WASHINGTON – Christian contemporary artist Matthew West hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and the singer said after having the honor of leading worship, he left inspired to write a song about the theme of the entire event.
"I was actually on stage today and the extent of my performance was – my buddy Nick Hall said, 'Hey can you please come out and play guitar and just sing a little bit while I'm preaching.' It was pretty much the most awesome moment to be up there with him and Tim Tebow was up there, and he's speaking and it was just a powerful moment," West told The Christian Post during a media Q&A.
The event, which drew nearly half a million people, was inspired by evangelist and college pastor Nick Hall, founder of PULSE. Together 2016 brought Christians from all over the nation together in prayer to empower the Church and awaken the culture to Jesus. more >>
WASHINGTON – Popular emcee and Reach Records founder Lecrae hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led an impassioned prayer that called for the people of God to come together and cease being passive towards injustice.
In his prayer, Lecrae started off by reading Isaiah 58 from verses 1 through 8. Towards the end of his reading, which emphasized fasting, the Texas native began to recite the scriptures below with great conviction.
"Is not this the fast that I choose: more >>
Pokémon Go is the latest mobile game craze and Christian public relations expert Hunter Frederick says as thousands try to virtually catch their favorite Pokemon, many churches are capitalizing on the floods of people who are traveling to their parking lots to find Pokemon.
The value of Nintendo's business has doubled since the release of Pokémon Go and according to Frederick, so has the traffic in church parking lots throughout America. The aim of Pokémon Go is to catch a virtual Pokémon that has been superimposed into the real-world. As users move around a virtual map on their smart phone while they walk through the real world, they can capture creatures and then train the Pokemon and battle them against others at Poké Gyms.
Poké Gyms are actual landmarks where players congregate and play around each other. Frederick told The Christian Post that given the number of people who've been randomly showing up around churches throughout the country, he believes church staff should use it as a ministry moment to share Jesus through acts of kindness and hospitality. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham is offering up some sage advice for single mothers.
In his latest syndicated advice column published in the Kansas City Star, Graham responds to a question from a single mother of two who is unsure about whether or not she should allow her boyfriend to move in with her because she doesn't know if he is really committed to helping raise her children.
Graham responds with his typical farsighted wisdom and advises the woman that allowing her boyfriend to move in would set a bad example for her children. more >>
In the midst of the nation's grief following the targeted killings of police officers in Texas and Louisiana, leading evangelist Franklin Graham says he fears America has lost God's hand of protection and is on the edge of anarchy.
Graham, president of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse, hosted a Facebook Live video feed on Monday to pray with Christians all around the United States for the Republican National Convention being held this week in Cleveland, Ohio.
According to Graham's Facebook page, his live prayer feed was viewed by as many as 50,000 people all across the world. But before Graham jumped into the prayer, he gave a brief rundown on the state of the nation. more >>
WASHINGTON — Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin hit the stage early in the morning Saturday at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led with a prayer that reached to the core of those in attendance.
In his prayer, Franklin spoke about the significance of family, and urged women to get their self-worth from God and not what rappers such as yeezy, Jay Z, or Drake say. He then rebuked the temptations that lead couples to divorce and encouraged parents to fight for their marriages. And he ended the prayer by asking God to make a change in him, so that he would be willing to die for his family, to die for the white man, and ultimately to die for every man.
During the free event various artists and ministers addressed the vast crowd, commissioning the next generation to unite under the banner of Jesus. more >>