As cycles of unemployment, poverty and death have set in on many working class communities across America, are churches overlooking their responsibilities to help alleviate the pain and suffering of plighted working class families?
Although manufacturing jobs once provided the economic stability needed to make life worthwhile in many small, rural and working class towns located far outside the reach of cities and suburbs, the American industrial job market's decline over the last few decades has left many of these communities to face serious problems with unemployment, drug abuse, and alcoholism that foster a cycle of poor decisions that undermine potential economic mobility.
Dr. Kevin Shrum, who pastors at Inglewood Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and is also a professor of religious studies at Union University, Henderson, told The Christian Post that there is a "challenge" when it comes to churches "abandoning" the actual residents that make up their neighborhoods today. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie pulled no punches in his warning to congregants of California-based Harvest Christian Fellowship Church Thursday night, explaining that Christians are living in the last days and tougher times lay ahead, in a message based on the Bible's book of Revelation 6-19 titled "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."
"We are living in the last days and, yes, the worst is yet to come," said Laurie, listing major signs of the end times: "Antichrist. Armageddon. The great tribulation period. The four horsemen of the apocalypse."
The historic Doomsday Clock is ticking ever closer to global catastrophe, Laurie explained, saying according to scientists, it registers "3 minutes 'til Doomsday," when it says the world will experience a nuclear Armageddon. more >>
Pop culture has a growing fascination with the occult. From zombies and vampires, to Hogwarts and horoscopes, and even witches and Ouija boards — the mystical, unknown and undead seem to dominate TV and movie screens.
While many celebrate this phenomenon, is it appropriate for Christians to get caught up in the zombie zeitgeist?
Apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston discusses paranormal entertainment, conjuring the dead, and "ordained" mediums in a section of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church. more >>
One of the most prominent pollsters who focuses on the religious beliefs and behaviors of Americans says most evangelicals actually doubt that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is a conservative.
George Barna, the founder of the research firm Barna Group, explained during an interview with One News Now that despite media reports suggesting Trump is winning over evangelical voters, many evangelicals are weary of Trump's new-found conservatism.
"They don't really believe he's a conservative — only four percent believe he's genuinely a conservative," Barna explained. more >>
Popular Christian filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, known as "the Kendrick brothers," are offering a free screening of their hit film "War Room," nationwide on April 30 to unite the church body in prayer.
"War Room" will be screened in 300 churches all across America in hopes of maximizing the importance of prayer leading up to National Day of Prayer on May 5th.
"National Day of Prayer is on May 5th and it's part of our passion and heartbeat that our nation would return to God. 'War Room' has a strong message in the plot on the power of prayer and it's a necessity in our lives," Alex Kendrick told The Christian Post. more >>
Pastor David Jeremiah met one of his biggest fans last week when he and entertainer Larry the Cable guy sat down with their wives to talk about the Bible at the minister's nationwide Stand Up Tour in Nebraska.
Jeremiah's free tour has been packing out arenas nationwide, and his most recent event, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, was attended by 10,000 people, and had social media buzzing because Larry the Cable Guy (Daniel Whitney) was in attendance.
Whitney didn't attend the Stand Up Tour to perform a clean version of his comedy act, he was there as a fellow believer ready to hear the Word of God preached by California's Shadow Mountain Community Church senior pastor. more >>