Christians in the Western world are being called to speak with their pastors this Sunday on the International Day for the Unreached and reflect on what life would be like without Jesus Christ, a reality that close to 2 billion people around the world face today.
The Alliance for the Unreached, bringing together several different Bible translation and missionary organizations, is marking Pentecost Sunday on May 15 with a special call to churches, media, and individual believers to stand up and be the voice for multitudes who would benefit from hearing the Gospel in their own language, but have not yet had the opportunity to do so.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, one of the participating groups, coordinates 3,000 missionaries in 2,000 different programs around the world, and is aiming to translate the Bible into every language, so that one day, no man, woman or child will be Bibleless or unreached. more >>
Film/music producer and best-selling author Bishop T.D. Jakes will host a new syndicated self-titled daily talk show, TEGNA announced. "T.D. JAKES" is set to premiere in more than 50 U.S. markets on Sep. 12.
The one-hour show will feature original social media content and real personal stories with candid conversations. Jakes will be talking to celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with sharing words of wisdom.
"T.D. Jakes" will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles and will air weekdays in the afternoon across the country. The talk show will also employ social media platforms so audience members can engage with the show 24/7 through @tdjakesshow. more >>
In his new book, Millennial Orphan, author Levi Gideon Shepherd tells the real-life story of his riveting past of abuse, childhood struggles and the darkness that comes from hopelessness when he believed that no one cared about him.
With an absentee father and a deceased mother, Shepherd knows firsthand what it's like to be an orphan growing up in the broken foster system in the United States. At the age of 17, he suffered a life-threatening illness and after years of brokenness, abuse and wanting to belong, he joined a gang. Working up the ranks and becoming second-in-command, Shepherd was heading down a road that would lead to prison or death, but then he caught a glimpse of God's grace and made a U-turn in his life.
The following is an edited transcript of Shepherd's interview with The Christian Post in which he candidly discusses his life from growing up as a millennial in darkness to the transformative power of the love of God. more >>
While millions throughout the country celebrated their mothers this past Mother's Day with flowers and postcards, evangelist Franklin Graham took to social media to share a valuable lesson that his mother, the late Ruth Graham, taught him when he picked up the habit of smoking.
In a long Facebook post along with photos of Graham and his mother, as well as a picture of the entire Graham family, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shared a dear memory he had of his mother trying to teach him a lesson.
See the post in its entirety below. more >>
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 >>