Actor Arturo Muyshondt believes his role as a modern day hero in "The Pastor" can spearhead positive social change in communities throughout the world that are overwhelmed by criminal gang activity.
"I was really shocked with what I found," said Muyshondt, who was born in El Salvador, to The Christian Post. "I found that these kids are joining these gangs as young as 9, 10, 11-years-old because they go looking for the same elements — for identity, brotherhood, community and protection."
Set in Brooklyn, New York, Muyshondt plays a former gang leader who discovers Christ in prison. When he's released, he seeks out underprivileged youth in his neighborhood to mentor and direct them toward a life that doesn't involve drugs and crime. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson considers himself an Evangelical — with an asterisk. In an interview published Tuesday for Christianity Today, the retired neurosurgeon discusses Evangelicalism, and shares his thoughts on how Christians should prepare for the Second Coming of Christ.
"I would describe myself first of all as a Christian — Evangelical in the sense that I believe we have a responsibility to proclaim the gospel and show other people why we live the way that we do and hopefully that will affect their lives," says Carson.
The Seventh-day Adventist, whose faith places great significance on the Second Coming of Jesus, says he looks forward to Christ's return and therefore lives each day as if it were his last. He prescribes the same aproach for other Christians. more >>
Televangelist Morris Cerullo is seeking approval from the city of San Diego to build a $125 million Christian theme park.
Cerullo, who heads his World Evangelism organization based in San Diego, is asking the city council to approve the multi-million dollar project that will include catacombs with holograms, a biblical museum with Christian artifacts and a 20-foot wailing wall.
The park project has been in the works since Cerullo purchased the land four years ago. The land was previously the site of the Mission Valley Hotel. more >>
A tweet by South Carolina-based NewSpring Church Pastor Perry Noble is causing a dust-up among believers. Posted Monday afternoon, Noble's Twitter message chided pastors who engage in political endorsements, indicating that their time is better spent spreading the Gospel.
"Dear pastors, please SHUT UP about endorsing a political candidate!!! Preach the GOSPEL!! Jesus is the ONLY hope of the world," Noble exclaimed in a tweet shared with his 153,000 followers."
In a statement shared exclusively with The Christian Post Wednesday, Noble elaborates, "I believe Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. I also believe that the United States matters and we, as Americans, have been given an incredible privilege of participating in the election of the person who leads our country. more >>
Union University, a Baptist academic institution with campuses in Jackson, Hendersonville, and Germantown, Tennessee, will hold its first evangelism rally that will feature among its speaker the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Fred Luter.
Ernest Easley, spokesman for Union and organizer of the West Tennessee Evangelism Rally on Feb. 21, told The Christian Post that the event came at the request of University President Dub Oliver.
"It's really in the heart of our president for evangelism to permeate our campus," said Easley, who noted that they expect somewhere between 500 and 1,000 attendees. more >>
The father of U.S. senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is calling upon Christians to vote for biblical principles this election season.
In his new book A Time For Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America, Pastor Rafael Cruz calls upon pastors and churches to be politically active.
Pastor Cruz told The Christian Post in an interview Tuesday that he felt compelled to write the book because he saw "America deteriorating very rapidly." more >>