ANAHEIM, Calif. — Popular evangelist Greg Laurie has decried a United Church of Christ pastor who wrote in her recent book that single Christians can have sex as long as it is "mutually pleasurable and affirming."
As reported by The Christian Post, the Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan from the Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois goes against the grain of traditional biblical teachings in her book Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option — And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex.
Although many Christian denominations teach that it is sinful to have sex outside the bounds of marriage and that unmarried Christians are supposed to exercise chastity, McCleneghan argues that "we can be chaste — faithful — in unmarried sexual relationships if we exercise restraint: if we refrain from having sex that isn't mutually pleasurable and affirming, that doesn't respect the autonomy and sacred worth of ourselves and our partners." more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Evangelist Greg Laurie says the increasing rate of barbaric radical terrorist attacks around the world and the false preachings of some Mainline Christian denominations are indicators that the world might be in its "last hours" until Jesus Christ returns.
Laurie, the senior pastor of the California-based Harvest Christian Fellowship and author of over 70 books, has made comments over the past few months that indicate his belief that "we are living in the last days" and that America could face cataclysmic judgment from God for embracing a sinful, secularized culture that kills its unborn babies and pretends that God does not exist.
While some news organizations, like World Religion News, have inaccurately spun Laurie's words to suggest that he believes a "godless America will be destroyed by a volcano," The Christian Post caught up with Laurie during the 27th annual SoCal Harvest last weekend at Angel Stadium where he clarified his views on End Times prophecy. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — If you ask Christian hip-hop artist Kevin Elijah Burgess, aka "KB," the Church is going to have to confront the blind spots that it has preferred to ignore if real racial reconciliation is to happen.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Burgess said that for real racial reconciliation in America to occur and for the Church to become a prophetic voice on the matter, two things are going to have to happen.
"One is confession. There is no repentance without confession. I think there needs to be a particular emphasis on the reality that the Church is as segregated as it has always been," said the 28-year-old native of St. Petersburg, Florida, just before he took the stage before 37,000 people at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium on Saturday. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — Prior to addressing a crowd of 37,000 at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium Saturday night, leading evangelist and author Greg Laurie sat down with The Christian Post and discussed a number of hot-button topics and offered explanations on how some of them play into biblical prophecy.
Below is the complete transcript of Laurie's interview with CP.
The Christian Post: Do you believe that it is more urgent than ever for Christians to share the gospel and lead non-believers to Christ? more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Worship artist Phil Wickham believes Greg Laurie and the Harvest Crusades have altered the spiritual landscape of the United States and that God is reminding the Church of His fatherly love in this season.
"I think the Harvest Crusades have been a massive part of shaping the culture of Southern California," Wickham said in an interview with The Christian Post just before taking the stage on Sunday to perform at the 27th SoCal Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium before 36,000 people.
"Without the vision of them, and the implementation of them, there would be a different spiritual environment. I'm so thankful for Greg and his commitment to the Gospel and his commitment to keeping it simple, preaching Jesus to the lost," he continued. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hollywood actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson appeared as a surprise guest at SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium Sunday night and sat down on stage with evangelist Greg Laurie to discuss recent reports that he is working on a sequel to his blockbuster reenactment film "The Passion of the Christ."
In June, screenwriter Randall Wallace, who wrote classics like "Braveheart," "Pearl Harbor," and "We Were Soldiers," told Hollywood Reporter that he and Gibson are working on a follow-up to "The Passion of the Christ" that focuses on Christ's resurrection. In that interview Wallace said, "The Passion is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell."
The 60-year-old Gibson, who directed and produced the 2004 film, was asked by Laurie about the rumors circulating around Wallace's claims and asked if a follow-up to "The Passion" is really going to happen. more >>