Traveling evangelist Benny Hinn's most recent "Miracle Healing Service" took place in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend, and the Texas-based Christian minister reportedly asked the thousands in attendance to each give a $100 donation to help defray expenses for the two-day event, hosted by a local Pentecostal church.
According to local media reports, Hinn told an estimated 12,000 people at Saturday's meeting at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain that he did not accept any gifts or take "even half a cent" in payment for the weekend evangelistic services. "I am doing this freely, because I love Trinidad," he reportedly said, adding that donations would not be for him "but for the kingdom [of God]."
Newsday Trinidad and Tobago reports that the 60-year-old prosperity preacher "urged believers to contribute US$100 or its local equivalent TT$600" to help cover expenses for the Saturday-Sunday events, which many attended in hopes of experiencing a miracle healing. The publication adds that Hinn described donating as "sowing a seed" and reportedly told worshippers that giving money would result in prosperity in their lives. more >>
Massive tsunami waves triggered by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake wiped out several villages, claimed thousands of lives and forever changed the way Bible translations previously had been done in Papua New Guinea.
The two Wycliffe Bible translators who helped pioneer the movement, and lost many of their friends in the storm, recently shared with The Christian Post how they believe God created a miracle out of tragedy. more >>
Dave Hunt, a well-known Christian apologist, author, speaker, and radio commentator, passed away April 5 at the age of 87 with his wife, Ruth, by his side.
Hunt, a graduate of UCLA, began working in the full-time Christian ministry in 1973, authoring books and commentating radio programs in an effort to draw Christians back to the fundamental, biblical teachings of their religion.
In order to expand his ministry further, Hunt founded outreach publication The Berean Call in 1992 for the purpose of "encouraging spiritual discernment among those who regarded themselves not just as 'evangelicals' but as biblical Christians." more >>
CARY, N.C. – The global media organization Trans World Radio (TWR) said that within less than two years they will be able to deliver Christian content to nearly 60 percent of the people in the world in their own language. The ministry plans to do this by integrating its broadcast capabilities through radio, Internet, and smart phone technology.
"If you can imagine a Web portal with hundreds of ministries coming to one location to have their Christian content (audio, text, or video) available," Ralf Stores, U.S. Director of Media Development and Services, told The Christian Post recently. "Not only the content of hundreds of ministries, but have that content available in every one of the major languages of the world."
Stores said that TWR is currently the largest media ministry in the world when it comes to radio. Through their broadcast stations and outlets placed in strategic parts of the world, the 60-year-old ministry's primary method of delivering Christian programming is through AM, medium and short wave radio stations. more >>
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has backed the new President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood's report to Barack Obama, which is aimed at eradicating modern-day slavery.
"Human trafficking debases the God-given dignity of every person," said NAE President Leith Anderson in a statement, who serves on the Advisory Council. "It is time for the government, churches and all members of society to work together to bring trafficking in persons to an end."
The report, "Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery," makes several recommendations to Obama, who has promised to take important steps to tackle the billion-dollar industry. More than 27 million people currently live as human slaves, more than any other time in history. more >>
Retired pastor John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., had high praises for Christian rapper Shai Linne for his defense of his new song "Fal$E Teacher$" in which he gives a withering criticism of the "prosperity gospel" and an explicit list of some of its more popular preachers like Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes and Benny Hinn.
"Fal$E Teacher$" is a song on Linne's upcoming album titled, Lyrical Theology Part I.
"My, my, Shai, this is good. Seven-minute video on why Shai Linne wrote and raps 'FAL$E TEACHER$'," tweeted Piper along with a link to Linne's video where he discusses the motivation behind the song. more >>