Evangelist Franklin Graham is in the south Indian city of Hyderabad where tens of thousands are coming to hear the Gospel message despite calls by rightwing Hindu groups to ban his four-day festival.
On the second night of the Hyderabad Festival Friday, about 50,000 people poured into Lal Bahadur Stadium in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh state, which was under a tight security cover. And on the weekend, the number was expected to rise even higher.
“I heard about the Graham family when I lived in Virginia, but I didn’t know what they did really – just something religious,” said Jayesh, a youngster who had just returned to India after attending college in the United States. more >>
More than 100 volunteers dressed as Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be canvassing New York City Thursday in an effort to encourage people to get involved in their campaign to provide gifts to 8.5 million children globally.
Although organizers have previously visited New York for several promotional events, this year marks the first year for the life-size shoe boxes in the city. Each box worn by the volunteers represents a country that Operation Christmas Child will visit.
Operation Christmas Child is an annual ministry project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, the ministry has delivered more than 86 million gift-filled shoe boxes to needy boys and girls, some of them orphans, in 138 countries. more >>
Former Air Force cadet and founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation Michael Weinstein doesn’t want Air Force Academy cadets to participate in Operation Christmas Child to help needy children. He says academy officials crossed a line by promoting the charity because it pushes Christian ideas.
Weinstein’s accusation is the result of an email sent out last week to all Air Force cadets regarding Operation Christmas Child. The email, sent by a cadet after approval from a cadet leader, told fellow cadets about the opportunity to participate in the Christmas charity.
Maj. Darren Duncan, a Protestant chaplain from the Air Force, told The Christian Post Monday that different email lists at the academy serve different functions. The email about OCC should have been sent to the Christian distribution list instead of to all cadets. more >>
Billy Graham celebrates his 93rd birthday Monday. Having impacted lives around the world with the Gospel, the famed evangelist has attracted blessings and well wishes from thousands.
"Rev. Graham, happy birthday, and thanks for all you have done and wjat (sic) BGEA continues to do. You are loved more than you know," wrote Shawn Werre on the evangelist's Facebook page. "I'm 44 and remember first listening to your crusades on TV with my grandparents. You've played a big role in my spiritual development and I thank you. :)"
Graham's birthday comes just after the release of his newest book, Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well. more >>
Now you can hear Billy Graham’s messages with just a few clicks. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association announced the launch of the Billy Graham Audio Archives Wednesday.
More than 1,600 messages, from more than 60 years of Graham’s ministry are now available online. Users can go to www.billygraham.org to access an entire database of hundreds of audio files from hundreds of Billy Graham messages, public addresses and even his remarks at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s funeral. The messages can be searched by date, location, title or topic.
“Mr. Graham was the first world evangelist; he traveled to all corners of the world. Now we can put it (his messages) on the Internet and make the Gospel available even where we can’t reach,” Ken Barun, senior vice president of communications at BGEA, told The Christian Post. more >>
Named the No. 1 Coolest Book App for the Fall by USA Today, Glo Bible App is revolutionizing the way people experience the Word of God.
A media-rich interactive Bible, Glo – the purported first of its kind – has been called “one of the most impressive book apps available” by USA Today among other noteworthy apps like “David’s Diary” by author David Sedaris and “1,000 Places to See Before you Die” by Patricia Schultz.
“Our team is honored to receive this endorsement by USA Today and is thrilled to have been selected as the top pick on the list,” said Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital, which created Glo. more >>