There are now 30 billboards in the Greater Charlotte Area that display Bible verses, announced the Christian group behind the campaign on Thursday.
Matthew 5:14, the organization leading the effort, said the billboards are meant to encourage Greater Charlotte families facing tough times. Each billboard features a one-word question – such as “Tired?” “Directionless?” and “Overwhelmed?” – and then displays a scripture verse to address the question.
“These are difficult times for many Americans,” explained Scott Saunders, founder of Matthew 5:14. “Many families are having financial challenges, health problems, [even] relationship struggles. more >>
Third generation evangelist Will Graham has joined world-class entertainers and speakers in Australia to present the Gospel and "the reality of life."
A weeklong community event called "Reality" has drawn Christian leaders and local churches together in an effort to reintroduce Jesus Christ to a country that has become increasingly secular.
"I heard many comments that this was one of the first times that they had all the local churches working together on a single evangelistic outreach," said Graham, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. more >>
Billy Graham may come out of retirement to give one more sermon.
The famed evangelist is dealing with a number of health woes but his spokesman said he wants to preach again.
"At 91 years of age, he realizes that he's quite possibly in the sunset years of his life," A. Larry Ross told Asheville Citizen-Times. "He's trying to make every day count, knowing that one day he will join his wife, Ruth, in Heaven." more >>
Despite a few jokes by speakers to lighten the mood, the National Day of Prayer event at Capitol Hill on Thursday was solemn.
Both speakers and the audience seemed acutely aware of the pushback to the prayer day that was officially established in 1952. Though NDOP was created nearly 60 years ago, speakers repeatedly pointed out the long tradition of prayer in the country’s history dating back to the founding fathers.
“America was birthed in prayer and founded on the Bible,” said Shirley Dobson, chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, on Thursday. more >>
Billboards challenging the National Day of Prayer are erected in Colorado Springs, the home of the prayer day’s task force and other evangelical organizations.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation – the same group that filed a lawsuit resulting in the ruling that NDOP is unconstitutional – is behind the three billboards purposely scheduled to run during the National Day of Prayer on May 6. The signs went up last Thursday and will run through May 13.
On the billboards is the message, "God & Government a Dangerous Mix: Keep State & Church Separate." more >>
Ahead of the National Day of Prayer, Franklin Graham expressed dismay at how Islam is receiving preferential treatment by the Obama administration.
The evangelist, who was recently disinvited from a Pentagon prayer event over past comments he made about Islam, pointed to the violence against Muslim women.
“It’s just horrific,” Graham said to Newsmax.TV this week. “If you just take women alone … I just don’t understand why the president would be giving Islam a pass.” more >>