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46th Annunal GMA Dove Awards Winners

46th Annunal GMA Dove Awards WinnersSONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 1
“How Can It Be” – Lauren Daigle
(writers) Jason Ingram, Jeff Johnson, Paul Mabury
(publishers) Flychild Publishing, Open Hands Music, Ponies Riding Shotgun, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

Matt Maher

Seth Mosley


46th Annunal GMA Dove Awards Nominees

Dove Awards Nominees 2015The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2013, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, TN at 6:30 pm CT.
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution.
Voting for the final winners will run August 20th through August 27.
Lecrae leads with 7 nominations, including Artist Of The Year; for KING & COUNTRY garners 6 nominations, with Crowder, Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher each earn 4.
See the full list of nominees:


44thnd Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners

Song of the Year – Cat 1
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

Songwriter of the Year – Cat 2
Matt Redman

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year – Cat 3
„10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, EMI Records, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Southern Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 4
„What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, Gaither Music Group, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 5
„Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, EMI, (producers) VaShawn Mitchell

Artist of the Year – Cat 6
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

New Artist of the Year – Cat 7
for King & Country, Fervent


44thnd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees

dove44The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30pm CT.
The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00ET exclusively on the UP! Television Network.
Voting for the final winners will run from September 3rd through September 24th.

See the full list of nominees:


Dor de ţară

Anul acesta, de ziua naţională a României, nu sunt în ţară.
Cu toate acestea mi-am rezervat câteva clipe ca să mă gândesc ce reprezintă ţara aceasta pentru mine.
Ştii cel mai bine că iubeşti ţara aceasta când nu eşti acolo.
Atunci îţi dai seama ce înseamnă dorul de ţară.
La mulţi ani România, la mulţi ani românilor!
Dumnezeu să binecuvânteze ţara aceasta şi pe locuitorii ei, dar şi pe cei ce sunt în vreun fel legaţi de ea.


(Music Inspired By) The Story

The Bible. It’s the foundation of our faith, filled with amazing tales of bravery and betrayal, romance and redemption.
These age-old stories teach us valuable lessons about the God we serve and the way He wants us to live, but how well do we really know them?

Award-winning authors Randy Frazee and Max Lucado, who himself has more than 100 million products in print, wanted to make them more accessible and encourage further engagement of the Bible so they partnered with Zondervan to create The Story, which contains 31 chapters (stories) from the Bible told as one seamless story from beginning to end.
Additionally, Randy and Max penned new books built around these 31 key stories from the Bible providing further insight into the characters.
With these resources as a foundation, Dove Award-winning artist Nichole Nordeman and Dove Award-winning producer Bernie Herms teamed up to give those same timeless stories a modern musical voice.
This new two-disc project entitled (Music Inspired By) The Story, is the brainchild of successful artist manager Norman Miller, and features a who’s who of Christian artists, who collectively have sold nearly 75 million albums.
With everyone from Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, Mac Powell, and Chris Tomlin to Francesca Battistelli, Bart Millard, Natalie Grant, and Mandisa taking part, (Music Inspired By) The Story features 18 songs and 24 artists in all. 


Amvonul şi politica

Mâine în SUA e Pulpit Freedom Sunday, ziua în care peste 400 păstori îşi vor asuma riscul de a exprima păreri cu conţinut politic de la amvoanele bisericilor lor.
Prin Amendamentul Johnson, entităţilor nepatrimoniale, inclusiv biserici, li se interzice dreptul de a emite păreri politice, inclusiv susţinerea deschisă a unor candidaţi.
Riscul este de a-şi pierde regimul de scutire de taxe
Pentru noi românii problema e mai greu de înţeles, neexistând prevederi similare.
Totuşi şi în România discuţia despre atitudinea bisericilor şi a păstorilor faţă de susţinerea deschisă a candidaţilor politici este deschisă.

Bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls online

It’s taken 24 centuries, the work of archaeologists, scholars and historians, and the advent of the Internet to make the Dead Sea Scrolls accessible to anyone in the world.
Today, as the new year approaches on the Hebrew calendar, we’re celebrating the launch of the Dead Sea Scrolls online; a project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem powered by Google technology.

Google Blog

2011 Carol Awards winners

The Carol Awards are ACFW‘s recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year.

2011 Carol Awards winners:


Christians Launch ‘Doing the Right Thing’ Movement

Tens of thousands of Christians from across the country tuned in to a live webcast on Saturday to witness the launch of the „Doing the Right Thing” movement.
The grassroots movement is being led by (Chuck) Colson, who believes an ethics revolution is „desperately needed.”

Sursa: Christians Launch ‘Doing the Right Thing’ Movement
Autor: Lillian Kwon

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon the world.
(Albert Camus)