The president of the world's largest Scripture translation organization, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, hopes that his new book, released earlier this month, will inspire more people to help finish the remaining translations of the Gospel, which he thinks will need the help of the next generation to complete the original goal of starting every translation by 2025.
In the book of Revelation the risen, ascended Lord Jesus Christ appears to the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos and, among other things, gives the Beloved Apostle a letter to each of seven churches in Asia Minor. In each of the letters if the church was doing something right He always told them what they were doing well before He told them what they were doing wrong. Would it not revolutionize our churches if Christians applied Jesus' strategy in discussions and disagreements with our brothers and sisters in Christ?
Last week's presidential speech on the crisis in Iraq and Syria highlighted that we are entering a battle, albeit from a distance, following the gruesome murder of two American journalists (and, more recently, a British aid worker). These murders are particularly shocking to the Western mind — how could anyone do something so gruesome?
With the ever quickening shift of our culture away from a moral/biblical view toward sexuality, I think there is a very real temptation for some Christians, especially in the American Church, to shift alongside the culture and adopt a different (unbiblical) view of sexuality…or just to sit back and remain silent about it.
Contrary to a time when urban areas were abandoned in a rush of white flight to the more racially-homogenous suburbs, eager and excited church planters are now flocking to cities like L.A. and NYC, holding up the banner of God's call in Jeremiah 29:7 to "seek the good of the city." But, according to urban apologist and former church planter D.A. Horton, his peers mostly seem intent on seeking the welfare of the safe and gentrified urban areas.
God has always existed, and He was perfectly fine without man. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were already having a good time together. Everything they do is good and fulfilling, and so they didn't need man in order to be complete. Nevertheless, God chose to create man and, through worship, allow him to get in on the joy.
From Rockefeller Center I took the subway to St. Paul's Chapel, directly across the street from where the World Trade Center Twin Towers had stood, on the east side of WTC. Thirteen years ago those towers became a huge pile of massive steel, toxic ash, broken concrete, human remains, and burning fuel from the airplanes and massive tanks full of heating oil for the Towers.
But there's another factor as well, and that deals with the personal motivation of the hijackers. 9/11 happened because of bad theology. Nineteen men believed the promise that if they died in a state of Jihad, they would go to Paradise and receive their 72 virgins. Nineteen men sought assurance of salvation in the wrong place and killed thousands of innocent people on the way.
So much of what we do every single day is the result of habits that we have formed over time. And when it comes to establishing healthy, new patterns in our lives, I've found that spending time with God and acknowledging Him in all of our ways is one of the most important and rewarding habits we can ever develop (see Proverbs 3:6).
When a nation's chief executive presumes to be the sole judge of what's "right" for his nation he has crossed the fine line between a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" and a regime that cavalierly sets aside what might be the will of the people for the chief's own idea of what is "right." Such a person has gone from being a leader to a controller.
Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein, stars of TLC's reality TV show, "The Little Couple," described the challenges of intercountry adoption and urged reforms of the system as they received an "Angels in Adoption" award Wednesday at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Annual Gala.
A New York City lawyer that left his family's lucrative practice two years ago to pursue a church plant in Harlem, says he's looking to help spark a revival — that is, a new kind of renaissance in a part of town known historically for being an incubator of the arts and religious life.
A powerful video of nearly 500 U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California declaring "there is no God like Jehovah" in an inspirational rendition of the Christian worship song "Days of Elijah," is taking the Internet by storm.
The chairman of the House subcommittee on National Security said that he had heard reports that four individuals connected to Middle East terrorists groups have tried to cross the southern border and have been apprehended.
Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a Muslim man who's facing multiple murder charges including the murder of New Jersey teenager Brendan Tevlin, 19, revealed last month that Tevlin's death was payback for the innocent lives of Muslims lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran as a result of U.S. military action in the Middle East.
The Air Force announced that it will no longer require airmen to include the phrase "so help me God" as a part of an enlistment or officer appointment oath.
Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley has warned that demonic activity and evil forces are "very real" ahead Sunday's satanic "black mass" scheduled to take place at the Civic Center Music Hall. Over 215,000 people have signed petitions against the sold-out mass, but local officials are set to allow the satanic ceremony to take place.
Rapper Lecrae made an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Thursday night where Jimmy Fallon congratulated the Christian artist for his No. 1 album, Anomaly on the Billboard music chart.
A decision by Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) of Dallas to pay Presbyterian Church (USA) $7.8-milion for a building that the congregation built in the 1920s, nearly 60 years before it joined PCUSA, may strand countless other congregations as they struggle with leaving PCUSA over its policy of allowing non-celibate homosexuals to marry and be in leadership.
Megachurch pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie chided a teaching known as the "prosperity gospel" for twisting what it means to be prosperous and explained that the prosperity promised Christians in the Bible does not erase hardships from their lives.
David Landrith, pastor of the Tennessee-based Long Hollow Baptist Church, underwent surgery Friday morning due to colorectal melanoma, an aggressive form of cancer that has spread to his brain.
The sexual assault trial of former Richmond Outreach Center pastor Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar is set to begin on Nov. 10 in Tarrant County, Texas.
After years of preaching the Gospel, Pastors Kerry and Chris Shook, founders of Woodlands Church outside of Houston, became weary of sermons and words. They felt a gap between what they were saying and meeting the needs of people around them.
Hillsong Church will be investigated by Australian officials regarding child abuse allegations against Pastor Brian Houston's late father. The probing is part of the Royal Commission's larger investigation involving similar abuse among other Australian congregations.
LOS ANGELES – A panel of media and filmmaking experts asked pastors and the Christian community to engage more with those in the movie business, including in the early stages of the creative process, to help facilitate quality films shown in theaters.
One of the lead actors in the hit Christian film "God's Not Dead" recently shared his opinion on why Hollywood tends to make relatively few Christian-themed films.
Lolo Jones was the first contestant to be eliminated from this season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday night and the Olympian is relying on her faith to carry her through the disappointment.
Nick Jonas is no longer wearing his promise ring, which symbolized his pledge to remain abstinent until marriage, but said that he still has a strong relationship with God and love for the church.
Kirk Cameron announced this week that his highly anticipated "Saving Christmas" film is headed to select theaters for two weeks only on Nov. 14.
Scotland has rejected independence and chosen to remain part of the U.K. after results of the historic poll were announced Friday morning, giving victory to the unionists by 55 to 45 percent.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., raised doubts Tuesday about Obama's $500 million dollar plan to support and train about 5,000 Syrian rebels.
Pope Francis married 20 couples at the St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday, in an effort to have the Catholic Church become more forgiving in its view on premarital issues as some were already living together and had children.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is vowing to attack Israel over its most-recent conflict with Hamas, and to fight against U.S. troops and the anti-Christ as it conquers Persia and Rome.
A lack of concern for Christians and a lack freedom of expression for religious minorities in the Middle East is one of the reasons behind the rise of terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria, said David Curry, the CEO and president of Christian persecution watchdog group, Open Doors USA.
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is urging U.S. pastors to commit more time to prayer so the American church can experience a spiritual awakening.