After leading Baptist ethicist Russell Moore stated earlier this month that Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is "leading in the Billy Graham wing" of Evangelicals, Bob Vander Plaats, a leading Iowa conservative and co-chair of Ted Cruz's national campaign, asserted that it wrong to "pigeonhole" Christians into "different lanes."
In a Roll Call article published Jan. 8 focusing on whether Rubio can appeal to Evangelicals, Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was quoted as saying that the Florida senator is leading among Billy Graham Evangelicals.
Moore added that Cruz, a senator from Texas, "is leading in the Jerry Falwell wing," while billionaire Donald Trump "is leading in the Jimmy Swaggart wing." more >>
After presidential hopeful Donald Trump referred to 2 Corinthians as "two" Corinthians instead of "second" Corinthians during a Liberty University speech last week, some in the gospel music industry erupted with criticism.
"I hear this is a major theme right here. ... Two Corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ball game," Trup said last Monday to an audience of 13,000 people in Lynchburg, Virginia, during the school's morning convocation.
After he pronounced 2 Corinthians as a numerical value instead of an ordinal number, a video of Trump's flub went viral, and a number of gospel musicians, such as singer Tasha Page-Lockhart, questioned the real estate mogul vying to become the nation's next president. more >>
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida now has the support of more than 70 percent of evangelical leaders and influencers, and remains their top presidential pick for the seventh month in a row, according to WORLD magazine's monthly surveys.
While billionaire businessman Donald Trump is the Republican frontrunner in national polls, Rubio came out on top in the survey for the seventh month in a row this month, says the latest WORLD survey, adding that his combined first- and second-choice support increased from 66 percent in December to 73 percent in January, including 40 out of 82 first-choice votes.
WORLD conducts a monthly survey of 103 evangelical leaders and influencers, 82 of whom participated in January. more >>
Proclaim 16, a four-day convention for professionals in Christian media and the ministry, promises to be a networking opportunity for thousands of Christian communicators.
The National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention will be held Feb. 23-26 at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and will feature over 70 speakers, including Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, Anne Graham Lotz and Kay Arthur. Inspirational speaker Jefferson Bethke will also be on hand, as well as thought leaders Albert Mohler and Phil Cooke.
Celebrities Roma Downey, Jennifer Garner and Kevin Sorbo will also be present, along with faith-based filmmaking brothers Steven and Alex Kendrick of "War Room" and "Fireproof" fame. more >>
WASHINGTON — Thousands of devoted pro-lifers braved through the threat of Winter Storm Jonas and marched down to the United States Supreme Court Building Friday to demand an end to abortion by participating in the 2016 March for Life on the 43rd anniversary of the court's decision in Roe v. Wade.
The march, which was preceded by a rally featuring a number of prominent pro-life speakers including Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, began in front of the Washington Monument right as the snow began to fall. But, the early arrival of the winter storm could not deter the participants from continuing their 2-mile trek down Constitution Avenue.
"The world may think that we are a little bit crazy to be here on a day like today but those of us standing here know that there is no sacrifice too great to fight the human rights abuse of abortion," March for Life President Jeanne Mancini told participants before the march. more >>
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West will co-host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards TV program together for the first time this summer.
"I'm so excited to be hosting this year's awards along with Elisabeth," said West, a four-time Grammy nominee, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "This event has become such a wonderful celebration of how God uses Christian music to impact culture through K-LOVE's airwaves every single day."
With a weekly listenership of over 14 million people, K-LOVE radio plans to host a weekend full of concerts and family activities June 3-5 in Nashville, Tennessee, that will be capped of by the annual awards show. Fans have already started voting for their favorite artists at KLOVEFanAwards.com, the only fan-voted awards show in the Christian music industry. more >>