Saturday, September 15, 2012

Baylor Prof wins Philosophy Award

C. Stephen Evans is winner of the C.S. Lewis Book Prize Competition. The Baylor Philosopy prof took the award for the best book published in the philosophy of religion or philosophical theology written for a general audience in the last five years with his Natural Signs and the Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments. Minnesota's University of St. Thomas hands out the award which is funded by the John Templeton Foundation. It includes a $15,000 prize.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wal-Mart: You Can't Sing God Bless American Here

Wal-Mart officials are now apologizing to an elementary school choir after one of its Florida stores would not allow students to sing God Bless America inside the store on Sept. 11. Here is video report from WSVN-TV. WSVN-TV -

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Winan operated Scam

One of the Winans gospel music family is facing fraud charges in Detroit. Authorities say Michael Winans Jr. operated a Ponzi scheme, where investors lost more than $8 million. Winan's lawyer says his client plans to plead guilty and try to repay the people who lost money. He sold the bogus oil bonds, knowing they were worthless, to more than one thousand church-goers. Michael Winans Jr. is the grandson of Mom Winans and Pop Winans and the son of a member of The Winans, a quartet of brothers. Authorities say the scam did not involve other members of the Winans family.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Christian Album Tops Pop Chart

TobyMac is the first to put a Christian album on the top of the Billboard chart in some 15 years. Eye On It is the first since 1997 to hit number one when LeAnn Rimes’s You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs made it. Bob Carlisle’s Butterfly Kisses made it to number one earlier that year. Several Christian albums have reached #2 in the last two years. That list includes: Casting Crowns’ Come to the Wall, Red’s Until We Have Faces and David Crowder Band’s Give Us a Rest all peaked at number two.