Seasoned evangelist Luis Palau will be joined by popular preacher Francis Chan and worship leader Kristian Stanfill and the Passion Band for a series of free events next month across the New York City metro area.
The events, held under the banner of the Re:New conference, takes place Feb. 10-13 for one night each in Wayne, New Jersey, and in New York City's Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn boroughs.
The Palau Association, the Re:New organizers, explain in a press release shared with The Christian Post that the events "were created to help strengthen believers in their spiritual walk, build up their faith, grow their commitment to the local church, and reinforce the vital work being accomplished by churches in the New York City metro area." more >>
A fire that burned the Eric Garner memorial on MLK day has been ruled an accident by FDNY officials, despite claims made by his family that it was arson.
On Monday evening, the FDNY responded to the fire on Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Tompkinsville, the same spot where Garner's chokehold death occurred last year. While the fire was extinguished, the extent of damage is yet to be determined.
"It was investigated and determined to be an accidental fire and the cause was the candle," an FDNY source told The Christian Post. more >>
In an attempt to counter the influence of a Christian student group called the Good News Club at a New York public elementary school, atheist parents have created their own organization for young children that will hold its first meeting on Thursday.
Atheist activists with the Better News Club have created a student group called the Young Skeptics for Fairbanks Road Elementary School in Churchville in response to the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Club's chapters, which it claims are advancing "a form of psychological abuse."
Established in 1937, the CEF has three ministry programs: Good News Club, the 5-Day Club, and the Truth Chasers Club. "The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment," reads their website. more >>
The New York City Police Department has reportedly been placed on alert after an ISIS message surfaced calling on its followers to kill police officers, soldiers and civilians in the United States by any means necessary.
"Pay close attention to people as they approach and look for their hands as they approach you," an internal NYPD memo read, according to the New York Daily News on Sunday.
The threat was apparently made by ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad Al-Adnani, and mirrors a previous jihadist call for action in September 2014. The memo warns that the latest threat should be taken even more seriously, in light of the terror attacks in France last week that killed 17 people. more >>
National Geographic has offered a behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming dramatization of TV host Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's best-selling book, Killing Jesus: A History.
"'Killing Jesus' is about a man, a real man, and I was very interested in making a film that would appeal to believers and nonbelievers," says Director Christopher Menaul in the three-minute clip.
The video features comments from the main cast as well, including Haaz Sleiman ("The Visitor"), the Lebanese and Muslim-raised actor who takes on the title role of Jesus. more >>
Two plainclothes NYPD officers were shot on Monday night while trying to stop a robbery in the Bronx.
Officers Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellarano returned to the scene of a robbery in the Bronx after finishing their shift and were shot by suspects. Dossi was hit in the stomach and arm while Pellarano was shot in the arm and a bullet grazed his chest. The suspects fired at other officers before stealing a Chevrolet Camaro and fleeing the scene. They then crashed the stolen car a few blocks away and fled on foot.
Both officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and treated for their injuries. Fortunately, both are expected to make full recoveries, and a group of officials gathered at the hospital to show support and address the situation. more >>