Evangelist Jay Lowder struggled with suicidal tendencies while in his twenties that led him to put a gun to his head, finger hooked into the trigger. He would not be alive today had his roommate not unexpectedly walked through the door. Today, the leader of a Christian outreach ministry offers hope to those dealing with suicidal thoughts.
Mark Driscoll's 'Empire' Is Imploding, Says NYT; Megachurch Pastor to Make Special Announcement Sunday
Mars Hill Church officials confirm that Pastor Mark Driscoll will have a special announcement this Sunday on the heels of the latest public accusation against him – improper leadership. However, no further details were released Friday.
Why Is the World Silent While Christians Are Slaughtered in Middle East and Africa? Asks Jewish Advocacy Group Leader
As violent persecution against Christians around the world intensifies, Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, in a recent op-ed bluntly asks, "Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa?"
Chris Tomlin, Crystal Lewis, For King and Country Help Greg Laurie Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Harvest Crusades With 47,000 at Angel Stadium
An over-capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium joined performers Chris Tomlin, Crystal Lewis, and for King and Country in what often seemed like the biggest Christian music sing-along ever during the closing night of the 3-day SoCal Harvest with Greg Laurie.
Evangelist Greg Laurie told a crowd at Angel Stadium of more than 28,000 people and an online webcast audience of thousands more watching the opening night on Friday of the 3-day SoCal Harvest, that despite sins committed, no one is beyond the reach of God.
Celebrating 25 consecutive years of evangelistic outreach by way of Southern California Harvest Crusades, the 2014 SoCal Harvest opens Friday night with Greg Laurie interviewing former mobster Michael Franzese.
Rick Warren in Rwanda Announces Plans to Host All 54 African Nations at Purpose Driven Church Congress
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and author of The Purpose Driven Life, announced plans earlier this week at a press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, to host an unprecedented gathering of pastors and church leaders from all 54 African nations in conjunction with a national day of Thanksgiving next year.
Boy in Egypt Calls Only Arabic Christian Television Station for Kids With Amazing Prayer for Iraq, Arab Countries
A touching prayer for the Middle East by a young boy in Egypt included prayers for "those killing others" in Iraq and Arab countries, according to audio and video released by a children's program on an Arabic Christian television channel.
Greg Laurie to Deliver Message of Hope for 'the Life Beyond This One' at 25th Anniversary of Harvest Crusades (INTERVIEW)
Evangelist Greg Laurie plans once again to give the message of hope found in having a relationship with Jesus Christ for the 25th consecutive year of large scale events he leads during the three-night "2014 SoCal Harvest" beginning Friday at the 45,000-seat Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
Evangelicals: Ann Coulter Speaks Only for Herself on Criticism of Christian Ebola Doctor; She Needs to Ask WWJD
Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter continues to take hits from evangelicals for her argument that Christians like Dr. Kent Brantly who contracted Ebola on a mission trip to Liberia should consider doing good deeds in America before serving in a Third World country.
Trans World Radio and allied broadcasting ministries say they are "nursing a spark of Gospel witness" in the Middle East and South Asia, where Christians in these regions are under heightened cultural and political pressures – some of them violent.
Thousands Expected at Assemblies of God 100th Anniversary Celebration; Estimated 10.5 Million to View AG's Centennial Live This Sunday
Thousands of attendees are expected to attend the Assemblies of God 100th anniversary celebration in Springfield, Missouri, this week, including several international dignitaries. AG is one of the world's fastest-growing Protestant movements and the largest Pentecostal denomination.
Pastor Mark Driscoll, facing an onslaught of criticism in the last several months for a myriad of accusations by former members of the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, has issued yet another apology, this time over angry remarks he made under a pseudonym on the church's website 14 years ago.
Exclusive Interview: Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson on Acting Debut in 'Persecuted,' Longtime Faith, and Making a Difference
Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of the cable network's "The Real Story" has recently taken hits from film critics for her acting debut in "Persecuted," a new movie about a preacher-turned-fugitive who is framed for murder.
President Obama Nominates Rabbi David Saperstein as Religious Freedom Ambassador, First Non-Christian Since Job Was Created
President Obama has nominated Rabbi David Saperstein to be the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom at the State Department, a position that has been vacant since late last year. The announcement on Monday also marks the first time that a non-Christian will hold the job, which was created in 1998.
Florida Senator Wants Bill Making Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Movie Required Viewing for Teens in State
Despite a dismissive attitude by liberal politicians towards filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and his latest movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," a Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make the docudrama required viewing for most teenagers in the state.
Majority of California Latinos Do Not Think Marijuana Possession Should Lead to Deportation, According to Poll
A majority of California Latinos do not see marijuana possession or non-violent drug possession of any kind as a legitimate cause for deportation, according to a poll released by Latino Decisions and Presente.org Friday.
Theologian Says 'Love' Is the New Cultural Apologetic Affirming Immoral Activities Such as Assisted Suicide
Advocates for behavior considered immoral by Christians who believe the Bible is God's inerrant word, have successfully used the idea of "love" to affirm homoerotic behavior, to redefine marriage and family, to justify pedophilia, and as theologian and pastor James Emery White recently pointed out, to justify assisted suicide.
Rallies and prayer vigils worldwide are marking 100 days since more than 200 schoolgirls from northeastern Nigeria were abducted by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, with most of the girls still missing.
Mark Driscoll Admits He Should Have 'Acted With More Love and Pastoral Affection' During Leadership Changes at Mars Hill
The normally outspoken and media-engaged Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, who has attempted to stay away from the spotlight for several months since being embroiled in controversy this past year, admits that it has been a tough season for the church and it is time for reconciliation.
In part two of the series, The Christian Post interviews former NBC's Biggest Loser contestant Austin Andrews, the son of the father-son duo who have both struggled during their health journey since the TV reality show about losing weight.
Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie returns to the 45,000-seat Angel Stadium of Anaheim, California, celebrating 25 years of evangelistic outreach in Southern California with a three-night program called the "2014 SoCal Harvest."
Burger King's Limited Edition Gay Pride Whopper May Go National, Promotes Homosexual Behavior as Healthy, Warns AFA
A pro-traditional family advocacy group has launched an email campaign opposing a Burger King local promotion in San Francisco that featured a specially packaged, limited-edition gay pride Whopper with a rainbow wrapper in anticipation that the fast food chain may go national with the burger.
North Carolina Pastors Demand Gov. Pat McCrory Defend State's Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage
A group supporting the North Carolina Pastors Network demanded the state's governor defend the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state despite lawsuits from same-sex couples at the local and national level at a rally on Tuesday.
In an effort to ensure a division among networks of Hispanic and Latin churches and organizations globally is not created, the newly merged group named NHCLC/Conela (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Conela) recently responded to a disagreement coming from the World Evangelical Alliance about which association truly represents "evangelical Christians in Latin America and beyond."