Leading Evangelist Franklin Graham and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren teamed up this week to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in the impoverished Caribbean nations of Belize and Haiti.
On Monday, Graham, the president of the the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse, along with Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, distributed shoeboxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
Graham and Van Susteren also traveled to Haiti on Tuesday to hand out gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need at the Haiti-based Greta Home and Academy. Although it is unclear as to how many children in Haiti and Belize received the gift boxes, Graham posted on his Facebook page Monday night that the gifts brought happiness and hope into the underprivileged children's lives. more >>
Despite the fact that the Christian fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is notorious for being closed on Sundays, several Texas Chick-fil-A locations operated on Sunday to prepare and distribute free food to victims impacted by the deadly tornadoes that created havoc and destruction throughout the state.
After tornadoes and severe storms swept through the Dallas area over the weekend and killed as many as 11 people and damaged hundreds of buildings, Chick-fil-A employees from a number of stores northeast of Dallas opened the kitchens and volunteered their time to provide free food for first responders and victims of the natural disaster. Volunteers also delivered sandwiches to rescue workers and victims.
The humanitarian work of the Chick-fil-A restaurants was first publicized by Facebook user Jared Guynes who posted on Sunday about how the restaurant chain was breaking its own rule for the "best reason possible." He posted a picture of a Chick-fil-A pickup truck delivering food to a disaster services ambulance. more >>
Anna Duggar, the wife of former "19 Kids and Counting" reality TV star, Josh, has compared her troubled marriage to 'bad labor pains.'
Duggar, who has mostly kept quiet about the ordeal, made the comments on the final episode of "Jill & Jessa: Counting On."
Anna told sister-in-law Jessa how she has been coping ever since Josh confessed to adultery back in August: more >>
Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who is preparing to position himself as a viable alternative to frontrunner Donald Trump, will meet about 300 pastors and faith leaders Monday at a ranch owned by conservative billionaire Farris Wilks near Dallas.
The meeting in Cisco, a tiny city about two hours west of Dallas, is being organized by Keep the Promise PAC, one of four main super PACs supporting Cruz, who is second to real estate magnate Trump nationally and is the frontrunner in the latest poll in Iowa, according to The Texas Tribune.
The meeting is "designed as an open dialogue with Sen. Cruz and an opportunity to listen to and learn from one another," Laura Barnett, a spokeswoman for Keep the Promise PAC, was quoted as saying. more >>
Vonette Zachary Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ with her late, famed evangelist husband, Dr. William R. Bright, died Wednesday from complications from acute leukemia.
"Vonette had a heart for the gospel and an extraordinary vision to reach people for Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Billy Graham in a tribute shared on Cru's (Campus Crusade for Christ's new name) website. "Her single-minded focus on the power of intercessory prayer has been both an encouragement to my life and a model for the church."
Cru shared its own reflections on the life of its late co-founder. "In all of life, she celebrated well and boldly invited others into the kingdom to celebrate with her," reads a statement posted on the Cru website. "Vonette's two greatest loves were, without a doubt, her Savior and then her husband, Bill Bright. For her, everything else flowed from those two passions." more >>
The recent blockbuster hit "War Room," about the power of prayer, was made for less than $4 million and has grossed nearly $70 million at the box office. On the heels of its release to DVD Dec. 22, The Christian Post caught up with the film's creators, the Kendrick brothers, to discuss the impact the movie made and the future of Christian films.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick, together referred to as "the Kendrick brothers," have pioneered the faith-based film mainstream invasion as their independently made films paved a way for a slew of Christian movies to be accepted by Hollywood and the media in the last couple of years.
The brothers have made incredible strides in their small town of Albany, Georgia, where they serve at Sherwood Baptist Church. Their first four movies – "Flywheel," "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof" and "Courageous" –attracted huge crowds with their positive messages, together grossing over $80 million. With their newest film "War Room" grossing almost that same amount on its own, it's apparent that they reached a new level. more >>