no-shows for Tom but according to the couple… those days are over! CLICK HERE to read the full […]

via EEWMagazine/Tabitha Houghton // EEW Magazine Inspiration: When life is unstable, honestly, you feel stressed. Despite knowing God and doing your best to stay positive, uncertain times make positivity extraordinarily difficult. But leave it to Bishop T.D. Jakes, known for motivating millions worldwide with his charismatic preaching, to put an encouraging spin on change and […]

viaTheChristianPost: Despite belonging to a church-attending family, 24-year-old Danielle De Guzman is among the many American millennials who struggled throughout adolescence to find relevance and trust in the church or Christianity. After high school, she would at times still attend her parents’ large church in Collin County, Texas, but admits that she would just sit […]

via FirstLadyB: Actress Meagan Good is married to a preacher, but you won’t catch her in church every Sunday. On a recent episode of the D.L. Hughley Show on TV One, Meagan Good revealed she doesn’t attend church often, because her experience with “church folks” hasn’t been that good. “I do [go to church]. Not all the time, though, because, if I’m being […]

via Halles: More Black young adults than their white counterparts are dropping out of Protestant churches, according to a new study by a Nashville-based research company. Almost 75 percent of young Black adults told LifeWay Research that they took a break from attending church regularly for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, Religion […]

via BreatheCast: Several pastors voiced their support for Justin Bieber after the singer asked fans to pray for him because he is “struggling a lot.” But he also acknowledged that “God is faithful” and “prayer really works.” The 25-year-old pop star wrote on Instagram Sunday that he’s “just feeling super disconnected and weird” and that this is […]

via TheChristianPost: Those who identify with a religious group and regularly attend worship services tend to be happier and more civically engaged than those who do not, a new Pew Research Center survey has found. A Pew Research Center report released Thursday on religion and well-being found that religious attendance — rather than religious affiliation — was […]

via BCNN1: It’s no secret that a legion of R&B singers trace their musical origins to the church, the aesthetics of spirituals, gospel and the blues forming the bedrock of sounds that have invigorated soul, rock, pop, and other genres. Here are some of the artists whose sounds were formed in spiritual sanctuaries. Aretha Franklin Daughter […]