The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is advising Christians not to talk about their faith unless they're asked to do so.
As head of the 88 million-member Anglican Communion, Welby was asked at an interfaith event where he draws the line between evangelism and proselytization.
"I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith," said Welby, according to the Telegraph. more >>
Social Club Misfits, known for their Christ-centered hip-hop, are boldly venturing into mainstream music with their radical faith.
Capitol Christian Records based in Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed the hip-hop duo to its roster recently and together, they presented the digital release of The Misfit Generation EP.
The newly released EP made a booming debut as it received nearly 300,000 streams and landed in the top 10 on Christian Soundscan and Billboard Charts. The five-track project ranked No. 2 on the Christian Rap Albums Chart and No.8 on Billboard's overall Rap Albums Chart. more >>
Life.Church founder and Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel advises church leaders against expanding to multiple sites too quickly.
Speaking at the Catalyst One Day conference earlier this week, Groeschel expounded on such risks by explaining that even Life.Church has had a couple failed satellite campuses.
Famed New York church The Brooklyn Tabernacle presents "The Rescue," a powerful production about the lives of five people who in their deepest time of despair were rescued, on major TV networks and on DVD this month.
"The Rescue" tells the true stories of five people from different walks of life who all find themselves in hopeless situations. Viewers are walked through each of the individual's feelings of pain and despair as they struggle to find a way out of the harmful situations they are in. "The Rescue" aspires to encourage viewers all over the world with the hopeful and redemptive message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The testimonies serve as relatable real-life stories of universal struggles that many in this day-and-age face. In the hour-long film, a Wall Street broker, a party girl, a religious extremist, a drug addict, and a hardened thug are highlighted as they describe their journey from darkness into light. more >>
The world nowadays has been described as a "global village" thanks to technological advances that have knit first-world urban dwellers to third-world villagers through mobile phones and the internet. Finishing the Great Commission and bringing the Gospel to unreached people groups through Bible translations in their heart language is occurring more rapidly than ever in history.
Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, wrote in a 2014 article in Christian Post that a unqiue software program called ParaText has radically increased the speed of Bible translation and that "someone who is alive in the world today will translate the last Bible for the last unreached people."
"We're at a pivotal point in history where this generation could see the end of a centuries-old effort to make the Bible available in every language that needs it. This is the fastest pace of Bible translation the church has ever seen, and technological advancements have played a critical role in getting us here. We praise God that today there are nearly 2,200 Bible translation projects underway in some of the most remote places on earth, representing 1.9 billion people being reached with the gospel in a language they can clearly understand." more >>
As the world prepares for Global Outreach Day on Saturday, May 21 – a massive mobilization movement to share the Good News – an international ministry says that the rising number of unbelievers in America and the Western world is a real opportunity for evangelism and sincere conversations.
The vision of Global Outreach Day is to share the Gospel to over 200 nations around the wold on one single day, seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to reach out to every person. A number of organizations have signed up to join the movement, including Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ), which since its founding in 1951 has grown to be represented in 191 countries around the world.
Matt Mikalatos, the city director for Cru who travels to do outreach and lead speeches, told The Christian Post in an interview that the rising number of unbelievers in America is not a difficulty but "absolutely a source of opportunity" for Christians to open up about their faith. more >>