Where is Debbie Friedman, now what we really need her?
(RNS) — 'This idea that we need to be at war with each other over worship styles, I find ridiculous,' said center director Brian Hehn.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat.
LONDON (RNS) — 'It is because we are Christian that we do this. Not because we want to dilute or deny our faith,' said Paul Northup, the festival's creative director.
Christian rapper Propaganda's new album only mentions "God" in one song. He focuses on racism and injustice instead.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A glut of organs up for grabs is in part a consequence of declining church membership across denominations.
We don’t expect religion to make shocking news unless there are sex or financial scandals in the world of the church, synagogue, etc. Add to that theological controversies over the beginning of things (think of headlines about evolution) or the end of things (think apocalypse, be it nuclear or otherwise). Yet whoever consistently sights the religious scene knows that worship is a hotly contested phenomenon among those who “practice” religion, or who are “observant.”
(RNS) A sampling of Prince's more religious songs.
(RNS) One organist had to decline three out of four invitations to play the instrument on Easter Sunday: 'I simply can only sit on one organ bench at a time.'
(RNS) The album was initially part of a larger project to explore world religions on several albums. But President Trump's travel ban and the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment prompted Ben Lee to bring out a solo album about Islam first.
(RNS) Perhaps the performance richest in religious imagery was Beyonce's, which evoked iconography of the divine mother from several faith traditions.
(The Conversation) Sacred music has a unique ability to engage both body and mind. It brings people together in expressing gratitude, praise, sorrow and even protest against injustice.
(RNS) 'Give people a song to sing, something to say, in the midst of deep hurt and darkness and not knowing which way to turn,' he says.
(RNS) Jonathan Cain will release his solo Christian album, 'What God Wants to Hear,' Oct. 21 on Identity Records.
This public display of faith in conjunction with his other shenanigans raises questions about whether it's helpful for celebrities to broadcast their faith.