From increasing attacks by the Islamic State terror group to a new alliance between Iran and Russia, everything is happening according to God's plan, California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie said in a message, sharing what believers should be doing as they await Christ's return.
"It's safe to assume that we are living in the Last Days," Pastor Laurie of the Harvest Christian Fellowship told the congregation in his message, titled "What in the World Is Happening? #WorldwarIII?"
The hashtag WorldwarIII was trending recently as people discussed the possibility of a World War III. more >>
Model, actor, and singer Tyrese Gibson is mostly known for his racy R&B music and his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but you might want to add motivational speaker to that list. In a recent Facebook post, the crooner discussed fame, self worth and the importance of falling in "love with Jesus."
Gibson has certainly made the most of social media by frequently posting comments and videos about his views on happenings in popular culture. His very passionate post often get criticized for being inspirational yet vulgar because of his use of foul language.
It's a message you've likely heard during some point in your childhood. Probably more times than you can remember, you've been told to "say thank you," or to "be grateful."
As an adult, you know that having an attitude of gratitude and thanks is a good thing, but how do you take it beyond a simple platitude and make it a daily way of life? Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren spells it all out in a sermon he delivered last week entitled: "Living Life as a Thank You Gift to God."
"If you live your entire life as a thanksgiving gift or a thank you gift back to God — for all the things he's done for you — it's going to increase your happiness in life," Warren says. more >>
A pastor in Tennessee has launched a witnessing campaign to get approximately 25,000 yard signs with the message "Christmas is all about Jesus" distributed statewide.
Pastor Jimmy Terry of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church of Clarksville has in past Christmas seasons distributed these yard signs on a local scale, but this year's goal is to reach out to the entire state.
While it's a fact that "Star Wars" fans can be diehard when it comes to "The Force," and some even claim "Jedi" as their religion, a major British cinema advertising supplier fears that an ad featuring the Lord's Prayer before the film could keep moviegoers away.
"Offended?" Carrie Fisher, who stars in the upcoming "Star Wars" installment: "The Force Awakens" as princess Leia, now General Leia, quipped when asked about the ad. "No. People should get a life," the actress said, according to Breitbart.
Digital Cinema Media decided to block the 1-minute ad produced by the Church of England because it felt that it could offend audiences, and said it has a policy against accepting political or religious content. The short film shows members of the public reciting The Lord's Prayer, including a gospel choir, refugees, weightlifters, and a sheep farmer. more >>
I've been a professor of evangelism for almost twenty years. Over the years, I've continually considered and asked why most believers never do evangelism.
Here are nine of the reasons I've discovered, given in no particular order.
1. Many don't know what "evangelism" is. more >>