Christian publisher Zondervan announced on Tuesday, on the third anniversary of the death of Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, that the influential evangelical's last published work is set to be released on Aug. 4, and will engage with hot-topic issues such as the rise of Islam and same-sex marriage, among others.
"Chuck Colson was ahead of his time — he understood the crucial issues facing our culture and how they might influence the world as we know it," Stan Gundry, senior vice president and publisher of Zondervan, said in a statement.
"We are honored to have worked with Colson and The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview on My Final Word a fitting end to Colson's distinguished publishing career." more >>
National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow is getting a unique welcome from a business in the city of brotherly love.
In reaction to Tebow signing a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philly Pretzel Factory has introduced a "Tebowing Pretzel" in honor of the devout Christian player.
Adam Terranova, marketing manager at Philly Pretzel Factory, told The Christian Post that the decision to make the Tebowing Pretzel came as an idea to welcome the former Denver Broncos quarterback. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham, megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have topped Newsmax's list of the 100 most influential Christians in America, released on Monday.
"Christianity's challenges in today's world of instantaneous information transmission and new brands of sin are not what they were a century ago, nor are they quite what they were during the socio-sexual revolution of the '60s. And not all the names below are occupants of pulpits — not traditional physical pulpits, anyway," Newsmax.com stated.
The news website, part of Newsmax Media, listed Graham at the very top of its list. The Evangelical, who is head of Christian charity Samaritan's Purse, has been highly vocal about Christian persecution around the world, and has, on a number of occasions, blamed President Barack Obama's administration for not doing enough to speak out and protect them. Graham is the son of famous evangelist Billy Graham, who also made the list, at No. 5. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has responded to the latest video of ISIS beheading Christians by calling on the U.S. government to immediately halt all immigration of Muslims from countries with active terror cells, and at the same time to take military action to defeat the terror group.
Following ISIS' video on Sunday that showed the militants shooting and beheading two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, numbering 30 people in total, Graham asked in a Facebook message: "Can it be that the world is no longer as shocked by Christians having their heads cut off and then ISIS proudly promoting this on video? We should continue to be horrified and nauseated."
He added that Americans must make sure that their government properly recognizes Islam "for the danger it is." more >>
Reinhard Bonnke, a longtime and once hardline global evangelist who clashed with Muslims in Africa to win millions of converts for Christ on the continent, is set to get a Lifetime Global Impact award at the Global Congress of Empowered21 in Jerusalem for his trailblazing ministry next month.
Bonnke will be honored alongside other veteran evangelists Morris Cerullo, Jack Hayford, Marilyn Hickey, David Manise, and Vinson Synan at the 2015 Global Congress to be held May 20-25. Empowered21 seeks to push a "Global Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation," according to the organization's website. This is the first time the organization will hand out lifetime awards.
All have served the Lord in various avenues and were chosen because they are "Spirit-empowered ministry leaders who have made a huge impact in the world. They have also shown a desire to invest in the next generation or implement a ministry succession plan," Jeremy Burton of Empowered21 told The Christian Post. more >>
A mother walked into the supermarket with her young son. When he was offered a cookie the mother alleges she alerted the employee of his health problems. After dialogue, the employee gave him the cookie. Tragically, he later died. Now the nationally known supermarket has been sued and the case will revolve around whether or not "due diligence" was done - a reference to people being responsible to do careful investigation beforehand in order to make informed decisions.
Oftentimes, Christians don't give due diligence to political candidates and/or issues affecting their lives. Then at the 11th hour or when it really is too late, prayer and fasting is called for in desperation, hoping God will intervene and do what quite possibly He expectd us to do in the first place to avert disaster. Abortion-on-demand? Same-sex marriage? Change a crafty politician's heart?
Hours after Hillary Clinton declared her candidacy for president, a friend texted me and assured me that this time he was going to evaluate everything more carefully. With Hillary sending a message by selecting young Robby Mook as the first openly gay manager of a major presidential campaign and her YouTube "announcement" video featuring homosexuals celebrating their gay "marriage", many are proceeding with great caution. "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!" more >>