The Ark Encounter project, aiming to build a life-size replica of the biblical Noah's Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky, revealed in its latest update that workers have started pouring concrete at the site.
The group posted a photo on Facebook showing trucks pouring concrete on Friday, as the much-anticipated project takes the next step.
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has also been making updates on the project, and earlier in January posted a short video showing how the construction site looks. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham says that while his father, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, rarely addressed issues concerning secular society, he's doing so because unlike when his father grew up, the U.S. is controlled by secularists who want to "deny that Jesus ever existed."
Speaking at the two-day Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference in Oklahoma City, Graham called on all Christians to become more active in their local, state and national politics, urging them to take back control of America's now-secular society that mocks and ridicules Christians for their beliefs.
The 62 year old, who's the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the president of Samaritan's Purse humanitarian organization, explained that many criticize him for chastising secularism because his father did not talk about it. However, Graham explained that his father never needed to address the issue because when his father was growing up, America had a very Christian-oriented society. more >>
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who's expected to run for president in 2016, says gay marriage isn't a political issue, but a biblical issue.
"This is not a political issue," Huckabee said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue — unless I get a new version of the Scriptures, it's really not my place to say, OK, I'm just going to evolve. It's like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that — I mean, we're not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard. We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they've had for 2,000 years."
Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, is considering a 2016 presidential run within the Republican party, which could see a number of candidates vying for the Republican nomination. He's been outspoken on several topics but has always linked his comments to his personal faith and Christianity as a whole. more >>
One month ago, headlines proclaimed, "Grandson of Billy Graham: The Pulpit is No Place to Speak on Social Issues."
The headlines were in response to comments made by Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, during a panel discussion on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Pastor Tchividjian had said, "I think, in my opinion, over the course of the last 20 or 30 years, evangelicalism, specifically their association with the religious right and conservative politics, has done more damage to the brand of Christianity than just about anything else." more >>
Another long-time Evangelical pastor, Stan Mitchell, has decided that homosexuality is acceptable to the God of the Bible; TIME magazine makes quite a story of it. In his self-disclosing comments about his decision, it is noteworthy that he talks a lot about love and "conversation" and "journeys" but little or not at all about truth and the Bible.
Of initial note is Pastor Mitchell's ominous omittance of any biblical basis for his change. The absence of any reference to Scripture in his comments renders his sermon mere autobiography, not proclamation of truth in love.
As to the substance of what is, for Christians, determinative, it's this: what one believes about human sexuality comes down to whether or not the book Christians proclaim as the written Word of God is, in fact, that. The questions are these: more >>
New content from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's latest television series "A.D." is set to debut during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The NFL Super Bowl XLIX will feature the game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks as well as the most coveted advertisement spots on television. In an unprecedented turn of events, over 110 million people will see the new "A.D. – The Bible Continues" promo during the game.
"A.D.," produced by the husband-and-wife team Downey and Burnett, is set to premiere on NBC on Easter Sunday, April 5. The new 12-hour series will pick up right where the couple's "Bible" series left off, revealing what would become the most influential movement in history — the rise of the church. While the "Bible" aired on the History channel in 2013, Burnett explained that NBC was a better fit for "A.D." more >>