Approximately 7,000 worshiping Christians gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the 37th-annual Easter sunrise service, which featured Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait and the song "We Believe."
The event was hosted and organized by Capital Church, an interdenominational congregation in the Washington suburb of Vienna, Virginia. The service began at 6:30 a.m. and the hour-and-a-half music-filled ceremony featured not only Tait but a choir, orchestra, band and a brief sermon from the congregation's lead pastor Amos Dodge.
"Washington, D.C. is arguably the one most influential cities in the world and I do believe it is important in the heart of the most influential city of the world to declare on Easter morning our faith in the risen Lord," Dodge told The Christian Post. "I think it is important to reclaim some of our own spiritual heritage and we do that from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declare our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, who died and rose again." more >>
There is so many times in life that God calls us to go. But fear makes us hesitate and stops us from moving forward.This powerful video reminds us to "Just Go" and God will get us through it.
God wouldn't put us in a situation we can't get out of. Many times we fear change, but the Lord can change our lives for the better. Sometimes we have to let go of the past in order to move forward. No matter how many scars it may have left on us, we have to keep on moving to becoming better.
Everyone needs to be reminded from time to time. If God calls you to it, He'll get you through it! more >>
NEW YORK — Vincent Regan, whose extensive resume includes roles in more than a few historical and mythological blockbusters, appears in the new "A.D." series as Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus' crucifixion. The stage and screen star, a former Roman Catholic who identifies as agnostic, breaks down his character and his views on Christ and explains why he is smitten with the pope.
Regan has starred in numerous British television series and a long list of feature films, but is better known for his roles as a man of war in "300" and "Troy."
This time around, the U.K. veteran is all about keeping the peace, albeit still with a sword, in NBC's "A.D. The Bible Continues." more >>
NEW YORK — Emmanuelle Chriqui, best known for playing Sloan in the hit HBO series "Entourage," and who stars as Herodian in the National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus" — that will re-broadcast on Fox News Friday and Sunday nights — reflects on the role she took on in portraying the woman who had a hand in the death of John the Baptist during an interview with The Christian Post.
"Ultimately, she's a bad guy. She didn't think she was a bad person. She thought that she was doing absolutely what she needed to do," Chriqui told CP last week before the film's New York City premiere.
Unlike her previous roles, being cast as Herodian meant that she was playing the part of royalty, which was a first for her. more >>
If we are truly honest with ourselves, then we can all admit that we have been lonely. Almost like there was no answer to the way we had been feeling. But Ben Piershale has an amazing answer to the feeling of constant loneliness.
The pain of loneliness is one that is very hard to deal with. Some of us may be blessed in more ways then we can ever imagine, yet we still feel lonely. It can cause us to think negatively, or even get down on ourselves. Ben takes the time to explain that all of us can feel lonely at some point in our lives. Feeling lonely can come from a number of things, but many of us ask the question, "how do stop the pain of loneliness?"
The most important thing is to remember that with God you are NEVER alone. He is there through thick and thin, and through all the stressful times. Ben Piershale explains that loneliness is something that every individual goes through in life but God's presence is constantly available to everyone. Listen to Ben's spoken word below: more >>
WASHINGTON — Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a March 13 conference on science and religion hosted by The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
At the end of a panel on "Science Engagement in Congregations," an audience member who identified himself as a rabbi said "the elephant in the room has not been discussed," which he identified as, "that the fundamental basis of Christianity is a violation of nature."
He began his remarks by recalling another event he attended at a Presbyterian church. An audience member at that event asked one of the panelists, a Presbyterian, about the resurrection. "Do you really believe that?" he asked. The panelist replied, "no, we understand [the resurrection] metaphorically," the rabbi recalled him saying. more >>