Thousands of people flocked to New York City's iconic Central Park on Saturday, to sway to the sweet sounds of Matt Redman and Mandisa and to have their hearts pricked by the preaching of Argentinian evangelist Luis Palau.
Ever since witnessing just how much evangelism coupled with good works can impact communities and even bring Christians together, Kevin Palau, son of popular Latin American evangelist Luis Palau, says he has been captivated by the idea of "unity."
Justin Bieber's Pastor Judah Smith Calls for Christians to Be Bridge-Builders After Racist Charleston Shooting
Judah Smith, Seattle megachurch pastor and friend to pop star Justin Bieber, has called on Jesus' followers to be bridge-builders weeks after a white supremacist murdered nine black Christians during Bible study at a South Carolina church.
Performance artist David Garibaldi, who accomplished his goal of raising $1 million for charity by age 30, wowed a Christian audience Tuesday night when he brought to life in a matter of minutes a stunning image of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.
How much does it cost to show and prove that Christians care about more than just converting people but also take Jesus' mandate to love others as themselves at face value? Well, if you're in New York City, it apparently costs $10 million.
Saudi Sheikh Who Taught ISIS Fighters 'Jihad 101' Asks for Bible After Growing 'Sick of the Killing,' Missionary Claims
An Islamic theologian responsible for teaching ISIS militants "jihad 101" has turned to the Bible after growing "sick of the killing" and finding himself yearning for something "better," according to a Christian missionary who works in the Middle East.
Radio host and television personality Glenn Beck has come to the defense of megachurch pastor Ed Young amid criticism over the Dallas, Texas, minister inviting Beck, a Mormon, to speak to his evangelical congregation.
Ed Young's Megachurch Says Glenn Beck Is Headlining July 4 'Freedom Experience' Because He's an American Patriot Who Loves God
Glenn Beck, conservative radio host and television personality, is the featured guest at pastor Ed Young Jr.'s Texas megachurch over the July 4th weekend because Beck, long affiliated with the Mormon Church, "is a man who is undoubtedly an American patriot, loves this country, and has shown his love for God in many ways," according to a spokesman.
Justin Bieber, Attending Christian Conference, Says Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz 'Changed My Life'
Justin Bieber, 21-year-old recording artist and model, was attending the Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, this week and recently shared that the Pentecostal church's New York City pastor Carl Lentz has made a tremendous impact on his life.
Satanic Temple's 'Unveiling' of Goat-Headed Statue Includes VIP Tickets for Photos of Guests Seated on Pagan Idol
The Satanic Temple is selling tickets "for a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery" to mark the official unveiling of its Baphomet monument next month in Detroit, Michigan. Organizers are also offering guests an "exclusive opportunity" to have their photo taken while seated on the pagan idol.
Bishop T.D. Jakes Addresses Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision: 'We Shouldn't Lose Our Minds Over the World Being the World'
Bishop T.D. Jakes downplayed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to end state bans on same-sex marriage during a worship service at his Texas megachurch on Sunday, saying that the issue was not his primary concern.
President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator killed during a Bible study last week at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and at the conclusion of his remarks, sang the negro spiritual "Amazing Grace."
Obama Says Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Is a 'Victory' Allies Have Been Praying For (Full Transcript and Video)
President Barack Obama responded Friday to the Supreme Court's 5-4 favorable ruling legalizing gay marriage, saying that the decision was "a victory for the allies and friends and supporters who spent years, even decades working and praying for change to come."
Dylann Roof's Pastor Says 'We Need to Confront the Reality of Racism' After Charleston Church Massacre
One of the pastors counseling South Carolina gunman Dylann Storm Roof's family believes the white 21-year-old's confessed race-based massacre of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston indicates that the United States needs to "address the deep serious issue of racism in our society."
Nick Vujicic, popular Christian motivational speaker born without limbs, has recently added a new accomplishment to the list of activities he might have otherwise thought impossible — getting behind the wheel of a car for the very first time.
Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen Says Muslims Attend His Church and That His Books 'Sell a Lot in Muslim Countries'
Evangelical Christian pastor Joel Osteen shared in an interview this week that "a whole group of probably about 50 Muslims" recently visited his nondenominational megachurch in Houston, Texas, and indicated that his inspirational messages on "how to live a great life" resonate with people "in Muslim countries."
The wife of Florida pastor Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of prominent evangelical preacher Billy Graham, has issued a brief statement of her own after her husband revealed over the weekend that she, as well as he, each had an "affair."
Joel Osteen Gives Emotional Prayer for 'Brothers and Sisters in Charleston' After Emanuel AME Church Massacre
Joel Osteen, best-selling author and pastor of one of America's fastest-growing churches, led tens of thousands of worshipers in an emotional prayer this past Sunday for survivors and family members of the nine people killed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre last week.
Christians, Examine Yourselves, Says Influential Youth Leader to Those Worried About What's 'Wrong' With Millennials
The youth leader overseeing more than half a million students for one of the world's largest Christian denominations thinks older generations should question themselves over the movement of millennials away from organized religion. Young people, he believes, are often more turned off by how Christians present Jesus than they are turned off by Jesus himself.
Atlanta Megachurch's Singles Descend on Target to Get Their Hands on Men's Underwear — For a Good Cause; 'We Are Finding Some Drawers for Tonight,' One Determined Woman Declares
It was a simple enough request: drop off your drawers. That was the tongue-in-cheek promo a Buckhead, Atlanta, church used to encourage members attending its special "Single Series" to purchase packages of men's briefs to donate to a local shelter. Based on photos shared online, members of the North Point Ministries church, founded by pastor Andy Stanley, went above and beyond with their donations.
Report: ISIS Fighter Who 'Enjoyed' Killing Christians Wants to Follow Jesus After Dreaming of Man in White Who Told Him 'You Are Killing My People'
It has become a common occurrence over the years for Muslims in the Middle East who have converted to Christianity to claim to have been compelled to do so after dreaming of a person who they believe is Jesus Christ. Now, one militant belonging to the brutal Islamic State that has massacred Christians has converted to his victims' religion after dreaming of "a man in white" with a startling message, according to one missionary's account.
Gay 'Big Bang Theory' Star Plays God in New Broadway Comedy Based on Book by Twitter's Popular @TheTweetofGod Author
Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the popular television series "The Big Bang Theory," portrays the Creator of the universe in the new tongue-in-cheek Broadway play entitled "An Act of God," written by the author who runs "TheTweetOfGod" account that has nearly 2 million followers on Twitter.
Andrew Palau, Andy Mineo, Gungor, Hezekiah Walker and Other Top Artists to Fete NYC With Good Music and the Gospel
International evangelist Andrew Palau will be preaching the Good News, while popular local artists and other top-selling Christian singers provide good vibes in NYC's historic Harlem neighborhood this weekend.
'Racism Is Much Worse Than We Ever Thought,' Theologian Claims in Discussion About the Gospel's Definition of 'Race'
Not many Christians know what they're talking about when they discuss racial reconciliation and their reliance on the modern social construct of "race," as opposed to the Bible's approach to the term, which leads to an "incomplete Gospel" and underestimation of the pervasiveness of racism, according to a New Testament scholar.
'Often White Christians Assume That Normal Christianity Is White,' Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Says
Russell Moore, president of the ethics and public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., shares his frustrations with how some Christians fail to pursue racial reconciliation and the particular challenge he faces as a white man in ministry in a video recently shared online.