The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently launched "Lose to Gain," its second half-hour video program installment of the My Hope America with Billy Graham campaign series. With less than five months remaining in the campaign, nearly 14,000 churches have registered in the project that culminates in an evangelistic video featuring portions of Billy Graham's preaching, intertwined with true stories of people who decided to follow Christ.
The latest installment available for online viewing at billygraham.tv features pro-skateboarder Brian Sumner, comedian Michael Jr., and young professional Shannon Culpepper telling their story.
"Each wanted something different – success; laughs; love. Each was living a life that met their dreams, but then it all fell apart," stated BGEA . more >>
An 82-year-old veteran who seeks to "help the least of our brothers" by offering free haircuts to the homeless in Hartford, Conn., has been granted special permission by the city's mayor to continue his charitable work in the small east coast town after being temporarily banned last week.
Anthony Cymerys of Windsor, Conn., has been offering free haircuts in exchange for hugs in Bushnell Park every Wednesday for the past 25 years, until last Wednesday, when city health officials and police told him to close up shop due to reported concerns of "safety and sanitation" from local residents, according to The Associated Press.
Additionally, some anonymous residents reportedly complained because Cymerys did not have a barber's license, and many weeks his friends would join him at the park to help hand food out to the needy, which some argued was unsanitary. more >>
A photo of a marine and his bride praying before their wedding ceremony has once again gained the attention of the Internet after initially going viral in January.
The photo shows marine Josh Curtas holding hands with Bre Curtas minutes before their wedding ceremony, which took place in August 2012 in Lynchburg, Va.
The bride and groom are seated at a corner, bowing their heads in prayer and holding hands without looking at each other, in order to keep with the tradition of waiting to see each other until the wedding ceremony. more >>
In the early to late-mid nineteenth century, New York City was at the center of the abolitionist movement to abolish slavery and Christianity was at its epicenter. Today, a new abolitionist movement is emerging in the city, this time to abolish the global trade of women and children for sex, and committed Christians are still centrally involved key players.
Over 150 years ago, New Yorkers were motivated by outspoken religious leaders, religious groups, and organizations involved with the Underground Railroad. The fiery sermons of Brooklyn's anti-slavery preacher Henry Ward Beecher received international attention. His sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, authored the best-selling novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which became the longest running play at the time, rousing even those on the Bowery to participate in the abolitionist movement.
Today, there are more slaves than at any time in history – an estimated 27 million worldwide are trafficked for sex, the majority of whom are women; 2 million are children. Every hour 34 children are forced into prostitution in America. more >>
Daughters not caught up in Father's Day as an occasion to celebrate, perhaps because of hurt feelings, can try several action steps in an effort to bring more warmth between them and their fathers, says a psychologist and expert on apology.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas, who co-authored the recently released book, When Sorry Isn't Enough: Making Things Right With Those You Love, told The Christian Post that walls of mistrust between some fathers and daughters are built up over a long period of time.
"The healing process will also take some time so get started today," she wrote in an email to CP. "If you offer an apology, do it without any expectation that your Dad will also apologize to you. When you have finished with your apology, STOP. Don't say the word 'but' because that will negate everything you just said. An apology that includes a 'but' is a non-apology." more >>
An otherworldly being sends his only son to Earth, in the hopes of him saving humanity from the forces of evil. While this could describe the Gospel story, it could also describe the premise for the Superman story.
Many scholars, social commentators, and comic book enthusiasts have debated the parallels between the Kryptonian superhero and Jesus of Nazareth, with some noting connections between what the Bible says about Jesus and what 75 years of comics and movies have said about Superman. A recent, mostly humorous, example could be found with a blog entry posted Tuesday on the United Kingdom publication Metro titled "Man of Steel: The top 20 reasons why Superman is Jesus." Listed reasons included both Jesus and Superman having a "humble tradesman" as their adoptive father, superpowers, crucifix poses, and beards.
As America will soon go to theatres to see "Man of Steel," the latest film adaptation of the Superman story to be release on June 14, experts weighed in on the comparisons. more >>