World Olivet Assembly has acquired a property once owned by the New York City Mission Society, which was used for the past eight years as shooting grounds, with plans to restore the land for Christian mission.
Crystal Cathedral Founding Pastor Robert H. Schuller in Critical Condition; May Not Survive Past Easter
Crystal Cathedral's founder, Robert H. Schuller, is in critical condition, according to his family and ministry. The 88-year-old famed televangelist has battled esophageal cancer since 2013.
We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.
Nicky Cruz knows a thing or two about the devil and he's here to set the record straight. The son of a satanic priest and priestess, Cruz grew up in Puerto Rico witnessing frightening supernatural events at his home and later experienced spiritual attacks after he left the New York City gang life to be a Christian. What he wants to let people know in his latest book, The Devil Has No Mother (Worthy Publishing, July 2013), is that the devil exists and he's worse than people think he is.
Harold Camping – who predicted the end of the world would come on May 21, 2011, among other dates – has died at the age of 92, according to an email from Family Radio.
Kay Warren Says 'Heart Is Broken' Over Joel Hunter's Son Suicide; Evangelical Leader Laments Hunter Lost 5-Y-O Granddaughter Just 3 Years Ago
Hearing that another megachurch pastor's family has lost their son to suicide, Kay Warren, who lost her youngest son Matthew Warren just 7 months ago to suicide, said her "heart is broken" over the news.
Kay Warren on Son's Suicide: 'This Is Not How It Should Be,' But Grateful That Matthew's 'Broken Mind' Is Now Healed in Heaven
Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church in Southern California with her husband, Rick Warren, gave an emotional speech on Saturday afternoon for International Survivors of Suicide Day, saying that her 27-year-old son, Matthew, who took his life earlier this year, shouldn't have died the way he did, but she's comforted and grateful that he's now in heaven and his "broken mind" is finally healed.
Tokyo Judge Convicts Yamaya Makoto of Defaming Christian Today in Japan; Ordered to Pay Compensation
A Tokyo District Court judge on Wednesday convicted Makoto Yamaya, a "cyber-terrorist" blogger and staff of Salvation Army in Tokyo (not involved in lawsuit), of defaming Japan-based newspaper Christian Today by disseminating information alleging that Christian Today was tied to a heretical cult organization connected with the Unification Church. Yamaya was ordered by Judge Toda Hisahi to pay 950,000 yen, or the equivalent of $9,565.
Will Graham, the grandson of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, says that his grandfather is preparing hard for likely his last sermon in November and has started filming for "My Hope America with Billy Graham."
The North American Church is finding itself in an odd position, where it is now receiving missionaries from the countries it once sent missionaries to. With this shifting of the "Christian center of gravity" away from the West, what role should the North American Church – with the U.S. still ranked as the top missionary-sending country in world history – now play in global mission?
Brother Andrew has a natural kindness to him that makes those around him – even people meeting him for the first time – feel at ease and as if they've known him for years. Perhaps this gift is part of the reason why the Open Doors founder has been so successful in befriending Hamas, Taliban, and other Muslim extremist leaders, while openly sharing his Christian faith with them.
Sources close to the Oval Office are saying that there was disagreement within the Obama administration with how the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) handled the Rev. Louie Giglio, after a liberal blog unearthed a mid-90s sermon where he defined homosexuality as a sin. Giglio, after accepting PIC's invitation to give the inaugural benediction, declined the invitation after two days of controversy over his 17-year-old comments.
It doesn't sound right: someone claiming to be both a follower of Jesus Christ while still identifying himself as a Hindu or Sikh. But some respected missiologists are defending the new communities in India called Yeshu Satsang as biblical.
Right after finishing his round of "thank you for coming" at the end of the North American Mission Leaders Conference, hosted by Missio Nexus, Steve Moore, the group's president, sat down with The Christian Post's Michelle Vu for an interview over lunch before his flight back to Atlanta, Ga. Moore talked about the greatest development thus far in his mission career, tips on how to connect with the younger generation, why his father and him did not become full-time missionaries, and some of the biggest misconceptions about missions. Here are excerpts from the interview.
One of the most influential missiologists in the past half century, David J. Hesselgrave, was awarded the Lifetime of Service Award at the North American Mission Leaders Conference on Friday evening.
U.S. and Korean evangelical leaders are rallying around Olivet University and its founder Dr. David Jang in the wake of an article published by Christianity Today which attempts to rekindle in the U.S. a decade-old Asian controversy over alleged Second Coming Christ beliefs regarding Jang. All of the allegations against Jang have been dismissed as false.
Renowned evangelist Billy Graham – who has been among the top 10 of USA Today/Gallup poll's annual most admired people in the world list more than 50 times – issued a statement Thursday in support of Chick-fil-A's leaders and their public stance on marriage.
Supporters of traditional marriage and fans of the much-talked-about (as well as much-sung-about) Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich are ready to head to their nearest Chick-fil-A restaurant to encourage the company's president Dan Cathy, who recently became the target of gay activists after he stated his support for the traditional family in several recent interviews. There's only one problem: Is Chick-fil-A day July 25 or August 1?
Davis spoke to The Christian Post last week about his book The Goal and the Glory – a compilation of stories from Christian Olympians – how he felt the day after winning his first gold medal, and his connection to Texas megachurch pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado and 14-time-Olympic-gold-medalist Michael Phelps.
In part 1 of CP's conversation with chief prosecutor of Phoenix Aaron J. Carreon-Ainsa, we heard why the city was troubled by Salman's weekly Bible study in his 2,000-square-foot game room. Now in the second part of the interview, Carreon-Ainsa will address concerns that the city violated Salman's religious freedom, the court order limiting only 12 people or less in the pastor's home, and a police "raid" on the property.
The Christian Post spoke with the chief prosecutor of Phoenix, Aaron J. Carreon-Ainsa, to hear the city's side of the story. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation.
Attorneys with The Rutherford Institute released Tuesday a fact sheet in defense of Phoenix pastor Michael Salman, who is fined more than $12,000 and is serving a 60-day jail sentence over hosting weekly Bible study on his private property. The Phoenix Municipal Court found him guilty of 67 code violations related to building safety.
The Arizona pastor who is currently imprisoned for hosting regular Bible studies at his home may have to serve up to three years for violating his probation.
It may reach a sweat-inducing 84°F today in sunny, palm-tree-lined Los Angeles. But over 100 homeless children living in downtown L.A.'s Skid Row will be treated to Christmas in July – complete with mounds of snow perfect for a snowball fight, Christmas presents, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.
Chicago-area megachurch pastor James MacDonald noticed that he struck a nerve – in a good way – during a sermon two weeks ago on insecurity. Feeling that it wasn't the right time to move on, MacDonald delivered an emotionally-charged and revealing follow-up sermon – complete with his own biggest insecurity as well as that of his late mother, which he has never shared publicly – on Sunday to thousands of people who responded with "Amen" and text-messaged questions.