Their are 3 brands of "duct tape" that keep Christians quiet about Jesus. These types of tape seek to seal our mouths shut about the good news of Jesus. Some brands are big and bold. Others are small and sticky. But they all result in the same thing…silence.
As the President of Dare2Share Ministries I've been traveling the nation equipping teenagers to share the gospel for over twenty years. I've also had the privilege of equipping hundreds of thousands of adults to share their faith along the way. And, as I've energized others to share the good news, I've heard many reasons why Christians don't share the gospel. The vast majority could be categorized into one of three very different brands of invisible duct tape:
The "Um, I'm not sure" Duct Tape more >>
In an effort to come up with solutions for the spread of spiritual darkness as seen in the nation's shooting massacres last year, a series of interviews with Christian leaders is being conducted and published by a men's ministry speaker and author.
David Jesse, who authored the book Midnight Approaches: Understanding the Times and Knowing What To Do About Them, told The Christian Post that events like the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., and the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., point to the failure of the Church in America to act as the body of Jesus' followers should according to the Gospel.
One interview with a Christian leader per week will be released during the entire year, beginning with an interview published yesterday (Monday) with Dr. Raleigh Washington, who is the president and CEO of the national men's ministry, Promise Keepers, and the co-author of the best seller Breaking Down Walls: A Model of Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife. more >>
Evelyn Lozada, "Basketball Wives" star, author and entrepreneur, recently shared her excitement about a recent church experience that left some talking about her spiritual growth.
Lozada, 37, attended One Church International in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday and seemed excited even before she stepped foot into the doors of the place of worship.
"Wondering if my LA church buddy @jskystyle is up," Lozada questioned wardrobe stylist Jason Sky on Twitter Sunday morning. "I'm excited about today!! Wake up hunty!!" more >>
ATLANTA – Beth Moore, founder of Living Proof Ministries and one of America's leading Bible teachers, focused on the origins and significance of the Lord's Supper and its relevance for believers as she shared unique insights and symbolism from scripture at the Passion 2013 conference Wednesday morning.
In her energetic and scholarly style, Moore endeavored to help the 60,000+ attendees grasp a deeper understanding of the Passion of Jesus Christ – his servanthood and sacrifice – analyzing the Lord's Supper in the context of the original Passover in the book of Exodus and highlighting the rich Jewish traditions.
Reading from the Hebrew Haggadah, a Jewish text that outlines the order of the Passover Seder, Moore recounted her meaningful experiences in Israel where she has been invited to participate in Seders with Jewish families. more >>
ATLANTA – Over 60,000 university students from around the world are expected to pack the Georgia Dome stadium in Atlanta Tuesday evening kicking off the four-day Passion 2013 conference, focused on making Jesus famous and fighting modern-day slavery.
In what will be the largest single Passion gathering in North America since the Passion movement began in 1995, attendees will hear from dynamic Christian speakers including Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan, Judah Smith, and Gary Haugen. Worship through music will also be an integral component of the conference, and lead musicians include Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Charlie Hall, David Crowder, Lecrae, and Jesus Culture.
The majority of conference participants are students and young professionals ages 18-25, along with youth ministry pastors and church leaders attending with their groups. In addition, over 2,500 volunteers – called "Door Holders" – have committed to serve during the conference with everything from registration and ushering to production and logistics. more >>
While some sports fans (especially Denver Broncos ones) may have considered unashamed Christian quarterback Tim Tebow a miracle worker last year with his mid-season heroics leading the team into the playoffs, things were different as a N.Y. Jets player. If there were any miracles during the 2012 season for Tebow it was the fact that he never lashed out at a coach and organization that really didn't seem that serious about giving him a chance to play in earnest.
A Wildcat quarterback, a red zone player, and a specialty team's secret weapon were all terms dangled to the press and Tebow fans, seemingly every week of the season, were anxious to see if the evangelist athlete could repeat the thrills he delivered as a Broncos player.
Through it all, Tebow remained in the news, especially in the sports blogs and tabloids. Whether it be his foundation work giving youth with illnesses and disabilities a chance to hang out with him and go to a game, or the speculation about dates with actress Camille Belle, Tebow did not disappear from the spotlight simply because he mostly roamed the sidelines the entire season. more >>