*Bishop Larry D. Trotter of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago- recently announced to his congregation and associate churches that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on May 22nd.
The initial diagnosis came during Bishop Trotter’s annual physical in March of 2013 and was confirmed by tests. Doctors have informed Bishop Trotter that the cancer is in its earliest stages and that his prognosis is good.
“Thanks to routine screening this was diagnosed early and I expect a full and speedy recovery,” saysBishop Trotter. Trotter adds, “After reviewing all the options with multiple physicians, I decided to take a proactive approach and have surgery.”
“Additionally, I am encouraged that God will heal me of this as he has done other illnesses in the past. Sweet Holy Spirit Church and friends are fighting with and for me…I KNOW A MAN”.
Bishop Trotter is prepping to release his forthcoming album with his church choir Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choir entitled PRAISE UNLIMITED on June 25.
The album’s lead single “I Know A Man” is rising on the Billboard Top Gospel Singles Chart and is currently at #43 and gaining momentum.
*(Via Total Prayze) – Tye Tribbett’s new single “If He Did It Before … Same God” enters at No. 1 on iTunes.
The single is also No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Singles chart. And his Motown Gospel debut project, Greater Than, will be in stores on June 4, says TotalPrayze.com.
On the historic night of the launch of Motown Gospel at the Arc Theatre in Los Angeles, Grammy nominated and multiple Stellar Award-winner, Tye Tribbett performed “If He Did It Before…Same God” and other new music from his Motown Gospel debut album, Greater Than, for a standing room audience of over a 1,000 industry VIPs and supporters from all over the country. With additional performances by Tribbett’s label mates Smokie Norful, Kierra Sheard and Tasha Cobbs, the Motown Gospel showcase was streamed live to nearly 200,000 viewers.
Tribbett opened this season of BET’s Celebration of Gospel, where he performed his new single. “We at Motown Gospel are thrilled with our partnership with Tye and his ministry,” says Larry Blackwell, General Manager and Vice President of Motown Gospel. “His new song and upcoming album are sure to positively impact lives and re-establish his sound and music in 2013 and beyond.”
Plans are underway for a promotional tour in May and June. “Tye’s one-of-a-kind brand is on full display on his new project,” says Karen Jackson, Director of Marketing of Motown Gospel. “As we market the uniqueness of his music, ministry and style, we will continue to build his platform and create opportunities in the gospel and urban mainstream arenas.”
Read more at Total Prayze.
*We don’t hear a lot about people waiting for sex anymore, but there are increasing numbers of empowered Christian women refusing to give their bodies away before marriage, says EEW Magazine.
Boxing champ Evander Holyfield’s 27-year-old daughter, Evette Holyfield, is one of them.
In an interview with Essence.com, Holyfield opens up about how, at first, her father and later, her Christian faith, played a huge role in her decision to wait.
“We grew up in a Christian home. When I was around six years old, my dad said to me, ‘You don’t need to have sex outside of marriage.’ He went through the whole spiel with me. So as I grew up, I thought, okay dad, if you don’t want me to do it, I’m not gonna do it,” she shares.
Read the full interview at EEW Magazine.
*Take it from Keyshia Cole, marriage counseling works.
Her hubby Daniel Gibson was at first a bit hesitant to seek professional therapy for their marriage, but over time, he realized it was necessary.
“At first, I didn’t believe in it. I’m a strong Christian, so I believed that, like, you go to God and you fix it and you pray about it, but sometimes you do need a different opinion,” Daniel told Essence.com.
But it ain’t easy. Keyshia admits it’s work staying happily married.
“Once I get upset, there’s kind of no turning back,” the singer explained. “He knows that that’s not fair, and I know that’s not fair. Sometimes I really get caught up in my emotions and I’m really good at it. So, like our psychiatrist says, I have to try to do ‘the unnatural thing.’ So, I’m trying.”
The couple is happily married, but they’ve got to work to spend time together since their schedules are so busy.
*If you’ve been feeling like an underperforming christian or a little sedentary because you’re retired or working a job that keeps you at a desk all day, have no fear … Christian Chair Aerobics are here!
A gospel chair aerobics instructor, we assume is Paul Eugene, has developed a routine for those that are not getting the workout they need.
If you’re going to buy those dinners filled with fried chicken, potato salad, greens, and cornbread after service, (more…)
Ron Brown, 55, assistant coach for University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is under fire for anti-gay comments.
*Some of us have a strong negative opinion on the issue of homosexuality.
A lot of that opinion is based in religious thought based on the spiritual text of each belief system.
But some of us are a little more vocal and some downright violent in expressing their anti-gay beliefs.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Assistant Coach, Ron Brown, 55, is one of those people who has a lot to say about those who are homosexuals and he is facing (more…)