On Sunday before Christmas, Pastor Greg Laurie of California's Harvest Christian Fellowship asked — and answered — the most important question for this Christmas season, why Jesus came on that first Christmas.
We often forget all about Christ as we go about celebrating Christmas, Laurie told the congregation in his message titled, "The Greatest Story Ever Told!"
"It's possible to lose Jesus at Christmas. … But He never forgets us," he said. more >>
Controversial evangelist Todd Bentley claims nearly 500,000 Muslims attended a Christian crusade in Karachi, Pakistan, where 290,000 people turned to Christ, three people – including a young boy – got raised from the dead, and he has the video to prove it.
"We do have, pray for us, because we do have about 50 hours of full HD television footage of everything coming and we will be releasing the TV footage of all the resurrections and all the preaching. There is actually gonna be some amazing footage coming for the glory of God," said Bentley of his claim in a video posted to YouTube on Monday.
"When you look into the face of a little boy that was carried unto the platform, totally lifeless, dead, breathless, no heart, no pulse, had been that way for 20 minutes, parents tried to resuscitate him. And there is no more dead than dead," he said in the video. more >>
To begin the next year, counties across the state of Kentucky will bear witness to volunteers reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Called the Bible Reading Marathon, next month thousands of people in scores of counties across the state will be reading from the Good Book at public places like courthouses.
The marathon was organized by the group Prayer Focus Kentucky, an organization founded in 1999 by clergy that included Pastor Mark Harrell of Victory Christian Fellowship in Somerset. more >>
After nearly 30 years in ministry, Teen Mania International, a once popular Evangelical Christian youth organization based in Dallas, Texas, announced Thursday that it will shutter operations amid mounting financial struggles.
"Katie and I feel this chapter coming to a close, and are grateful to the Lord for all that He has done through those who have rallied around this vision over the years. Together we have taken many risks, climbed many mountains and slayed many giants!" said Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, in a statement posted on the ministry's website.
Teen Mania was started by Luce in 1986 "to reach and inspire a generation to change the world." In 1991 it established Acquire the Fire which used high-tech and high-impact worship and teaching seminars to reach teenagers and it attracted millions of followers and money. more >>
Former Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll may be making a comeback by starting up a new ministry in Phoenix, Arizona. He was reported to have filed paperwork to incorporate The Trinity Church in late November.
A Patheos report revealed the Articles of Incorporation document for The Trinity Church, which listed Mark Driscoll as a director, as well as Jimmy Evans and Randall Taylor.
Driscoll was once called one of America's "most prominent and celebrated pastors" by Forbes, but he resigned in disgrace as senior pastor of Seattle-based Mars Hill in October 2014 after a confluence of events marred his reputation, including allegations of plagiarism and fostering an abusive work environment. Two weeks after Driscoll's resignation, Mars Hill Church announced that it would dissolve. more >>
Suppose your pastor was friends with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and has his own reality TV show. Can a pastor be immersed in pop culture and still effectively preach the Gospel? That's the central question raised in pastor and writer Thomas Christianson's recent article, "We Need More Christian Celebrities."
Christianson, inspired by Pastor Rick Wilkerson Jr. of Vous Church in Miami – who fits the profile above – to address this topic, told The Christian Post Tuesday evening that he wasn't out to "pass judgment" on Wilkerson and his ministry style. Rather he wanted to make sense of pastors who have atypical ministry and how to process them.
"There's a lot of times where God gives influence to people that some of us look at and think, 'God, why in the world are You giving that person influence?" Christianson told CP. "But in the end we have to have faith that God knows what He's doing…" more >>