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.
Thanks to several engineers, the 32-year-old married father was able to do what many people otherwise take for granted — drive. The momentous occasion was revealed in the TLC one-hour special, "Man Born Without Limbs."
"Ever since I was a kid, the burning desire in me was to do what everyone else can do," Vujicic said in a promotional clip for "Man Born Without Limbs." more >>
After being officially de-recognized by America's largest university system because it required its student leaders to be professing Christians, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is once again a recognized student group in the California State University system after conversations between the two sides has led to a mutual "understanding."
With 23 chapters on 19 Cal State campuses, CSU officially stripped InterVarsity, an international campus ministry with 985 chapters across the globe, of its official campus recognition last September because of the group's unwillingness to comply with an "all-comers" campus policy that prohibited the organization from requiring that its student leaders must be Christian.
In a press release last Friday, InterVarsity announced that after on-going conversations between the ministry's leadership and CSU officials, the ministry will be re-recognized as an official student group and will have access to use campus buildings and student government funding without having to compromise the organization's Christian values. more >>
California Pastor Tim Storey has been called a life coach to the stars with a ministry that has led him to speak into the lives of countless celebrities including rapper Kanye West and actor Charlie Sheen, who had a highly controversial breakdown in 2011.
Storey, 54, is the pioneer of a spiritual meeting known as the Hollywood Bible Study that began in 1992 with 12 people that has grown to over 2000, but dealing with entertainers was not his original vision for his life while he was a student at South Eastern University in Florida.
"My dream was to reach all people and so when I first started [in ministry], I went on a lot of missions trips to third world countries," said Storey to The Christian Post. "And I would do motivational speaking in places like South Africa, Nigeria and some of the tougher parts of the Philippines." more >>
In a passionate speech presenting the historic sacrifice made by Iraqi Christians on Wednesday, Chaldean Catholic Bishop Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo said that although Iraqi Christians have been slaughtered in masses by ISIS, Iraqi Christians have been proudly losing their lives in the name of Jesus since before Islam existed.
Speaking at Skyline Wesleyan Church's Future Conference in San Diego, Jammo, who's a native of Baghdad with ancestral ties to the Nineveh Plains and serves as bishop of a Chaldean Catholic Diocese that spans throughout the Western U.S., explained that the Chaldean Christian community's experience of being forced to choose between paying a tax for their faith or being killed predates ISIS' brutal demand.
In fact, Jammo explained that Chaldean Christians were first asked to pay taxes in order to celebrate their faith in the year 339 under the rule of King Shapur II, when he told Christians that they must pay double taxes if they wish to continue worshiping Jesus without being killed. more >>
The founder of the U.S. Hispanic Action Network says that God is answering America's prayer for revival and He's "wrapping it up in immigration."
Gonzalez spoke to those assembled at Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, for the Future Conference, calling on the Church to be open to what God is doing through immigration.
"God is bringing them [revivalists], but we let the media and the pundits make it a wedge issue inside the Church," he declared. more >>
Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church, warned those gathered at the Future Conference in La Mesa, California, that "forces of darkness" are trying to rip apart racial and church unity, but also offered hope for peace among believers.
Jackson predicted that this summer Americans will see many more shootings and instances of racial unrest.
"We are in a time where there is a desire by the forces of darkness to rip asunder our unity and dignity and cause there to be a challenge among us," Jackson, who's also the chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, pointed to many acts of community development and racial reconciliation in churches across the U.S. more >>