John Piper presented a panoramic view of history as he shared unique insights and application from the book of Revelation at the Passion 2016 conference Sunday morning.
"Last year at Passion 2015 we began and ended with three words: 'It is finished,' and tonight we start with three words: 'He is risen,'" said Giglio.
The impetus for this song came three years ago, when North Point drummer Brandon Coker was visiting his uncle in the small town of St. Mary's, Georgia.
On a recent visit to India, my first stop in New Delhi was a visit with my precious grandmother over evening tea
"How do you respond to people in your church who have an unanswered prayer and are bearing a burden God has chosen not to remove?"
Today marks nine years since I did something that profoundly changed my life. On March 16, 2006, as college students at Georgia Tech, Orit Sklar and I filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against our school for free speech and religious liberty.
Passion 2015 Conference Opens to 20,000 Students in Atlanta; Giglio Emphasizes Finished Work of Christ
Over 20,000 university students and leaders from around the world converged in downtown Atlanta Friday evening to kick off the Passion 2015 conference, the first of three, 3-day gatherings hosted by Passion this year focused on making Jesus famous while benefitting local communities and impacting the world.
This Christmas season I set out to explore how some of the poorest and most vulnerable in India approach the Advent, and how Jesus' birth is presented and celebrated by believers in seemingly unlikely environments in our world.
In that moment I was reminded of how First Baptist Atlanta has been more than just my church for the past 30 years. It is indeed my family. And Dr. Stanley has been more than just the pastor. He has been my pastor. Today, as he turns 82 years old, Dr. Stanley remains like a grandfather in the faith to me and countless others who have been personally shaped by his ministry over the years.
Over the years my mom has taught me countless lessons, and I could talk endlessly about her impact on my life spiritually and scholastically and everything in between… she has modeled what it means to cultivate generosity, to embrace academic discipline, and to develop a biblical worldview, to name just a few of the ways her example has inspired my trajectory.
Over 70,000 people attended an Easter service at one of North Point Ministries' eight church locations in the Atlanta area, with an additional 32,000 watching a service online from April 19 to 20. These results, unprecedented for North Point, were largely driven by their "Easter With Us" campaign, a coordinated effort involving each of the church campuses and regional partners in Georgia as well as the television and internet programming initiatives.
The Passion 2014 Atlanta Conference kicked off at Philips Arena in Atlanta Friday with over 20,000 university students attending the two-day event from around the world. Students from over 1,200 universities and 33 countries attended this year's Passion conference in Atlanta. This is the first of Passion's two large-scale gatherings this year in North America for 18-25 year olds. Passion 2014 Houston will be held on February 14-15 at the Toyota Center.
Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley 'Uncomfortably Bold' on Confronting Christians About Wealth, Generosity
Stanley is convinced that the biggest challenge facing rich people is that they have lost their ability to recognize that they are indeed rich, a point he has been known to be "uncomfortably bold" about emphasizing to his congregation which averages over 33,000 people weekly. "No matter where you stand on the economy, we live in the richest time of the richest nation in history," he adds. "I wrote this book to help rich people get better at being rich. It is a general call to greater generosity and recognition of how much we all have."
The auditorium was filled to capacity, the stage was set with brightly colored lights and creative props, and the music was loud and animated – all typical aspects of a contemporary worship service, yet features that still catch my attention on occasion as someone raised in a more traditional church environment.
Twenty-three years ago today, I was a young child sitting in church when my mom suddenly told me to call an usher. Here is what happened the day I almost lost my mom and brother… and how that traumatic experience still impacts my perspective and priorities.
Andy Stanley to Launch 'Be Rich' Campaign to TV Audience; Generosity Initiative Expected to Surpass $5 Million
"Be Rich." If you think this is yet another television preacher's attempt to convince you to send in a big check for a church building project or focus on expanding your own material wealth, think again.
The second bi-annual Epoch Awards will take place Monday in Atlanta, Ga., as a red carpet celebration of missions innovators and charity leaders from around the world featuring an awards presentation of resources totaling $50,000 to further these efforts.
Becky Stanley Brodersen, Dr. Charles Stanley's daughter who now resides in Dallas, Texas, also shared a heartfelt testimony of his love and support over the years and emphasized how he taught her to pray and listen to God as a young child.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Roy Costner IV answered 5 questions about why he decided to defy school rules and pray at graduation, how he is responding to critics, and what he plans to do in the future.
Ravi Zacharias to Liberty Univ. Graduates: Draw the Right Lines in Life, Find Your Definitions in God
Ravi Zacharias, renowned Christian apologist, best-selling author, and founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, delivered the Baccalaureate Address at Liberty University's historic 40th Commencement exercises earlier this month.
Dorothy Patterson, professor of theology and women's studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and wife of SWBTS President Paige Patterson, spoke on the importance of embracing biblical womanhood and challenged ladies to cultivate vision, creativity, and courage in every stage of life as Mother's Day approaches.
Did you realize that Wednesday, April 10, was "National Siblings Day?" Chances are you haven't heard much about the occasion because it is not widely recognized, although it should be!
It was a warm spring weekend in March 2010, and I was in the middle of an adventurous trip to rural east India. I decided to visit a local church in Ranchi, Jharkhand that Sunday, but was told that there probably wouldn't be many people gathering in the morning and it might not be safe to venture out alone.
The Drive 2013 Conference, a three-day gathering of over 2,400 pastors and church leaders from 25 countries and 700 organizations, wrapped up last Wednesday at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga., with a call for believers to re-examine and adapt their approach to communicating the Gospel in a culture where Christians are now the minority.
Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Community Church and founder of North Point Ministries, spoke to pastors and ministry leaders gathered at the Drive Conference in Alpharetta, Ga., Tuesday morning about the importance of creating a church template and culture which unchurched people find appealing, engaging, and helpful, with the ultimate goal of leading them to Jesus Christ.