It doesn’t take an emergency rescue operation to see that people need saving, says one megachurch pastor.
So this Easter, Pastor Rick Warren says he’s prepared the most important message he’s ever given.
“I’m calling it The Greatest Rescue,” the Southern California pastor told his congregation last week, according to The Orange County Register. more >>
The word on the street is simple – “church sucks.”
Plastered throughout one city in northern California are signs stating the same message, stirring some controversy among the local residents.
But it’s all part of the plan, according to Stu Streeter, the lead pastor of Disciples Church in Folsom. more >>
WASHINGTON – For President Barack Obama, the resurrection of Jesus Christ keeps things in perspective. That was his Easter reflection as he addressed Christian leaders Tuesday morning at the White House.
Obama continued the tradition of hosting an Easter Prayer Breakfast – which he wants to make annual – during Holy Week, one of the most sacred times of year for Christians as they mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
"I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason – because as busy as we are, as many tasks pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection ... of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective," Obama said in his remarks. more >>
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 >>