Over 140 Christian organizations dedicated to providing copies of the Bible translated in people's native languages will converge in Philadelphia this week for a World Assembly that only happens once every six years.
Gunnar Mägi from United Bible Societies told The Christian Post there will be around 500 attendees representing work being done in 200 countries, which would be comparable to the previous World Assembly meeting held in Seoul, South Korea, in 2010.
"The theme for this year is: 'God's Word: Living Hope for All.' And the key Bible passage for the week is 1 Peter 1:3," Mägi said about the World Assembly that starts Thursday and runs through next week. more >>
Gotee Records' newest artist Hollyn was first introduced to the world on the American Idol stage, but after two years of working on her debut album, the young singer is now winning over people's hearts alongside Christian pioneer TobyMac.
The Ohio native was raised in church and music has always had a big influence on her life. Christian music lovers were first introduced to Hollyn on TobyMac's latest album release with the songs "Lights Shine Bright" and "Backseat Driver," which she was also a co-writer on.
As a singer/songwriter, Hollyn co-wrote five of the six tracks on her eponymous debut EP. The edgy inspiring musical piece was produced by Grammy-winning producers Cobra (Dirty Rice and Joseph Prielozny). Cobra also produced two tracks on the award-winning album Anomaly from Lecrae, which explains why Hollyn was able to release her own version of the hip-hop hit by covering Lecrae's Dove Award winning song, "All I Need Is You." more >>
The Syrian refugee crisis represents the largest migration of people since the Second World War.
Although it is certainly one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in our generation, it has resulted in increased activity for refugee relief organizations worldwide. As more countries accept refugees, relief efforts continue to expand and resources continue to wane. The crisis is not going away any time soon.
There's no silver bullet for providing relief for refugees of war and natural disasters. Each case requires its own unique set of efforts. And even with the noblest efforts, they can't perfectly satisfy the needs of everyone affected. However, it is our job as image bearers of God to step in and show His goodness. more >>
Multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West is known for sharing others' stories through his music, and in an exclusive first look, the singer introduces the true story of Robert Muir, a former drug addict whose transformation inspired "Grace Wins."
West wrote "Grace Wins," on his latest album Live Forever, after hearing the story of Robert Muir who, in 2014, attended a West concert with his mother and at the time was heavily addicted to heroin and in desperate need of help. Muir knew he needed to make a life change and during the show he found out about popwe, a non-profit organization that West co-founded with his father, Pastor Joe West.
When Muir returned home, his mother wrote to West and explained how his music impacted her son. Soon after, Muir was contacted by West's father and popwe connected him to Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug and alcohol recovery program that helped Muir with the tuition for the 14-month recovery program. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has called President Obama's expected commemoration of America's first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York a "monument to sin," asserting that many other people deserve a monument instead.
"A monument to sin? That's unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation's founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to sin?" Graham opined in a Facebook post on Friday.
Sources close to the White House have said the planned monument is expected to be erected on a piece of parkland that lies across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which is popularly believed to be the birthplace of the American LGBT activist movement, stemming from the protests in June 1969 against police raids on the tavern. more >>
A Wisconsin school district will no longer have a lease on a public park where students gather for a weekly Bible study event known as the "Jesus Lunch."
Middleton City Council voted Tuesday evening to rescind the lease that Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District had on Fireman's Park, the location of the popular yet controversial events.
City Council's decision came at the request of Superintendent Don Johnson, who sent out a mass email Monday stating that he hoped the end of the lease equaled an end to the controversy. more >>