"The Good Lie," a film that tells the story of the lost boys of Sudan and their plight to escape civil war and assimilate into American culture hit theaters last week and is a movie Christians should not miss, according to some prominent evangelical leaders.
The film takes place during the real South Sudanese civil war of the 1980s and 90s that displaced millions of natives, forcing them into refugee camps where some of them were able to gain access to living in the U.S through several faith-based and government initiatives.
WEA (World Evangelical Alliance) Secretary General Geoff Tunnicliffe screened the movie and discussed it with the creators and stars, including Reese Witherspoon. He recently shared his enthusiasm for the "The Good Lie" with The Christian Post and explained why Christians and others should get behind it. more >>
This past Summer chronically angry Franky Schaeffer, the "atheist who believes in God" who's made a career of denouncing his late theologian father Francis Schaeffer, issued an "open letter" to Evangelicals imploring them to abandon their defense of religious liberty.
Opposing the Obamacare HHS contraceptive/abortifacient mandate and defending religious groups' ability to uphold theological and moral standards were really just "a bad set of choices they were duped into making in order to serve a purely political agenda masquerading as a 'religious liberty' issue," Schaeffer claimed. "They've been had," having been "manipulated" and "duped by neoconservative Roman Catholics and a few others, into a war where they're just cannon fodder in a larger political battle."
Evangelicals "have now become willing co belligerents of the far-right GOP leadership seeking to discredit Obama," Schaeffer explained. "That is all this 'religious liberty' shtick has really been about." For Schaeffer, and others, preventing the state from dictating moral and theological standards to religious institutions is only "shtick" over which clueless Evangelicals are politically exploited. more >>
Recently an armed man breached White House security, leapt over the fence and made his way over 160 feet into the residency of our President and his family. The intruder barreled past a guard and made his way into the unlocked East Room before finally being tackled by an agent.
This represents a picture of the very center of America's political power with its defenses down, revealing a shockingly vulnerable state. Even our most elite protective security force seemed like hapless Keystone cops in this debacle. It should remind us of times in Israel's history when God brought judgment upon His people by withdrawing His hedge of protection and positioning them for humiliating defeat unless they repented.
The United States of America is at this tipping point. We are in a watershed moment where the outlook is increasingly grim. This is not pessimism, but realism; yet God in His mercy is extending to us a lifeline of opportunity to see things turned around. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says this begins with God's people humbling themselves and since our President proclaims himself to be a Christian, it is now the time for him to step up and lead the American flock by his example. more >>
Brazilian incumbent president Dilma Rousseff is facing a runoff after receiving 42 percent of the votes and failing to win the majority of votes in Sunday's election. She will be going up against centre-right candidate Aecio Neves, who received 34 percent of votes. Evangelical hopeful and former environment minister Marina Silva finished third with 21 percent.
Rousseff vowed to continue working for change, and said that voters had expressed their rejection of "the ghosts of the past, recession and unemployment."
DALLAS — Pastor Greg Laurie shared his powerful Gospel message on God's grace and salvation through Jesus Christ with an overflow crowd of 19,000 at Dallas' American Airlines Center and Victory Park Sunday for his first Harvest America in the Lone Star State. Along with the overcapacity crowd, a total of 3,900 host venues throughout the country (1,200 of them churches), watched the livestream event.
Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California, revealed that while it might surprise some people, he believes all paths lead to God, whether one is agnostic, atheist, Christian, Jewish or Muslim. But he emphasized that while everyone will meet God, only those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will enter heaven.
"I believe all roads lead to God. I don't care if you're a believer, agnostic or an atheist. I believe whatever road you're on, you will get to God one day and you will stand before God one day. All roads lead to God. But only one road leads to heaven, and that's the road through Jesus Christ," Laurie asserted. more >>
Nearly 1,500 U.S. pastors reportedly have agreed to flex their free speech muscles this weekend and preach politically-charged sermons on the occasion of Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Their act of civil disobedience, which involves putting their churches' tax exempt status on the line, is meant to draw attention to what they believe is an unjust law. And if they manage to spark the ire of the IRS and any atheist organization willing to argue it out in court, then an activist legal group is more than ready to take up their case, for free.
"The message we've been telling pastors for years now in regard to Pulpit Freedom Sunday is, 'We've got your back. Pastor, stand, preach from your pulpit what God lays on your heart to tell your people and you have the free exercise and the free speech right that's enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution to do that," Alliance Defending Freedom senior legal counsel Erik Stanley told The Christian Post.