A shipment of 83,723 Spanish-language Bibles are headed for Cuba and will be distributed to a number of Southern Baptist churches in both Western and Eastern parts of the island nation, SBC's International Mission Board announced this week.
IMB, which is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, announced that the shipment of three 40-foot containers filled with Bibles left from the ports of South Florida and is being distributed this week to various churches throughout Cuba. The announcement added that the Bibles will arrive in the capital of Havana on March 25.
The shipment is the third since 1999 that Southern Baptists have sent to Cuba and have sent nearly 500,000 Bibles in total, IMB strategy leader for Cuba, Kurt Urbanek, said in a media statement. more >>
The Church of England is set to invest £700,000 in a new program that aims to promote greater engagement between Christian leaders and the scientific community.
The creation of the initiative, which will be part of a three-year Durham University program, was announced during British Science Week, a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that concludes on March 22.
The program will offer trainee priests and others access to resources on contemporary science, and will also research attitudes toward science from church leaders. Durham University professor Rev. David Wilkinson spoke out about the divide between faith and science during a recent interview with The Christian Post. more >>
CNN's compelling new series "Finding Jesus" is sparking conversations about the Bible across the nation and one pastor in Canada said the series has inspired his Sunday sermons.
"Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery," a six-part series, explores mysteries of the Bible by investigating science and archaeology in a bid to dispel myths and reaffirm facts about Christianity. During episode two, the documentary explored the identity of John the Baptist and his possible remains which set the basis for a recent sermon led by Toronto's Willowdale Pentecostal Church Senior Pastor Dan Disabatino.
"It's given us a format to follow and it's given us something to try to engage our congregation," Disabatino said of the popular series. "It's very well done and we're very impressed with the quality. … [So far] we've done two sermons over two Sundays." more >>
Roma Downey, the executive producer behind the upcoming 12 part series "A.D. The Bible Continues," has described the project, a sequel to 2013's "The Bible" miniseries, as "Game of Thrones meets The Bible."
Downey told the Irish Voice in an article on Friday that she has high hopes for "A.D.," which premieres on Easter Sunday night, and will follow the events of Jesus' disciples after Christ's resurrection.
"In 2013 we brought you 'The Bible,' in 2014 we brought you 'Son of God' and now it's 2015 and we're about to launch on network television 'A.D. The Bible Continues,'" said Downey, who is co-producing the series alongside her husband, Mark Burnett. more >>
Opening in theaters today is a movie that Christians have been waiting for. There is something special about God's power being shown on the silver screen for all to see. That's exactly what is going to happen with the new movie "Do You Believe?" when it hits theaters today.
The same people who made the Christian film "God's Not Dead" bring you this incredible film. Just from watching this trailer you will be covered in goosebumps. It's more than a movie, it's a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?
Share this with all to see and check out the trailer below: more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham believes that the numerous world conflicts people are witnessing today reflect passages in the Bible that talk about the end times and the "distress of nations."
"The Bible tells us that in the end times there will be 'distress of nations with perplexity,'" Graham said on Facebook, referring to Luke 21:25.
The passage reads: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring." more >>