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 >>
ANAHEIM, California — for King and Country duo brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone believe that Christianity is undergoing a transition in the United States, and that some things are being lost and broken in order for faith to be rebuilt.
In an interview with The Christian Post just prior to taking the stage Friday to perform at the 27th Harvest SoCal event at Angel Stadium, Joel Smallbone said that although Christianity may be in statistical decline in America now, he is not despairing as some are, noting that he has been reading Russell Moore's book Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel.
"What struck me was, even before I read the book, was that you can have a bit of a doomsday [outlook] like the good-old days are gone — that America, built on these great biblical foundations, that it's not the same anymore, you can't make an assumption of faith or scripture anymore. You can't make an assumption about morality of faith based on scripture, and I've always looked at it like it was a terrible thing but [Moore's] position was very striking." more >>
ANAHEIM, California — God does not send people to Hell, rather it is people that have to climb over Jesus to send themselves there, leading evangelist Greg Laurie told over 37,000 attendees of the 27th annual SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium and thousands more watching online Saturday night.
Laurie, the senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship and an author of over 70 books, gave about a 35-minute message on the second night of the three-night event, after performances from Phil Wickham and the Harvest Worship Band, the rock band Skillet and rapper KB.
In his sermon, Laurie addressed three major life questions that people won't find the answers to on Google, Yahoo or Siri. Along with questions like "Why am I so lonely?" and "Why am I so empty inside?" Laurie also tackled the question of "What happens after I die?" more >>
ANAHEIM, California – for King & Country's Joel Smallbone decided to leave the stage to wade through the crowd of thousands of people just to exhort the men to treat the women in their lives with respect during a performance at Harvest SoCal Friday night in Angel Stadium.
While singing their hit song "It's Not Over Yet," Joel Smallbone began walking on top of the dugout to address some 32,000 attendees in a more up-close-and-personal way (brother Luke remained and sang from the stage).
Both men are particularly interested in reviving chivalry among men. more >>