The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out on the violence that broke out at Donald Trump's Chicago campaign rally Friday, stating that it shows America is politically, spiritually, and morally "broken."
"This past week we saw violent protests at political rallies. One candidate is under investigation by the FBI. Another candidate says we need a political revolution. What America needs is a Godly revolution," Graham wrote on Facebook Monday.
"Washington is broken. Our nation is broken — politically, spiritually, and morally — and our only hope is Almighty God. Let's take a stand together and pray for God to intervene in this country, to forgive us, and to give us another chance," he added. more >>
While speaking on his 50-state 2016 Decision America Tour in nationally televised interviews this week, Leading evangelist Franklin Graham says he aims to encourage evangelical Christians to run for local public offices so that the will of God can be restored in America's political debate.
Graham, who is the son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham and the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is in the midst of a tour to all 50 state capitals where he holds prayer rallies at the steps of each capitol building to ask Christians to pray for the forgiveness of America's sins and for them to get involved in America's political system.
Graham warned during an interview with Fox & Friends Wednesday that God has been taken out of the political conversation in the United States. He stated that his goal with the tour is to put God back in the political conversation. more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Russian Orthodox Church will be hosting a summit on religious persecution in Moscow, the Rev. Franklin Graham announced today.
"I was in Russia this past October and met with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, and evangelical leaders, and we discussed at length the persecution of the Church worldwide," Graham wrote in a Facebook message Wednesday, explaining the roots of the summit, which will be held in October.
"The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians will shed a global spotlight on this crisis. We will bring delegates from around the world and will be able to join hands with people of other churches and denominations of the Christian faith to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ and to hear firsthand reports of the suffering that is taking place." more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, said that she is honored to call herself an "evangelical feminist," sharing that she was raised in a strong evangelical home where women were well respected.
"If 'evangelical feminism,' means women who know what they believe, who are strong in their convictions, who are bold in their actions, who are courageous to stand up and speak out for Jesus Christ while being godly wives and mothers, then I celebrate them today," Lotz wrote on Tuesday, which was International Women's Day.
"And I would be honored to be counted in their number," she added. more >>
While promoting their upcoming film "Miracles From Heaven," Bishop T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin, who serve as producers for the film slated for March 16, spoke about navigating through some of the crises seen in the movie.
Many people leave church because they get hurt. In "Miracles from Heaven," actress Jennifer Garner, who plays Christy Beam, has a season where she leaves her place of worship because of criticisms she encounter after her daughter becomes ill.
"I think people have to realize that they don't go to church for other people. Until they realize that, they will always get disappointed and leave because other people are just as flawed as you are," Bishop Jakes told The Christian Post when asked how he, as a man of the cloth, would handle that situation. more >>
Harvest America 2016 may draw up to 60,000 people between the main stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the thousands of simulcast locations Sunday evening, but the massive evangelism event's founder Greg Laurie says that he will focus on an individual come time to step into the pulpit and preach.
"When I speak, I'm not so much addressing a crowd, I think of an individual," Laurie told The Christian Post earlier this week. "It's hard to wrap your mind around a crowd of 30-, 40-, 50-, 60 thousand people — in fact you can't. So what I do is I think about that person that is cynical that didn't even want to come in the first place ...
Though I'm speaking to a crowd in reality, I direct my remarks as though we were having a conversation — me and that person that's in attendance." more >>