IS this a scriptural term? Who are they? How do you classify someone as a spiritual father? Why not spiritual mentor? Why call them Father? Post your comments

The Rev. Paul Earl Sheppard had recently become the senior pastor of a suburban church in California when a group of parishioners came to him with a disturbing personal question. They were worried because the racial makeup of their small church was changing. They warned Sheppard that the church’s newest members would try to seize […]

There comes a time when you must stand alone. And those are the times that you must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams. Don’t expect everyone else to rally your cause more than you; you must be willing to make sacrifices be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that […]

Fred Hammond is back and the entire industry is buzzin’. When it comes to new music from this pioneer of the Black praise and worship experience, we’re practically insatiable. He is among a handful of gospel artists that the entire industry watches to receive instruction on how gospel music should now sound. It’s been 3 […]

Prep Time: 20m Cook Time: 30m Ready in: 50m Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti pasta 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 (28 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce 6 ounces sliced provolone cheese 6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 […]

Fan voting has begun for the 25th annual Stellar Awards now through October 3, 2009. Fans will only be allowed to vote once for Artist of the Year by going to the Stellar Awards website.

Eight-time Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum will release the long-awaited third installment in his popular genre-bridging gospel jazz series this fall with a special package and unique online marketing campaign. The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter III will be available November 17, 2009, in both a two-disc CD package and a special DVD. The […]

There are a lot of people who believe that you should, under no circumstances, bring secular music into the church. But some would vehemently disagree. Secular music can be used to glorify Christ just as much as the music we label as “praise and worship” or “Christian.” That may sound very opposite of what you’d […]

On Monday, President Obama and personal aide Reggie Love (who is also HuffPost readers’ pick for White House Hottest) left their Manhattan hotel to play basketball at St. Bartholomew’s Church. During the campaign, the two men played b-ball on primary days for good luck. The president spoke at the Hudson Valley Community College in upstate […]

An interview with gospel music artist Tonex. Tonex opens up about, love, relationships, marriage, God and more!