Willow Creek Community Church has launched a billboard campaign during the last leg of the election season with a simple message: "Love Everyone, Always."
The Chicago, Illinois area-based megachurch put up 27 digital billboards on Monday, with the intention of having them displayed until Sunday, November 20.
The digital message also changes to have the word "Love" periodically replaced with the words "Bless," "Serve,", "Protect," and "Forgive." more >>
Best-selling author and megachurch pastor Max Lucado believes that the 18 month long political process is draining Americans of the joy in their lives.
In an interview on the NPR program "All Things Considered" that aired Sunday, the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas preacher talked about his concerns regarding the 2016 election.
"I think these days, my main concern is not really with either candidate. But my main concern is with the anxiety that has settled upon the country. I'm concerned about the consequences of this 18-month conversation that seems to have just really sucked the joy out of our people," said Lucado. more >>
A senior Roman Catholic exorcist has said the ritual of ridding people of demonic possession is sometimes too scary for young priests, and remarked that the atrocities carried out by the Islamic State terror group serve as proof that the devil is real.
Father Vincenzo Taraborelli, a 79-year-old priest from Rome who has been performing exorcisms for the past 27 years, told BBC News that he knows there are those who do not believe in evil spirits, but one only needs to look at the state of the world today to become a believer.
"Well, someone who isn't a believer doesn't believe in the devil either," Taraborelli said. "But someone who believes knows that the devil exists, you can read it in the Gospel. Then you only need to see how the world is nowadays. It has never been this bad. These violent acts are not human. So terrible, like IS." more >>
Trinity Church in Arizona pastor Mark Driscoll has said that Christians will again be faced with a dilemma this Halloween season about how to respond to the celebration, and said that the three choices ahead of them are "receive, reject, or redeem."
Driscoll pointed out in his video message on Monday answering a reader's question that Christians in different parts of the world and throughout history have had many different approaches to the various holidays and events of the calendar year, from Halloween to Easter to Christmas, and even birthdays.
The pastor outlined this long history and the great deal of positions Christians have taken on the holidays, and said that nowadays there is no universally agreed upon way that works for all people. more >>
Mormon political commentator Glenn Beck has said that he agrees with Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore in his assertion that the divide among evangelicals caused by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will take longer to recover from than the televangelist scandals of the 1980s.
"It saddens me that our fellow Christian leaders don't see the long lasting effect here," Beck, who has been highly critical of Trump, said in a Facebook post on Monday.
"I agree with the evangelical leader in the interview when he says this will be harder to overcome than the televangelist scandals in the 80s. I pray he is wrong but fear he is correct. We are going to need all hands on deck - ALL PEOPLE of real faith," he added. more >>
If you ask Bill Johnson, many Christians will say they believe God is good because the Bible says so, but the way they interpret His goodness is another matter entirely.
Johnson, 65, who is the senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California, said in a recent interview with The Christian Post that for some in the Body of Christ, wrong beliefs about Him are often borne out of the potent pain and disappointment that comes from unanswered prayers. God's character is thus impugned in the process.
"It's what I refer to as lazy theology," Johnson told CP without an ounce of accusation in his voice, particularly the idea that "because sometimes something doesn't happen, it must not be His will." more >>