Easter has always meant a lot to me, and in the life of our church, Easter Sundays have been historic times of outreach, growth and opportunity. However, the resurrection of Jesus has never meant more to me than it does right now.
Joel Osteen on Bringing 'America's Night of Hope' to NYC's Yankee Stadium: 'There's Something Special Here' (Video)
Texas megachurch pastor Joel Osteen recently made a visit to Yankee Stadium in New York City to take in a game and give a brief preview of what attendees can expect when he returns in June for "America's Night of Hope."
Saddleback Church lead pastor Rick Warren shot down rumors that he had any eschatological intentions when he posted a picture of Monday's lunar eclipse to his Facebook earlier this week.
Good Friday's so much more than some religious holiday. It's very, very personal. I see in the horror of what He suffered, how costly, how grotesque my me-centered living really is. Why? Why would He pay the penalty I deserve?
Jesus' suffering did not commence with His flogging or with His slow, agonizing march to Calvary. Scripture tells us that the Lord suffered during His dark hours in Gethsemane, the place where He "began to be grieved and distressed" (Matt. 26:37).
Jesus sells. That's why they have cover stories on Him in magazines and TV specials, even if some of them offer strange theories to try to explain away things like the original Easter.
Palm Sunday, April 13 marked the beginning of Holy Week, when Christian believers celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. That evening, 'The Passion of The Christ' made its commercial television debut on the UP Television Network.
Pastor Shane Idleman of Westside Christian Fellowship Church, advises Christians to celebrate the power of the cross this Easter instead of focusing on the pagan aspects of the holiday.
For many years now, publishers have been releasing books that claim that the Bible does not oppose committed homosexual relationships. That is nothing new. But it is a sad and shameful day when a major Christian publisher releases such a book and claims that it is a solid evangelical publication. This is abhorrent, disgraceful, and terribly misleading. And it needs to be addressed and exposed.
A short dramatic video depicting Jesus in line to be sent inside the Auschwitz concentration camp by Nazi soldiers circa 1943 Poland, and chosen to be killed inside a gas chamber, was released this week by Jews For Jesus, a ministry of Christian outreach into the Jewish community.
Mayor Jim Fouts of Warren, Mich., recently denied an atheist's request to set up a "Reason Station" next to the "Prayer Station" in City Hall, saying the display would be disruptive.
Participants at Pastor Ed Young's Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, attempted a world-record 17,000 square foot chalk portrait of Jesus on Wednesday as part of Easter activities.
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham says Bill Nye has been painting an inaccurate picture of Ham and those who believe in the literal interpretation of the Genesis creation account. Ham insisted that he is not the leader of a cultic fringe group, as Nye seems to suggest.
Lawyers for the Department of Justice recently announced that they are willing to legally defend the long-debated, giant cross atop a war memorial in Southern California, saying they find the cross to be an "appropriate" structure and not a violation of the separation of church and state.
Former Lesbian Turned Christian to Advise Hispanic Pastors on LGBT Issues at First Una Voz (One Voice) Conference
Janet Boynes, a former lesbian turned Christian author and public speaker is set to address a crowd of Hispanic evangelical pastors at the Una Voz (One Voice) convention in San Diego later this month where she will discuss the church's response to LGBT issues.
Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, says the resurrection of Jesus Christ is good news for people of all faiths who seek His forgiveness and make the decision to believe in Him.
Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Christian Easter Display at Wis. Capitol
An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth."
Hollywood Exec DeVon Franklin: 'Heaven Is for Real' Box Office Success Can Green-Light More Faith-Based Movies
DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia TriStar Pictures, is praying for a major turnout for the new film, "Heaven Is for Real," in theaters this week. Blockbuster sales at the box office would, according to the Hollywood executive and devout Christian, result in more faith-friendly features on the big screen.
An Oklahoma school district has approved a course about the Bible proposed by the president of Hobby Lobby Inc.
Thomas Nelson Community College along with its umbrella organization, the Virginia Community College System, has agreed to suspend its policy on "free speech zones" in response to a lawsuit brought by a student who wants to preach on campus.