The First Non-Christian Album Katy Perry Ever Heard Was ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Before Katy Perry was Katy Perry, she was Katy Hudson, a preachers' daughter and aspiring gospel singer. Her parents are both Pentecostal preachers, and when Katy was growing up she was forbidden to read Harry Potter, listen to any non-Christian music, or even watch the first Sister Act movie (the second one was a-okay). After a failed attempt at a gospel career under her real name, Katy reinvented herself as the candy-loving boob-flaunting superstar she is today. She says that the first … [Read more...]

Guest Post: What Happens When Jesus Goes to Fight Club?

The following is a guest post from Ashley Baxstrom. It previously appeared on The Revealer and is reprinted here with permission.The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.The second rule of Fight Club is, you talk about Jesus at Fight Club.No, Brad Pitt didn’t change the script. Welcome to Fight Church, the upcoming documentary about young Christian mixed martial arts fighters.That description cuts two ways. First, these are people who are Christian and w … [Read more...]

Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Is Making a Documentary About Rasta

Bob Marley's granddaughter Donisha Prendergrast recently went to Toronto, where she's filming a documentary about Rasta. In the video, she sports a purple T-shirted printed with "Stolen from Africa," a reference to Bob's song "Buffalo Soldier." "We're finding our way to get back to Africa," she says.Later in the video - which isn't a trailer, more of an explanation of Rasta and what she is hoping to accomplish from making her movie - Donisha talks about her famous grandfather and the rest of … [Read more...]