Evangelist Luis Palau has preached the Gospel to more than 30 million people in 75 countries, but he will share his life-changing message for the first time in New York Saturday as more than 60,000 people gather for a concert, the culmination of a months-long project that couples Christian evangelism with good works.
"It's the largest one I have ever seen that we have used – except maybe Buenos Aires and Argentina, which was sort of large," the 80-year-old evangelist, who has been called the "Latino Billy Graham," tells CBN, of the event at New York's famous park. "This one is so massive. And the city skyline, that is what really gets you."
The NY CityFest, which starts at 4 p.m., will feature special appearances and top national recording artists, according to the event's website. Palau will share "a message about the transformative power of hope, and some Good News that can change your life today." more >>
NEW YORK — Tobin Heath, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and member of the World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer team, regularly thanked God on her Twitter account during their road to the championship and acknowledged Him after their win in the finals against Japan last week.
Heath, 27, a professing Christian who acknowledged God several times on Twitter this year, also cites the scripture Ephesians 2: 8-9 in her description on the social media account.
"WWC FINAL!!!!!," tweeted Heath on July 5 after winning the championship game. more >>
NEW YORK — Ever since witnessing just how much evangelism coupled with good works can impact communities and even bring Christians together, Kevin Palau, son of popular Latin American evangelist Luis Palau, says he has been captivated by the idea of "unity."
It all began 30 years ago, when he started working with The Luis Palau Association, the organization supporting his father's global evangelism ministry. But instead of working there for three decades, Palau was only supposed to be at the nonprofit for one year. That's what he had in mind anyway.
As Palau explains in his book Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel, after graduating from Wheaton College, he was hoping that a stint supporting his father's ministry would be a good way to help pay off the student loans he had accumulated over the years. more >>
NEW YORK — Performance artist David Garibaldi, who accomplished his goal of raising $1 million for charity by age 30, wowed a Christian audience Tuesday when he brought to life in a matter of minutes a stunning image of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.
Garibaldi, who describes himself as "a performance painter on the go with a few things to say," definitely gave his onlookers something to talk about when he created two works of art from scratch before thousands of Christians gathered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last night.
The Sacramento, California, artist first painted a radiant image of a man carrying a child, with the child's head resting on the man's shoulder. That image, like the stunning painting of Christ, unfolded in a matter of minutes as audience members "oohed" and "aahed" at Garibaldi's unfolding work. more >>
NEW YORK — How much does it cost to show and prove that Christians care about more than just converting people but also take Jesus' mandate to love others as themselves at face value? Well, if you're in New York City, it apparently costs $10 million.
That's the budget set aside (more than 90 percent of which has been raised) for The Luis Palau Association's NY CityServe project that couples Christian evangelism with good works in an effort to build long-lasting relations between believers and their neighbors, and connect believers with other believers.
New York City is home to more than 8 million people, representing various ethnicities, languages and religious beliefs. Protestants, less than 30 percent of the city's population, are scattered throughout the city's five boroughs and gather over the weekend in empty school auditoriums and storefront tabernacles or in big concert halls and equally massive church buildings. more >>
U.S. President Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia, landed a summer job totally unrelated to politics. She started an internship working with Lena Dunham on the Williamsburg set of HBO's "Girls."
The 17-year-old presidential daughter has been sighted in Brooklyn delivering coffee for the cast and crew of the popular TV series, Yahoo Celebrity News writes, as well as helping keep the public off the set during filming.
According to U.S. Weekly, Malia has admitted to being a fan of U.S. actress, author, screenwriter, and director/producer, Dunham, and is reported as having gotten along well with the series' star. However, it hasn't been determined how long Obama will be interning on the set of "Girls." more >>