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Christian Artist Lauren Daigle Responds to Critics for “Ellen” Appearance, and It’s Perfect

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Christian artist Lauren Daigle has been taking the music industry by storm with her new album, “Look Up Child.”

And no, I don’t mean the Christian music industry.

I mean the music industry as a whole.

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The album has so far out-performed far more popular secular artists like Drake and Ariana Grande, and if you listen to just a few moments of Daigle’s powerful voice and heartfelt praise, you’ll certainly understand why.

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The talented artist recently caught the attention of an unlikely talk show…The Ellen Show.

You might be wondering how a Christian artist came to appear on a talk show hosted by one of the most famous outspoken homosexuals in the US, but again, Daigle’s talent speaks for itself.

We’re not sure why Ellen’s producers thought it would be a good idea, but if you’re a Christian who takes the Great Commission seriously, you can certainly appreciate why Daigle agreed.

And this is exactly why she defended her appearance on the show after receiving a mixed response from the faith community.

FaithWire reports:

Daigle responded to her detractors during an interview with WAY-FM, explaining, “I think the second we start drawing lines around which people are able to be approached and which aren’t, we’ve already completely missed the heart of God.”

“I don’t have all the answers in life,” she continued, “but one thing I know is that I can’t choose who I’m supposed to be kind to and who I’m not, because that’s the mission, right? Be who Christ was to everyone as well.”

he popular Christian singer also revealed it was Degeneres who personally chose “Still Rolling Stones,” the song Daigle sang during her appearance on the nationally syndicated show.

“I don’t know why,” Daigle said, “but I know that she’s really purposeful in choosing a message as well, so maybe that was the one that spoke to her the most.”

Can you imagine Paul refusing to speak on Mars Hill? Jesus sending the woman at the well away because she was a Samaritan?

While it’s unlikely Ellen has given her life to Christ since Daigle’s performance, you never know what kind of seeds her presence there planted.

You don’t have to condone someone’s lifestyle to share the Gospel with them, in fact, if you don’t, it makes it all the more important to minister to them.

Well done, Lauren!

 

 

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12-Year-Old Hailed as Hero After Saving His Friends Life After Disturbing Snapchat Posts

We certainly hope there are many more young people like Gabe out there willing to reach out and intervene when their friends are in trouble

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Most of the time, when we think of preteens using Snapchat, we think of all the scary things that can happen online. Bullying, predatory behavior, pornography. It’s a scary cyber world out there. But oddly enough, when one 12-year-old with a good heart and sharp instincts managed to use Snapchat to get his friend the help she needed in the nick of time, by responding quickly right when he noticed something was amiss. Yahoo News reports: Gabe Rongier had been chatting with his friend, who he met on the social media app through a mutual friend, when he noticed a drastic change in the girl’s emotions. According to CBS Pittsburgh, the girl shared a disturbing post that read she “wouldn’t be here tomorrow.” Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? for Yahoo’s newsletter. Gabe, not knowing how to alert the authorities in Texas about the girl possibly being a danger to herself, called the suicide hotline. “I called the suicidal prevention services and it linked me to Officer Chandler [in Texas,]” Gabe told the outlet. “He went to her house, checked up on her. The next day he called me and said, ‘She’s fine. It’s real.’” Gabe’s parents, Fred and Lori, were informed by investigators that they used geotracking to locate the girl and that they arrived in time to intervene with any plans she may have had. “Of course, I’m very proud of him, but I really hope that other young people his age might see the story and also be inspired to also take action to help somebody in need just like Gabe did,” Lori said. Fred added, “When he went to bed, I always kiss him and, I’ve been telling him since that day, ‘You’re my little hero.’” Officer Chandler also sent Gabe, who wants…

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Huge Fire Tears Through Church…You Won’t Believe Went Unscathed

Firefighters were absolutely shocked when they finally got inside the razed church.

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Truly and utterly, there are some time in which the truth is far stranger than any conjured fiction. Here in America, we seem to love these stories and the mysteries behind them.  We’re obsessed with unsolved true crime, the paranormal, and all things hypothetical…including bizarre notions about the ancient Egyptians galavanting around with extraterrestrials. Is this simply escapism run amok?  Perhaps, but we have been drawn to the impossible and improbable throughout the entirety of human history. That is why the story of a church fire in West Virginia is so compelling. Firefighters in West Virginia surveying the damage from an inferno that had gutted a church over the weekend were astounded when they discovered that a bevy of Bibles and crosses had somehow survived the conflagration unscathed. The remarkable find was reportedly made early Sunday morning after the Coal City Fire Department helped to battle a blaze that had engulfed the Freedom Ministries Church in the community of Greenview. Upon entering the building, the team of rescue workers was stunned to see that every Bible inside the church had apparently made it through the harrowing ordeal undamaged. Posting pictures of the amazing sight to Facebook, the department noted that the fire had, at one point, been so hot that they were actually forced to pull personnel from the building for their safety. The temperatures were so extreme, they explained, that everything inside should have been reduced to ashes. Firefighters also remarked that none of the crosses inside the church itself were damaged by fire either, adding to the mystery.

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