Hillsong Church, a world leader in Christian worship music, is teaming-up with the world's largest Christian television network to launch its own television channel this summer.
In a partnership with the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Hillsong Church will launch the Hillsong Channel, a 24-hour network that will offer viewers worship and ministry from internationally recognized pastors and teachers, according to a statement from TBN.
In a message to his Hills Campus congregation in Sydney, Australia — Hillsong Church's original campus and hub — Senior Pastor Brian Houston expressed his exhilaration with the forthcoming network. more >>
Since Candace Cameron Bure re-emerged in mainstream media, she has suffered a great deal of criticism, if not for her Christian conservative views than for not being Christian enough. The actress recently addressed her critics with a firm Instagram post telling everyone to stop the negativity.
"This is getting ridiculous!! STOP having religious debates about me and my family on my comments thread after EVERY single photo I post when they have nothing to do with the picture!" she exclaimed with a picture of a cartoon girl saying, "C'mon."
Bure's social media pages are constantly being bombarded with comments about her faith. She is either praised for her beliefs or bashed. Both reactions usually causing full-on debates on her message boards. more >>
In what could be deemed as a re-introduction to the faith community, Pastor Mark Driscoll attended NewSpring Church pastor Perry Noble's Most Excellent Way to Lead Conference in early March and shared a new vision for himself and his ministry.
"I genuinely am in a season of learning," Driscoll told Pastor Perry Noble during an on-stage interview that recounted the ex-Mars Hill pastor's early years in ministry — which Driscoll likened to being a kite in a hurricane — and only hinted at the demise of Mars Hill Church.
Driscoll explained that God is preparing him for a new role in his ministry. "I really feel that the next season that God is preparing me for is to minister as a father, as a spiritual father, who has the same affection and devotion and heart for people that I do for my own children," he said. "And I'm a pretty emotional, affectionate, present dad — by God's grace — and I feel that that's the next season of leadership that God has for me." more >>
On a winding road to a comeback, ex-Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at Perry Noble's Most Excellent Way to Lead Conference earlier this month, where he admitted that he started in the ministry too young and would have benefited from the guidance of an older mentor.
During an on-stage interview with NewSpring Church pastor Perry Noble, Driscoll explained that at age 19 he was "radically saved" after he began reading the Bible in college. From then on, his life seemed to progress at a rapid pace. more >>
The founder of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Ralph Reed, hypothesized Monday that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is doing well in drawing support from Evangelicals because the candidate "checks all the boxes" when it comes to social issues.
Reed, a prominent Evangelical activist who was the first executive director of Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, was questioned during an interview with NPR's Renee Montagne about "why a thrice married casino mogul who glorifies wealth and has boasted of his adultery is attracting the support of self-identified devout Christians."
Although it has been claimed that Trump is winning amongst evangelical voters, Reed provided a bit of a reality check by explaining that Trump is only winning about one-third of the evangelical vote in many states, which is only a plurality, not a majority. more >>
Easter Sunday will mark a new beginning for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll and the congregation of his new Arizona-based Trinity Church, which will hold their "first-ever gathering."