ANAHEIM, Calif. — Worship artist Phil Wickham believes Greg Laurie and the Harvest Crusades have altered the spiritual landscape of the United States and that God is reminding the Church of His fatherly love in this season.
"I think the Harvest Crusades have been a massive part of shaping the culture of Southern California," Wickham said in an interview with The Christian Post just before taking the stage on Sunday to perform at the 27th SoCal Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium before 36,000 people.
"Without the vision of them, and the implementation of them, there would be a different spiritual environment. I'm so thankful for Greg and his commitment to the Gospel and his commitment to keeping it simple, preaching Jesus to the lost," he continued. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hollywood actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson appeared as a surprise guest at SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium Sunday night and sat down on stage with evangelist Greg Laurie to discuss recent reports that he is working on a sequel to his blockbuster reenactment film "The Passion of the Christ."
In June, screenwriter Randall Wallace, who wrote classics like "Braveheart," "Pearl Harbor," and "We Were Soldiers," told Hollywood Reporter that he and Gibson are working on a follow-up to "The Passion of the Christ" that focuses on Christ's resurrection. In that interview Wallace said, "The Passion is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell."
The 60-year-old Gibson, who directed and produced the 2004 film, was asked by Laurie about the rumors circulating around Wallace's claims and asked if a follow-up to "The Passion" is really going to happen. more >>
Controversial Georgia-based New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor Bishop Eddie Long, who in 2010 faced allegations that he coerced four teenage boys into having sex with him, is once again making headlines.
This time Long's dramatic weight loss is sparking speculation that the megachurch pastor is not in good health. Long contends, however, that a raw vegan diet is responsible for his transformaion. Now a group of dieticians are weighing in.
A recent video the pastor posted to his Facebook page indicates that he has given up his fast food "weakness" — restaurant chain Popeye's "biscuits with the honey and the chicken wangs, spicy." more >>
Would you like to do the worst possible job of getting people involved in ministry in your church?
Sometimes I think church leaders take the most negative approaches in an attempt to encourage more people to get involved in ministry in the church.
There are several common blunders. Here are six of them: more >>
While it's no secret that many Christians are beyond bewildered this election season, with some expressing extreme dislike for both presidential nominees, the president of Intercessors for America is urging believers to both pray fervently and to vote in November.
In a phone interview with The Christian Post, IFA President Dave Kubal said that in light of how much distaste exists for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "we know that it is a strategy of the enemy to stir up as much hate as possible in this process."
Scripture commands Christians to intercede for their leaders whether they like them or not. In 1 Timothy 2:2, Paul instructs believers to pray "for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." more >>
A civil racketeering lawsuit that has dogged former Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll since he was forced to resign from the now dissolved church in 2014, was dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge on Thursday.
"I am grateful to God for the dismissal of these false and malicious allegations," Driscoll, now senior pastor of Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, told The Christian Post on Friday. "I remain steadfast and committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am forever humbled and thankful for the prayers and tremendous support of family, friends, and fellow pastors."
The four plaintiffs named in the 42-page lawsuit against Driscoll didn't have the money to pursue the case and never served Driscoll or former chief elder Sutton Turner, who was also named as a defendant, with the necessary documents, according to The Seattle Times. As a result, the case was dismissed. more >>