Rend Collective interview: An interview with Rend Collective’s lead vocalist Chris Llewellyn about breaking barriers in the worship genre and life on tour. Tampa Bay Times

 

Not Dead success: By percentage, God’s Not Dead is the fifth most profitable movie in the history of cinema, sitting right behind Grease. Free Times

 

Gary Paxton dies: Grammy award-winning gospel singer Gary S. Paxton has died aged 77. The New York Times

 

Bestseller is reassessed: Reassessing the impact of the best-selling I Kissed Dating Goodbye. The Washington Post

 

Comic Con Christians: Christian comic producers had a presence at San Diego’s Comic Con in July. Inverse.com

 

Talk show exposure: Appearances on The View and Jimmy Kimmel are among the different media opportunities that have opened up for for KING & COUNTRY. Sussex Countian

 

Sports star’s role: Former South Carolina superstar running back Marcus Lattimore will play himself as a pastor in Faith’s Song, a Christian movie set for release this fall and shot a locations throughout the state. The State

 

Pedaling Jesus Calling: A teacher from Minnesota is riding his bike across the country to promote Jesus Calling. The Western News

 

Spiritual coloring books: The adult coloring book niche-ing out has extended to religion, moving beyond general Christian books into more, specific, even minority religions. Religion News Service

 

Desert music festival: Lecrae and Chris Tomlin are among the headliners at the 17th annual Rock the Desert Christian music festival. OAOnline.com

 

Christian music’s success: There are “a number of excellent reasons” for the success of the Christian music genre. World Religion News