A group of at least eight Christian converts were beaten and arrested by Iranian authorities while they were gathered for worship inside a house church in the city of Karaj, an Iranian resistance group has reported.
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, plainclothes officers raided the church earlier this month as part of a wide crackdown on house churches.
After raiding the house, the officers beat up the congregants and then confiscated their Bibles, other Christian literature and satellite dishes located on the premises. more >>
Irish celebration band Rend Collective has said that family unity inspired their forthcoming album As Family We Go. They also shared their motivation in writing songs for the Church after witnessing growing hositility toward Christians in modern culture.
On Friday, the folky worship band from Bangor, Northern Ireland, will debut their fifth studio album, which has already hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian albums chart. Members include Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell, and two bandmates (Gilkeson and Thompson) recently sat down with The Christian Post to chat about their history and mission.
"I guess our whole journey as a band has been family," Gilkeson, a drummer, told CP when asked about the inspiration behind As Family We Go. more >>
Off the top of your head, who can you say ignites crusades in America where 90 percent of the attendees are under 18 and have never been saved by Jesus Christ?
I struggled to answer this question too when it was posed to me recently by a 24-year-old Hispanic pastor named Brian Barcelona. Barcelona knew the answer. Actually, Brian Barcelona is the answer.
Barcelona is the founder of One Voice, a Los Angeles-based ministry that seeks to bring the Gospel to local high school students by strengthening student Bible clubs. more >>
The Old State House in Annapolis has just re-opened its historic Senate Chamber to public view. After a seven-year project of historic restoration, the Chamber now features a life-size statue of Gen. George Washington. Tourists and state lawmakers alike can see how they "measure up" to the Father of our Country. This is an appropriate time to consider the crucial events of our nation's Founding. The principles upheld by the Founders are coming under withering attack in our schools and in the media.
Columnist George Will describes himself as "an amiable atheist." But a new crop of unbelievers is no longer content to remain so amiable. Instead, they have become atheizers. They militantly demand that the public square be cleansed of all evidence of Americans' religious belief and practice. They are telling us, in effect, to cover up what George Washington believed, what he said, and what he did.
As the National Football League preseason is now officially underway, it can be hard to tell with the many pounds of equipment that players wear, which of them understand that God comes before football.
With all the hits, tackles, touchdowns and excitement that the NFL season brings, it can be easy for fans and children to overlook the fact that many of their favorite football stars are guided in faith and were given their abilities by God to help spread His Word.
In a newly released book titled Football Faith: 52 NFL Stars Reflect on Their Faith, Associated Press sports writer Rob Maaddi provides another platform for past and present NFL players to share how their Christian faith has shaped their lives. more >>
At 96, world renowned evangelist Billy Graham continues to share the Gospel by answering people's questions about Jesus Christ through his evangelistic association's "My Answer" initiative.
A person who goes by the name L.D. wrote to the Billy Graham Evangelic Association to ask the evangelist about the deity of Jesus Christ and what sets Him apart from say Buddha or Muhammad.
The reader asked: "I know Christians believe Jesus was divine, but what exactly do you mean by that? Most of the religions I've studied have their holy men and women, but what makes Jesus any different from them? — L.D." more >>