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Edwin Hawkins dead: Gospel star known for ‘Oh Happy Day’ dies aged 74

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter told the Associated Press. Along with Andrae Crouch, James Cleveland and a handful of others, Hawkins was credited as a founder of modern gospel […]

todayAugust 6, 2021 9 1


Donald Macintyre’s Sketch: Little South Africa comes to a church in London

From the courtroom, during that historic speech, you “could hear the police dogs baying outside in the square” where two lines of police were “barring the large crowds singing in support of their heroes”. Nelson Mandela’s closing words at the Rivonia trial have been quoted hundreds of times in the past week. But no-one had yet conjured the extraordinary atmosphere of the Pretoria Supreme Court that April day in 1964 […]

todayAugust 6, 2021 37 5


Jesus is Born: Is Kanye West going to release a new album today?

Many people may have forgotten, but Kanye West said he would release a new album, Jesus is Born, on Christmas Day. The rapper and producer made the announcement in a pre-recorded interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Live in October, ahead of the release of his latest album, Jesus is King. He referred to it as a “Sunday Service” album. It is unclear whether Jesus is Born will be […]

todayAugust 6, 2021 25 1 2


UK Government WON’T make churches use Covid passports

The faith minister has denied reports that the Government's new rules around Covid passports for large venues will include churches. Lord Greenhalgh was responding to a tweet by Talk Radio which suggested night clubs, cinemas and churches would need to check if visitors had been vaccinated. He said: "As faith minister I would like to make clear to everyone that the government is not going to make being double-jabbed a […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 6


Church celebrates as 82-year-old member Wally Funk joins Jeff Bezos in Space

While Jeff Bezos was the leading individual that many people while he launched his space tourism venture, he was not the only one. 82-year-old Wally Funk finally received her chance to enter into space. Wally Funk has made quite a career as the first female air safety inspector for the National Transportation Safety Board, first civilian flight instructor, and first female FAA inspector. But perhaps her most notable achievement was being one […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 21 7 5


Facebook decided faith groups are good for business. Now, it wants your prayers

Facebook has long sought your attention. In recent weeks, it has started asking for your prayers as well in a new tool now available for U.S. Facebook Groups. The prayer feature is part of Facebook's recent and concerted outreach to the religious community, which it is speaking about in detail to media for the first time. Facebook sees worshippers as a vital community to drive engagement on the world's largest […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 181 6 5


“We Asked You To Go Because You’re Unfruitful Blatant Failure” – Oyedepo Replies Pastors Complaining After Being Sacked From His Church (VIDEO)

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as Winners Chapel, has replied those who criticising him for sacking some of his pastors residing over his branches in Nigeria. We earlier reported that a pastor named Peter Godwin alleged that he and over 40 other pastors were sacked in Ekiti state for not generating enough income from their branches and another pastor called InChristed Michael also claimed […]

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