There is a great hunger to be forgiven---it is a universal need.
In the classic book by Karl Menninger of the Menninger Clinic, Whatever Became of Sin? he described a situation where a mime on the busy sidewalks of Chicago would point at a total stranger and yell out "Guilty!" Amazingly, the reaction of most of the strangers was to slink away, as if to say, "How did you know?"
We all instinctively know that things are not right between the universe and us. There is a name for that, and it is sin. Sin is what is wrong with this world. But sin has been dealt with in a decisive way. more >>
"The Thorn," a theatrical adaption based on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that includes acrobatics and martial arts, will be performed at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which was founded by its former pastor, Ted Haggard.
The play is the product of John Bolin, a former youth pastor at New Life Church, who in an interview with the Gazette, described "The Thorn" as "the Bible on stage like you've never seen it."
Derived from a 1990s high school play that's produced with a cast of hundreds, "The Thorn" will be performed at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, starting on Thursday. more >>
This is a deeply moving Easter video proclaiming the glory and power of Christ's resurrection. Easter is a time to celebrate the greatest gift we have ever been given. This video will get your heart ready for Easter!
This beautiful video shows that Jesus was the not king his people were originally looking for. But, through the lens of the Triumphal Entry, "Return of the King" is a powerful proclamation of the power of the resurrection. He gave his life for all of us, with the ultimate sacrifice. We celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Easter and this video gets us prepared for that special day. Long live the king!
Watch this inspirational video praising the return of our King below: more >>
Close to 200 teachers have joined in a lawsuit against the Cranston, Rhode Island, school department, which turned down their requests to take a holiday on Good Friday. The teachers say that their civil rights have been violated, and point out that the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah in the fall was approved.
"That's my big concern here, is equity," said Liz Larkin, president of the Cranston Teachers' Alliance, according to The Associated Press.
The lawsuit claims that the school district violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, and the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act. more >>
A mammoth hot air balloon featuring the painting of a smiling Jesus will ascend to the skies of western New York during the Easter season.
Named "RISEN!", the hot air balloon will be 80-feet-tall and have a volume of 105,000 cubic feet, being constructed from more than 2,000 square yards of fabric.
Sky Sail Balloons, Inc., an Ashville, New York-based hot air balloon company, will create the RISEN!, with its maiden voyage slated for this Easter season. more >>
The American Atheists group revealed that it was forced to alter a billboard promoting its 2015 National Convention after the Nashville billboard leasing company rejected its design as "offensive" and "aggressive" for including the words "Easter" and "church."
"The double standard is as ridiculous as it is discriminatory," said American Atheists President David Silverman in a press release.
"Our billboards feature a happy little girl wearing bunny ears. Our convention is, in fact, this April 2-5, which falls on Easter weekend. Is stating this fact what Americans, champions of free speech, find 'aggressive?' This is exactly why we are coming to the Bible Belt — we go where we are needed; it could not be more clear that we are needed here." more >>