Famous evangelist Billy Graham is coming out with a new book titled Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond, which his son, Franklin Graham, revealed he had been working on since before his 95th birthday.
"It was great to be able to visit my father this weekend at his home," Franklin wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.
The message continued: "He said, 'When I die, tell others that I've gone to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ — that's where I am.' Jesus Himself said, 'Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. ... I go to prepare a place for you. ... I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also' (John 14:1–3)." more >>
In his last nightly message at the 26th annual SoCal Harvest Crusade on Sunday, evangelist and Pastor Greg Laurie urged tens of thousands of Californians to realize that life passes too quickly, and that they needed to repent without any delay, rather than "have an affair," as the Ashley Madison website suggests.
"You can't ignore the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead," Laurie said as he began his message titled "Hope for the Afterlife," speaking at the packed Angel Stadium in Anaheim in southern California on Sunday night. Harvest Crusade organizers told The Christian Post that 32,000 people attended the event in Angel Stadium on Sunday night, and 3,488 people made decisions for Christ that evening.
In His Resurrection, Jesus changed human history, said the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship. "And His Resurrection can change your history tonight." more >>
Imagine that a loved one dies, and years later you receive a letter they wrote before they passed. That's how writer Anne Morse describes My Final Word, the new book she co-authored posthumously with the late evangelical figure, radio commentator and former Nixon aide Charles Colson, which shares Colson's uncanny foresight and words of wisdom regarding many of today's critical issues — most notably religion.
The book is comprised of memos, or mini-essays, written by Colson that hadn't before been published or used in any formal capacity. "He used his memos as a sort of diary at times," Morse, a journalist and longtime writer for Colson, told The Christian Post. Colson would routinely dictate his thoughts using a voice recorder and later have them transcribed, she explained.
"He did a lot of dictating daily. We had thousands [of memos] to choose from." Morse told CP that those memos had never been turned into a script for BreakPoint, Colson's Christian worldview daily radio commentary, or used in his column for Christianity Today. Hence the impetus for the book. more >>
A group of students in Duke University's freshman class are speaking out publicly about their refusal to read a novel that was selected as the freshman summer reading book because the book's pornographic content violates their Christian beliefs and moral principles.
In April, Duke University announced that the book, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical novel written by New York Times best-selling author Alison Bechdel about her relationship with her father, was the one book selected from a list of six titles to be the class of 2019's "Common Experience" summer reading book.
Although Duke's summer reading program is not required, the purpose behind the program is to give incoming students the opportunity to discuss the book in small groups during their orientation before school starts. A special printing of the book was mailed over the summer to all incoming freshman. more >>
Gospel singer Kierra Sheard recently remade Beyoncé Knowles' 2008 hit single "If I Were a Boy" from the perspective of a single Christian woman.
Sheard, the 28-year-old singer, "Sunday Best" judge and fashion designer, took to Instagram to admit that she has made some dating mistakes, which inspired her to remake Knowles' song.
"As a Christian single woman dating, I've been hurt and not wise on my dating journey. However, I've learned what's best for me and what I would do differently if I dated myself," Sheard wrote on Instagram. more >>
ATLANTA — If you knew your enemy was using a strategic plan to try to defeat you, wouldn't you adopt a battle plan of your own? You might be surprised to find that the most lethal weapon in your arsenal isn't a vengeful act, a firearm, or a lawsuit — it's prayer. That's the premise behind the dramatic new film "War Room," which director/producer duo Alex and Stephen Kendrick say is a "call to prayer."
Although the film's two main characters appear to have it all together, Tony and Elizabeth Jordan's marriage is in serious trouble. Elizabeth is at her wits' end, unsure about how to turn things around. Tony is indifferent, choosing to focus his energies on his thriving career in pharmaceuticals. But when Elizabeth's real estate job carries her to the home of Miss. Clara (Karen Abercrombie), she'll be challenged in a way that will turn her world upside down.
The film's Atlanta premiere at the Woodruff Arts Center last Thursday was abuzz with anticipation as attendees decked in their finest frocks mixed and mingled, enjoying h'ordeuvres and live piano. It wasn't long before familiar faces began to dot the crowd as members of the cast arrived, making their way down the stretch of red carpet under the flash of pointed cameras. more >>