CN Morning Rundown: Christian Singer Carman Dies at 65

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'A Champion for Real': Christian Singer Carman Dies at 65

Christian singer Carman Liciardello, known throughout his 35-year career as "Carman," died in a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday, Feb. 16, after a series of complications resulting from surgery to repair a hiatal hernia, per a statement from his publicity firm. He was 65 years old and had intended to begin a 60-city tour later this month.

The official announcement of his death reads in part:

Born January 19, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey, Carman began his musical career playing drums in his mother's band at the age of 15. Carman holds the world record for having the largest audience to see a single Christian artist. He set the record for the largest concert at Texas Stadium with more than 71,000 fans and led more than 80,000 fans in worship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Among his many awards, Carman received the House of Hope of Humanitarian Award for his positive influence in the lives of American youth in 2006, other noted recipients of this award include Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Billy Graham. The Gospel Music Association honored Carman with induction into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2018. Billboard named Carman "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year" in 1992 and 1995, and in 1993, his album, Addicted to Jesus, earned the distinction of Contemporary Christian Album of the Year. Carman was Grammy-nominated multiple times as the Best Pop Contemporary Gospel Artist. His recording, "A Long Time Ago in a Land Called Bethlehem" was nominated for "Album of the Year" by the Recording Academy in 1986.

Unexpected Holy Spirit Outpouring Floods Florida Church

The congregation of The Gathering Apostolic Center in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is receiving an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in ways they've never experienced—in floods they never expected.

Cindy Stewart, lead pastor of the thriving faith community, told Charisma News for the past six months the congregation, meeting both in person and virtually through its web church, has been leaning into the things of the Spirit in great expectation.

Through the Lord's prompting, Stewart and her team of elders started monthly revival healing services with the goal of teaching those in attendance to "move as He moves."

They also implemented prophetic nights, where attendees engage in deep intercession and corporate prayer, allowing Holy Spirit to flow freely among them and cast vision for the church as a whole and for individuals' lives.

"[They are] things we can't figure out. But God is just doing it," Stewart says. This great outpouring has manifested in major healings, testimonies and anointings.

Has the Judgment of Delusion Come Upon America?

From cancel culture to shadow bans to unbridled hatred for a man who makes pillows—a strange delusion has arrived on American soil.

"Just as they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations, So will I choose their delusions, And bring their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight" (Isa. 66:3b-4, NKJV).

Sounds about right.

Welcome to America, 2021.

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