Mark Burnett and Roma Downey joined a national conference call with religious leaders including Jim Daly and Rick Warren celebrating the "Bible" series on Thursday.
The conversation recognized the incredible success of the "Bible" series, which became the most-watched television premiere of the year last Sunday as it debuted on The History Channel.
Encouraging the husband-and-wife team, pastor of Saddleback Church Warren opened the conference call with a prayer before thanking Burnett and Downey for creating the 10-part epic television series. more >>
Editors' Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the greening of the Hispanic community's participation in national politics, brought to the forefront by a decision by progressive Democrats to push gay marriage equality into the national debate over immigration reform. The first article reports on an unprecedented coalition representing 30 million Hispanics of faith pressing to keep the issues separate, raising the specter of a break in Democratic party solidarity in the Hispanic community.
The second article explores controversy within the Hispanic community over gay rights, and the third analyzes faith trends among younger Hispanics that may lead to an erosion of lock-step support for Democrats in favor of more independent voting status for Hispanics.
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NASHVILLE – Evangelist Nick Vujicic told communicators at the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB 2013) convention that through his global outreach ministry, "Life Without Limbs," he is able to see a strong spiritual movement indicating that we are most likely living during the end times.
"We are extremely excited in seeing how the Lord is reaching out to the world not just through our ministry, but we can see other ministries with moves of God [and] you really start to get convinced that we are living in the end of days, a time when every human being on earth will have the chance to say 'yes, I accept' or 'no, I reject' this Gospel message of Jesus," said Vujicic during the last keynote session of the 4-day event. "But how will they know unless someone tells them?"
The inspirational speaker who was born without arms or legs has taken his message of faith and hope to audiences around the world. This was his first NRB convention appearance and he told the audience that working together as the body of Christ was extremely important. more >>
NASHVILLE – This is the second part of an interview with author Hank Hanegraaff, who along with the Christian Research Institute, hosts a daily talk show where he is better known as the "Bible Answer Man."
Hanegraaff discusses with The Christian Post his latest book, Afterlife: What You Really Want to Know About Heaven and the Hereafter, that is in bookstores now. He took time out during the National Religious Broadcasters convention to sit down with CP and talk about the realities and misconceptions associated with eternal life, and heaven and hell.
CP: There are a number of books written in recent years that discuss near-death experiences of people who claimed that they have visited heaven and then returned to their earthly bodies. Do you believe this can happen and do you address it in your book? more >>
"Limbless evangelist" Nick Vujicic will kick off his national anti-bullying and suicide prevention campaign this week with junior high, middle school and high school students in Utah. Vujicic, who recently welcomed his first child, will also share a faith-oriented message during three special events facilitated by Standing Together and a coalition of 66 local evangelical churches.
"I was delighted when you and Pastor Greg Johnson (founder and president of Standing Together) met with me to discuss the tragedies of teen suicide and bullying," Gov. Gary R. Herbert said to the evangelist in a letter shared with The Christian Post. "Nick, we believe in you and your desire to inspire America's youth to recognize their inherent value and worth. You speak uniquely and candidly to the issue of bullying with incredible conviction through your own personal experiences."
Vujicic, a motivational speaker who has taken his message of faith and hope to audiences around the world, was born without arms or legs and knows firsthand the kinds of horrors children face as victims of bullying. more >>
NASHVILLE – Bestselling author Eric Metaxas addressed over 300 CEOs and executives of religious broadcasting outlets on Sunday, challenging them to experience or publicly demonstrate the "joy" that only Jesus Christ can bring into their lives and the lives of people in the world.
"The question is – especially for those of us who are professionals in the religious business – have you lost the joy of serving Jesus?" he asked the industry leaders. "Sometimes it is easier for those of us in this room to lose sight of this."
The New York native spoke candidly of his early life, especially about his childhood and how although he grew up in a home where his parents took him to church, his spiritual life centered primarily around culture and not on the teachings of the Bible. more >>