Ed Young Jr.'s Fellowship Church held its fourth annual "Good Friday in the Park" celebration in Dallas, Texas, ahead of the pastor's Easter message, which will focus on doubt, and how people can overcome their doubts through faith.
"This year, we're going to take a unique look at the resurrection through the perspective of doubt. Let's face it, we all have some doubts. This year, we're going to take a hard look at what causes those doubts and how we can have faith on the other side of them," Andy Boyd, spokesman for Fellowship Church, told The Christian Post.
"Easter is a time when people who haven't been to church give God a shot. It's a time when most people we know are thinking about the things of God. So every year, we make the entire experience new and fresh and relevant," he said, speaking about the Good Friday in the Park communitywide celebration the church held yesterday that featured live music, food trucks, and a sermon by Young. more >>
A school district in Colorado will soon distribute a collection of satanic and atheist literature at their high schools and middle schools in response to complaints from atheist groups.
Delta County School District will place literature provided by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, and the Satanic Temple on April 1.
In a statement released Thursday, FFRF explained that their demands were made in response to the passive distribution of Gideon Bibles during the school day. more >>
British singer/songwriter Seal may have made his acting debut this past week in FOX's musical about Christ's last days on Earth, "The Passion: Live," but the Grammy Award-winning vocalist says he really isn't all that religious.
In a recent interview with NPR, Seal said he went to a "Church of England School" as a child and described his upbringing as being in a typical English family where his parents "kind of" instilled religious values.
"But they weren't overtly religious and I didn't grow up staunch Catholic or anything like that," he told NPR. Seal believes in God and said he doesn't subscribe to the conventional images often portrayed by pop culture. "I don't necessarily think he's a grey-haired man with a beard, but I think of God as more of an energy, a divine energy." more >>
Many Christians have lost their edge — their radical, burning fire for Christ, says preacher and author Francis Chan, a firm believer that while family is important, the mission of the Kingdom of God should come first.
In a video message recently shared by ChurchLeaders.com, Chan says that after many Christians get married they place Christ's mission on the back burner, spending their days in the bubble of relationships, children and the comfort of security. The preacher challenges married Christians to stoke the flames of their passion for Christ and his work, and to step out of their comfort zones to take more risks to further His Kingdom.
Chan, who's been married to his wife, Lisa, for over 20 years and has seven children, asks, "Could I be an example of someone who's married and has kids and is still thinking 'Kingdom first?'" He adds, "Your mission with the Lord doesn't end when you get married," giving examples of how when people date, or get married, or have children their focus tends to shift from standing on the frontlines for Christ to pouring the majority of their time and energy into nurturing and protecting their relationship, family and security. more >>
Messianic Jewish soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces are growing bolder and more open about their faith in Christ with their fellow soldiers and officers, a survey has found, despite daily challenges of living 24/7 around unbelievers and trials resisting the "pleasures of the world."
The survey, released on March 1, was conducted by Kehila News Israel in cooperation with several local ministries that organize soldier conferences and Bible studies for the hundreds of Messianic soldiers currently serving in the IDF.
The results, based on the responses of 69 active duty IDF soldiers from a total population of several hundred Messianic soldiers, found that there is a clear openness about Yeshua (Jesus) in the army – as much as 96 percent said that their fellow soldiers know about their faith, in addition to 78 percent of their commanders and officers. more >>
Popular Christian entertainer Carman Licciardello, mononymously known as Carman, recently overcame an intense battle with cancer but his fight is not over yet. The singer is currently in the hospital and is asking fans to pray for him as his body is under attack yet again.
The artist was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a concert because he was suffering from chronic chest pain. It is not the first time he ended up in the hospital because of chest pain, but on Memorial Day of 2015, the New Jersey native spent some time in the hospital after suffering multiple heart attacks. In a detailed Facebook message Carman revealed this time around he landed in the ER because of stress.
See his message in its entirety below: more >>