Evangelist Franklin Graham concluded his monthlong Rock the River evangelistic tour on Saturday with more than 8,000 youths in Western Canada.
The Edmonton event saw 332 decisions for Christ.
"There's nothing more refreshing and amazing as you're sitting on stage after you play your set and see kids come down," said Jason Dunn, lead vocalist of the Christian pop/punk band Hawk Nelson. "They're coming to the front and they're giving their lives to Christ. That's an amazing thing. It'll never get old. I get chills just thinking about it." more >>
Evangelicals have come out rejecting growing opinion that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. He is a Christian, they say.
"Those of us who've spent time with him and have had a part of forming his spiritual life can testify with certainty of his commitment to Christ," said Pastor Joel Hunter of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Fla., according to McClatchy Newspapers.
The Florida megachurch pastor said he regularly sends devotionals to Obama and prays with him over the phone. more >>
Nearly 8,000 young Canadians attended a one-day evangelistic event Saturday, which kicked off Franklin Graham’s month-long Western Canada tour.
Despite the rain, attendees came to hear Graham’s no-nonsense Gospel message and to enjoy hours of “high-voltage” Christian music at Millennium Park in Fraser Valley, British Columbia. At the end of the day, 466 young Canadians accepted Christ or recommitted their lives to Him, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
“Everything today has been really touching,” said attendee Carleigh, 19, according to BGEA. “It’s been one of the most moving experiences for me.” more >>
After getting past an IRS investigation, pornography scandal, and attacks in various forms, a Texas-based group was finally able to raise its 77-foot cross alongside Interstate 10 in Kerrville, Texas last week.
Max Greiner, Jr., the founder of Texas-based The Coming King Foundation (TCKF), said the nine-year journey to build the multi-million-dollar Sculpture Prayer Garden, where The Empty Cross is located, was fraught with obstacles. But the group persevered and finally saw the giant cross raised.
“We believe this garden will be used by God to reach the unchurched. The people that just go down the highway and the byways will see this cross and the other sculptures and will be drawn in by the Holy Spirit to a quality, family art exhibit and garden and in the process see the gospel ,” said Greiner to The Christian Post on Thursday. more >>
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 >>