Innumerable it seems are the issues facing the nation. Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, self defense and ownership of guns, marriage, parental rights, pornography, gambling, alcohol use and abuse, drugs, the environment, crime, corruption in government, government assistance, national defense, foreign policy, freedom of speech, religious liberty, etc., etc., etc.
What seems glaringly scarce are genuine prophets. The prophets of old were God's spokesman for their day. They interpreted the times according to the revelation of God.
There is a sense in which every pastor must play the role of the prophet. Yet today such preaching would be enough to put goose bumps on the back of the pews of most churches. more >>
On the heels of the critically acclaimed EP Dead Man Walking, John Tibbs has announced that an album of the same name is set to release next month.
FairTrade Services will deliver the full-length debut by the Kentucky-born singer and songwriter that was produced by Ben Shive (Rend Collective, Colony House) and showcases 10 selections, eight of which were co-written by Tibbs.
Highlights from the upcoming album include a soulful title track featuring Ellie Holcomb called "Silver in Stone," and a song called "Abraham" that was inspired by God's faithfulness to the Israelites in the book of Exodus. more >>
Season 11's "American Idol" finalist Colton Dixon married his longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshall at the top of the year and is now celebrating God's blessing on their marriage after waiting until their wedding night to be intimate.
Dixon, 24, proposed to Coggeshall, 27, at Disney World in Florida last September and the happy couple married on Jan. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee. In a recent interview after returning from their honeymoon bliss in Tahiti, the Christian rocker talked about how different it is for them traveling together now that they are married.
"It was kind of strange: we checked into the room and realized, 'We actually get to go to sleep side by side! This is so cool!'" Colton told People. "Anywhere we've traveled before, we've always gotten two hotel rooms. We wanted to remain pure in that area." more >>
Remember that time God killed a guy for touching his box?
Okay, that's a pretty simplistic explanation of what actually went down. But it's more or less true.
In both 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles, we are told of the day when King David decided to transport the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. He and all Israel went up to Kiriath-Jerim, loaded up the Ark, and partied their way back to Jerusalem. more >>
The new faith-based film "Only God Can" has received the Indie Fest Film Award of Excellence under the Christian category at its annual awards show.
The inspirational faith-based film focuses on the lives of five long-time friends who are struggling to make it through life's escalating challenges after a tragic, life-changing event threatens to break them apart. They soon discover that, through faith, only God can empower them to overcome the obstacles they face and become the people they truly hope to be.
The film was made specifically for and about Christian women and is meant to be a beacon of light that encourages viewers to exemplify Christ's love and commitment in their lives. more >>
People are often fascinated with Heaven, wondering how it might look and feel. Whether in near death experiences or in dreams, some even claim to have touched the afterlife.
In a blog post shared earlier this month, Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie says "those who think the most about the next life do the most in this one."
"If you really start thinking more about Heaven and seeking Heaven, it will transform you," writes Laurie. "As Warren Wiersbe has said, 'Heaven is not only a destination, it's a motivation.'" more >>