An ecumenical gathering of churches in Tennessee will collaborate on a day devoted to community improvement projects, dubbed "Mission Blitz."
The annual event has been taking place in northwest Tennessee since 2007, and "Mission Blitz 2016" will take place in May, with the first planning meeting scheduled for next week.
Kevin Griffith, co-chair of Mission Blitz, told The Christian Post in an interview that there has been an emphasis on bringing different Christian denominations together. more >>
A Korean-American man who says he has been detained as a prisoner in North Korea on espionage charges has been identified as a Christian missionary and a pastor who has worked in the United States and China.
On Monday, CNN broadcasted an exclusive interview with a man named Kim Dong Chul in Pyongyang who claims that he has was arrested by the Kim regime over three months ago on the charge that he was spying on North Korea's nuclear program.
Although the U.S. State Department has refused to confirm Kim's detention in Pyongyang, Kim told CNN that when he was arrested, authorities seized his USB drive and documents detailing North Korea's nuclear program. more >>
The Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors has released its annual list of countries where Christians face the greatest persecution and found that it has reached unprecedented levels worldwide as over 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015.
Although the California-based ministry, which works in over 60 countries, stated last January that 2014 was the worst year for Christian persecution than any other time in modern history, the organization said during the rollout of its 2016 World Watch List that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the deadliest year for Christians worldwide.
Open Doors found that over 3,000 more Christians were killed for faith-related reasons during its reporting period for the 2016 World Watch List than it found during the reporting period for the 2015 report. Additionally, over 2,400 churches were attacked, damaged or destroyed during the reporting period, which is more than double the number from last year. more >>
The Powerball lottery purse sits at a whopping $1.5 billion and many Americans are just imagining what they could do with the winnings: give to the poor, help family members or bless their church. But is it wrong for Christians to play the lottery? Would all pastors accept the money?
Ron Edmondson, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kentucky, isn't worried about trying to figure out whether or not he would accept tithes and offerings from lottery winnings should one of his congregants hit the jackpot, and he even offers a bit of humor regarding the matter.
"I'd rather wait to wrestle through this with God if it happens," he told The Christian Post in an email Tuesday. "Frankly, the odds are in my favor I won't have to do so." more >>
A major pro-life organization released its annual list of the most pro-life states in America.
Americans United for Life released the 2016 Life List, which ranked the 50 States according to the extent to which the state advanced legislative and legal prolife endeavors.
The top 10 states on the list were, in order from first to tenth, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, and Texas. more >>
A 60-year-old Canadian megachurch pastor imprisoned in North Korea is being forced to work eight hours a day, six days a week in a labor camp while under the constant watch of guards.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Presbyterian Church located in the Toronto area, was interviewed by CNN at an undisclosed hotel in Pyongyang last week.
Close-shaven and wearing a gray uniform, Lim spoke to Will Ripley of CNN, telling him in Korean that he is getting medical treatment and regular meals while working hard labor. more >>