Over 140 Christian organizations dedicated to providing copies of the Bible translated in people's native languages will converge in Philadelphia this week for a World Assembly that only happens once every six years.
Gunnar Mägi from United Bible Societies told The Christian Post there will be around 500 attendees representing work being done in 200 countries, which would be comparable to the previous World Assembly meeting held in Seoul, South Korea, in 2010.
"The theme for this year is: 'God's Word: Living Hope for All.' And the key Bible passage for the week is 1 Peter 1:3," Mägi said about the World Assembly that starts Thursday and runs through next week. more >>
A mainline Protestant congregation has decided to ban Jesus' recorded statements, over the belief that they are, in the words of the church's leadership, "exclusive" and "patriarchal."
All Faiths Episcopal Church, a congregation of a couple dozen who seek to be "opening and welcoming to all," voted Sunday to stop using quotes from the founder of Christianity.
"We believe that god or goddess can be expressed in many ways, thousands in fact, all of which are acceptable," stated All Faiths' Church Council. more >>
To some, "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson might seem like she has a perfect life — acting in movies, writing books, modeling, and creating her own clothing line — but the 18-year-old readily admits that she struggles with insecurities.
"I can remember a time where, for a long time, I was really insecure about my body. One day I was so tired of it, I remember I was looking in my mirror ... and I was like, 'God let me see myself for how you see me,'" Roberson revealed on her YouTube channel.
"I'm looking at all of the negative, but when God showed me my worth, it wasn't anything that was on the mirror it was in my heart ... be content and see yourself for the worth that you are." more >>
Gotee Records' newest artist Hollyn was first introduced to the world on the American Idol stage, but after two years of working on her debut album, the young singer is now winning over people's hearts alongside Christian pioneer TobyMac.
The Ohio native was raised in church and music has always had a big influence on her life. Christian music lovers were first introduced to Hollyn on TobyMac's latest album release with the songs "Lights Shine Bright" and "Backseat Driver," which she was also a co-writer on.
As a singer/songwriter, Hollyn co-wrote five of the six tracks on her eponymous debut EP. The edgy inspiring musical piece was produced by Grammy-winning producers Cobra (Dirty Rice and Joseph Prielozny). Cobra also produced two tracks on the award-winning album Anomaly from Lecrae, which explains why Hollyn was able to release her own version of the hip-hop hit by covering Lecrae's Dove Award winning song, "All I Need Is You." more >>
A religious upbringing and a strong relationship with God isn't what prompted Rodrigo Garcia to write and direct the Jesus centered movie "Last Days in the Desert."
The director said something unexplainable motivated him to bring the story of Yeshua's 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by Satan to the big screen.
"I don't know what organ of my body this film came from," Garcia told the Los Angeles Times. "I kept asking myself, 'What are you doing? A movie about Jesus?' But I couldn't get it out of my head." more >>
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham says Sports Illustrated's plans to feature a nude Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of its magazine is tantamount to moral bankruptcy.
The head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association commented in a post on Facebook Monday that Jenner's photo shoot is what happens when biblical principles are abandoned.
"CBS News just reported that Caitlyn Jenner will pose nude for the cover of Sports Illustrated, draped only in his Olympic gold medal and an American flag. There's a lot wrong with that picture," wrote Graham. more >>