A steady stream of stories from those who made decisions to commit their lives to Jesus Christ at a Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie over the last three decades include dramatic transformations that have led to Christian leadership and ministry.
Author and men's ministry expert, Kenny Luck, is confident that his radio program, the "Every Man Show," launching at the Salem Broadcast Network's 99.5 KKLA in Los Angeles on Monday will become a catalyst for changed lives, something that is much needed in America's cities today, he said.
The Salvation Army in Southern California helped those attending a National Donut Day event locally on Friday remember that the day first began in 1938 in the city of Chicago as a way to honor the organization's "doughnut lassies" from World War I.
While many in America will be fully engaged in barbecues and reveling in the three-day weekend, producers of the documentary "The Unknowns," which releases on Memorial Day, have given us a reminder that the national holiday is not just another day off.
Award-winning screenwriter Brian Godawa said he's teamed up with Charlie Wen, former visual director of Marvel Studios, to tell an action-adventure romance book "rooted in the ancient history and spiritual reality of China" in his newly released book, The Dragon King.
A Pennsylvania pastor and radio host is leading the charge for a National Week of Repentance planned for April 3-10, calling for revival by first asking Americans to admit their personal and collective sins.
Although producers of "The Passion Live," broadcast live on Fox this Sunday, are quick to point out that their modern-day presentation of Jesus' last moments on earth before his death and resurrection isn't really a musical, but a "musical event," TV ratings will still be compared to such shows as "Grease: Live."
Evangelist Greg Laurie and an army of volunteers are hoping that Harvest America at the 100,000 max-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, streamed live to more than 6,000 host locations in the U.S. and worldwide, and broadcast live on cable TV on Sunday will usher thousands into a relationship with Jesus and become perhaps the largest Christian outreach in history.
At Movieguide's 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Dolly Parton was awarded the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 for "Coat of Many Colors," a story about her upbringing in rural Tennessee.
Years ago, I started "The Scrooge Report" blog and kept track of many things that could be filed in the "War on Christmas" category. Since that time, I've throttled way back on reporting on such matters, mainly because at some point, we have to choose our battles as we feel God is leading.
At a time when many in the U.S. are pointing to the government as either the problem or the solution to societal ills, or both, a national men's ministry leader gave a prophetic message recently that holds the Christian church accountable for the state of current affairs and critical to any real change for the better.
A Tennessee pastor who was accused of saying that "liberal society" was to blame "for banning the stoning of LGBT people" during a sermon on TV, first by Raw Story then by other media, says he does not believe Christians should stone homosexuals.
Current events in the last several weeks in the U.S. and abroad, but especially in our nation, have been dramatic enough for some Christian leaders to warn that a course correction for the Church is needed.
A pastor who has written a book on the church and social media said he believes that Planned Parenthood, not Facebook, is to blame for the blocking of posts with links to two op-eds by Christian leaders expressing outrage this week over Planned Parenthood's reported selling of aborted baby body parts.
Musical pioneers who were at the forefront of the Jesus People Movement in the 1960s and '70s performed a half-day long reunion concert at Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast earlier this month. While some may have hoped for a revival in a more public sense, the event transformed into an intimate look at a family of virtuosos who love Jesus, each other, and their ministries.
Pastor Rick Warren ended his 11-week sermon series, "Daring Faith," by announcing that members of his Southern California-based megachurch had pledged a historic $70 million toward a fundraising campaign by the same name.
"What I want to do with the rest of my life, even though I'm involved with the restoration of historic buildings, is fully involve myself in the restoration of men's lives," he told me from his office in Pomona, California, recently.
Together L.A., a three day conference featuring close to 50 speakers primarily discussing how churches and ministries can effectively collaborate to show the love of Christ to the city, concluded with best-selling author and pastor Tim Keller speaking about individual identity before 2,000 people in attendance last Saturday.
Upon meeting Pastor Rafer Owens, who is both the dynamic leader of Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church and a deputy sheriff serving in Compton in Los Angeles County, it is easy to understand why he was chosen to speak at Together LA, the three-day conference about discovering how to love the metropolis, beginning this Thursday.
Together LA, a three-day conference about what it means to love Los Angeles, was originally thought of as an event primarily for church planters, but as plans developed, it looks to be more about discussing action steps that the Christian community within the city should take towards resolving social issues.
Theologian James Emery White questions whether many in America who so easily embraced the global outrage in the defense of freedom of expression as the result of the murderous attacks on the staff of Charlie Hebdo would be as quick to defend the rights of others to express moral standards different than their own.