Christian singer and actor Pat Boone has backed Netherlands' 2,500-ton life sized replica of Noah's Ark, which will set sail for a cross-Atlantic journey to the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil, where it will preach the Gospel message.
"My friends at the Ark of Noah Foundation plan to bring a life-size biblical replica of Noah's Ark from the Netherlands to the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil," Boone said in a statement. "From there, it will go through South America, Central America and then the United States."
We live in a society where tolerance is elevated to a high virtue and theological certainty is viewed as angry, narrow-minded dogmatism. This reality can bring Christians into sharp dispute with the world because, according to God's Word, the very essence of faith is "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1.)
But "being sure" about some things can easily turn into "being arrogant" about everything. And, sadly, this is where many of us, as Christians, fall out of favor with those around us. Instead of speaking the truth in love, we push the truth with a shove.
I contend that we can embrace a Biblical dogma without coming off as dogmatic and treating others like dogs. We can share the message of Jesus as the exclusive way to God without coming off as Grade A jerks. more >>
Sadie Robertson has joined the cast of the film "I'm Not Ashamed," which is about the first student killed in Columbine High School, Rachel Joy Scott, who was targeted because of her Christian faith.
Scott was the first of 12 students and one teacher who were gunned down at Columbine on April 20, 1999, and the film is based on her journals, which are said to be honest and heartfelt accounts of her life.
The title, "I'm Not Ashamed" is taken directly from Scott's writings. She prayed, "Father, use my life to touch the world and let your light shine through me." more >>
The United States' largest Protestant denomination lost approximately 204,000 members in 2015, according to recently released statistics.
LifeWay Christian Resources released the Annual Church Profile statistics Tuesday, which tracked among other things the SBC's total membership, worship attendance, and number of congregations.
Total membership in the SBC in 2015 was approximately 15.294 million, which is a decrease from the approximately 15.499 million reported in 2014. This represents a 1.32 percent decrease. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has announced that the Ark Encounter project, the life-sized replica of Noah's Ark, is only one month away from its official launch on July 7 in Williamstown, Kentucky.
"I'm thrilled to announce that one month today the most authentic re-creation of Noah's Ark in the world opens to public at the Ark Encounter, and it will be a great reminder of God's Word and the Gospel," Ham wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
"So get ready to get on a shuttle bus beginning July 7 to take beautiful mile long ride to see the Ark at the Ark Encounter." more >>
Following the death of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, Franklin Graham is sharing his personal memories of the boxing champion who visited his father, evangelist Billy Graham, at the family's home in North Carolina. "The world has lost a champion. Muhammad Ali was considered by many as the greatest boxer of all time. His career began during a difficult period in our country with the racial tensions of the 1960s and the Vietnam War.
His outspoken positions caused him to be both loved and hated by some," Graham wrote in a Facebook post about Ali, who died on June 3 at age 74, following a bout of respiratory illness, connected to complications with Parkinson's disease, which he battled for decades.
"I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions, and he visited at my parents' home in Montreat, North Carolina. Muhammad Ali's father brought him to visit my father Billy Graham because he was concerned over Ali's faith in Islam and was afraid that his son had been led astray," Franklin Graham revealed. more >>