Christians all over the world are now gearing up for Easter 2016 because this is one of the most important occasions for them, but many people do not know when it will fall this year and why the dates are moveable.
At any given year, the Easter can fall from any date between Mar. 22 and April 25. For this year, Mar. 27 will mark the Easter Sunday, The Huffington Post reports.
Originally, Easter was connected with the Passover celebration, which is scheduled according to the lunar cycle. The first apostles were Jewish, and it was recorded that Jesus Christ died after Passover, and Easter comes shortly after that feast. more >>
Easter Sunday is a day when many "unchurched" people attend worship services, presenting a golden opportunity for pastors and church leaders to evangelize.
In a recent post for his website Pastors.com, Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren offers pastors and church leaders these four questions to contemplate in preparation for Easter Sunday.
1. What Message Will I Be Preaching? more >>
The cast of FOX's upcoming musical "The Passion" is starting to unfold with country music legend Trisha Yearwood and Latin singer Prince Royce joining the production as Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, and the disciple Peter, respectively.
Yearwood, the 51-year-old singer and host of Food Network's "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" said she was thrilled to join the cast, which was partially announced at the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.
A historical researcher has observed that the planets Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Earth and Venus aligned in an orrery model to form what can be seen as a man on a crucifix on the day associated by some with Jesus Christ's crucifixion, namely April 3, 33 A.D.
"More than a few studies have pinpointed that date based on the Bible, calendars, astronomical conditions, even geology," researcher and University of Wisconsin-Madison history major Miguel Antonio Fiol said in a statement.
An illustration released to the public shows the positioning of the planets on the date close to 2,000 years ago, noting that Saturn's rings at the top of the figure could be seen as representing a "halo" or the crown of thrones placed on Jesus' head. Uranus and Jupiter form the stretched hands, while Earth and Venus form the feet. more >>
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump looked at the crowd gathered for his rally at a 40,000-seat college football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, saying he now knows how evangelist Billy Graham felt. He also said the book he likes the most is the Bible.
"I know how Billy Graham felt," Trump, a billionaire businessman, said, apparently jokingly, as he began his speech at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which was about half-full.
Trump also said, "What's my favorite book? The Bible! The Bible. ... We take the Bible all the way," according to The Washington Post's national political reporter Robert Costa, who tweeted the Republican candidate's remarks. more >>
In an impassioned speech to Christians Wednesday, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, warned that "there is a spiritual battle to turn off the light" in America and urged people of faith to shine their spiritual light to dispel the darkness.
"Will we drink the Kool-Aid that this is the last viable generation that can advance American Christianity or better yet, Christianity in the American public square? Are we done? Is it over?" Rodriguez asked in the early moments of a 20-minute message during the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2015 national conference themed "The Gospel & Politics" in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shortly before delivering his warning, Rodriguez highlighted the power of faith in the lives of Christians and how God's work usually begins with turning the light on. more >>