NASHVILLE – The first installment in a video series produced in association with "My Hope America with Billy Graham" is planned for release by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Monday. Those attending the BGEA breakfast meeting at the National Religious Broadcasters 2013 convention on Sunday were treated to an advanced screening of the gripping program, "Defining Moments."
"God looks at your heart and God sees that you have a spiritual disease, and that spiritual heart disease is called sin," says Billy Graham in the program. "The things that are broken in your heart and life can be restored in Christ, if you put your faith and your obedience in Him."
The video features the redemption stories of three individuals – illusionist Jim Munroe, NFL player David Tyree and musical artist Lacey Sturm – as told by them. Each found success in their careers, yet were still searching for hope while facing struggles. more >>
NASHVILLE – Morning sessions during the second day of the National Religious Broadcasters' four-day convention included breakfast meetings with such groups as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a time of worship during the general session.
Author and speaker Tony Evans told those in attendance that he is grateful for the opportunity for people in the media industry to come together and remember that they can serve as a comprehensive influence in the world.
"This is not the day to be polite or give ordinary sermons or sing ordinary songs," Evans said. "We are watching this country falling. The kingdom of God needs to arise." more >>
NASHVILLE – Innovation leader Bobby Gruenewald of LifeChurch.tv, who is co-creator of the highly successful Bible app YouVersion, told those attending the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention that incorporating more video, such as footage from "The Bible" TV series, is the next phase for the application.
Gruenewald spoke with The Christian Post during the first day of the 4-day convention in Nashville on Saturday and said that he is excited to see how the pairing of YouVersion with the content of the 10-week docudrama will help further the Gospel. The series is created by producers Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey,
Our interview with the pastor from LifeChurch.tv is below. more >>
A YouTube video of students at New York City's Hunter College making fun of abortion in a game called "Abortion Battles" has drawn the ire of many people, including pro-choice proponents who think the game is twisted and insensitive.
The original video that sparked the outrage is titled "Chaz's 20th Birthday Hunter College," and has since been removed from YouTube, but several copies have replaced it. The video shows a group of young men simulating pregnancy by stuffing blown up balloons under their shirts and then battling with plastic knives to see who can kill the other's pretend baby first. They are refereed by a young female.
Marco Rosales, who reportedly posted the original video to YouTube, said of the game, "We were introduced to this epic game called Abortion Battles. It's somewhat unorthodox, but it's really fun! Lol!" more >>
Motivational speaker, author and ministry leader Nick Vujicic is one of several well-known Christian leaders that will be speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2013 Convention & Exposition in Nashville. The four-day event that begins this Saturday is the largest nationally and internationally recognized gathering dedicated to the field of Christian communications.
"God has used Nick to inspire, motivate, and touch lives around the world," commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. "More importantly, many have found the hope they seek in Jesus Christ through his faithful witness. I'm excited to have him speak at NRB 2013."
Born without arms and legs, Vujicic has devoted his life to telling others about Jesus. As president of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs, Vujicic travels around the world, speaking to large audiences about overcoming obstacles and finding hope in God. He is delivering the International Keynote session on Tuesday. more >>
Leaders at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship look forward to submitting statements to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about incidents where universities have attempted to restrict the religious liberties of student groups in the name of non-discrimination, the organization said Thursday.
Over the last several years, some colleges have tried to, and in some cases successfully, implemented policies that call for religious student groups to not use religious criteria in leadership selection. The Civil Rights commission announced last month a briefing to be focused on reconciling non-discrimination policies with religious liberties scheduled for later this month.
"We're very excited and very pleased that the commission is looking into this issue," Intervarsity National Field Director for the Northeast Greg Jao told The Christian Post. "For universities to suggest that leaders don't need to hold their beliefs imposes a very foreign theology on these groups. A theology that says leadership requirements don't matter. more >>