In response to Ricky Gervais’ controversial “Holiday Message” last week, one well-known Christian author and apologist followed up with what he’s best known for – the facts.
Presenting his case for Christ, former atheist Lee Strobel described how the evidence of Easter killed his faith in atheism in his essay published in The Wall Street Journal.
Over 30 ago Strobel – who was no stranger to investigating as the legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and an award-winning journalist – began his two-year search for evidence regarding the credibility of Christianity after his wife’s sudden conversion. more >>
HANOI, Vietnam – Authorities in Vietnam prevented much-anticipated public Easter celebrations in Hanoi planned for Friday and Saturday (April 15-16) after giving a verbal promise to organizers that the events would proceed.
An interchurch organizing committee had submitted a request for permission well in advance and had made elaborate preparations for the special events featuring renowned evangelist Luis Palau.
The organizers said they were disappointed but not entirely surprised by the Communist government’s action. more >>
Christians around the world began their observance of Holy Week with Palm Sunday, the day marking Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.
That day, more than 2,000 years ago, was a bittersweet one for Jesus, as Southern California pastor Greg Laurie put it. Though there were throngs of cheer and shouts of "Hosanna" among the people, Jesus wept as he rode on a donkey.
Jesus knew the people welcoming him and saying "blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord" would soon be shouting "crucify him." more >>
Respected theologian Don Carson hadn't planned on discussing hell and universalism at this year's Gospel Coalition conference. But the subject became inevitable when Rob Bell's new book burst onto the scene, debuting at No. 2 on the New York Times' bestseller list.
The research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., is not happy that universalists are diminishing God's holiness, cheapening the cross, and distorting biblical truths.
Though he didn't accuse Bell directly, Carson said the handling of the atonement of Christ by universalists is blasphemous. more >>
Satan has another message for you: Don’t go to Bay Area Fellowship.
Employing a rather offbeat tactic to draw in people, the Texas megachurch placed a billboard ad on the side of the highway in efforts to get people thinking.
“The goal of the billboard was to start a conversation in our city,” said Bryan Fiscus, the media director at Bay Area Fellowship to The Christian Post. “This is the case for most of the advertising we do.” more >>
When Rebecca Black’s “Friday” became a YouTube sensation overnight, it was a given what would follow – “Sunday” of course.
Creating their own rendition of the “wannabe weekend-party anthem,” as Yahoo’s Lyndsey Parker put it in her music blog, and giving it a holy twist, the Creative Arts Staff at Community Christian Church quickly got to work.
“Parody has been a really important part of what we do as a church creatively,” said Eric Bramlett, who helped develop the “Sunday” lyrics with his brother Elic, the Associate Creative Director better known as “Master E,” and one of the rappers seen in the video. “It’s just one of things we’re always looking at, [trying to see] what we can draw from it.” more >>