NASHVILLE – The King's University's Jack Hayford urged Christians to answer Jesus' call to love one another, upon receiving the Hall of Fame award at the National Religious Broadcasters' 2014 Convention.
"I think the challenge that we face is remembering that we are called to love one another, but also to serve the world with the Gospel," Hayford, chancellor and founder of The King's University in California, reflected during his acceptance speech on Tuesday.
Hayford went into TV ministry in 1977, and achieved notable success in 1991 when his one-hour program, "Living Way," began airing on more than 500 stations for 11 years. He also founded The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif., where he served for more than three decades. more >>
British-born ministry 3DM invited various Church leaders in the New England area to join them on a quest to re-imagine discipleship and church culture in America last week.
The group, whose headquarters are now based in Pawley's Island, South Carolina held a Discipleship and Mission Workshop at the Church of Emmanuel in Foxboro, Mass. from Feb. 4-6 that attracted church leaders from all over the northeast region of the U.S.
"We're not getting discipled, we're [learning how to use 3DM's tools]," said Vincent Gressi from Oasis Christian Center in New York City in regards to his experience with the material. "I've been discipled, now I should be discipling someone else. [3DM created tools], not a system [to make this possible]." more >>
The Legionaries of Christ Roman Catholic order officially apologized for the "reprehensible" behavior of its founder, who was found guilty of sexually abusing children, and announced new leadership with hopes of rebuilding the organization.
"Today we acknowledge with sadness the initial incapability of believing the testimonies of the persons who had been victims of Fr. Maciel, the long institutional silence and, later on, the hesitations and errors of judgment when setting out to inform the members of the congregation and others. We apologize for these shortcomings, which have increased the suffering and confusion of many," the Catholic organization said in a statement published on Thursday, which was approved in a plenary assembly last month.
The Catholic order also announced the election of Fr. Eduardo Robles Gil as their new general director, and Fr. Juan José Arrieta, as vicar general. more >>
Four adults have been charged with conspiracy and participation in the cover-up of the Steubenville, Ohio rape of 16-year-old student. The school superintendent, along with the elementary school principal, wrestling coach, and volunteer football coach were all indicted on Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced.
Superintendent Michael McVey faces three felony counts: one charge of tampering with evidence and two of obstructing justice as well as making a false statement and obstructing official business. Elementary school principal Lynnett Gorman and wrestling coach Seth Fluharty were both charged with the misdemeanor offense of failure to report child abuse.
A volunteer assistant Steubenville football coach named Matt Bellardine was charged with four misdemeanors: allowing underage drinking, obstructing official business, making a false statement, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The technology director and his daughter were indicted last month, bringing the total number of adults associated with the case to six. more >>
Outspoken pastor Mark Driscoll says Christians need to be of stronger resolve because of "darker" days, and argues that "the church is dying," in a promotional letter for an upcoming leadership conference in Seattle.
"Four years ago, Newsweek magazine proclaimed 'The Decline and Fall of Christian America,'" Driscoll writes in the letter addressed to "Christian" on the 2013 Resurgence Conference website. "Their words, written on the cover in the shape of a cross, ring disturbingly true today."
Driscoll, who is the lead pastor of Mars Hill Church based in Seattle, Wash., is also a ministry leader among several pastors for the Resurgence movement, a resource for Christian leaders in discipleship and leadership training. more >>
At the outset of his newest book, Johnny's U.S. Open: Golf's Sacred Journey 2, sports psychologist and author Dr. David L. Cook wants to make one thing perfectly clear – the movie "Seven Days in Utopia," based on his first book in the series, is quite different and not as spiritually deep as either book.
"These performance journeys that we are on and these success callings that we are on, that include winning and losing, are really part of a bigger story," Cook told The Christian Post in a recent interview. "I wanted to make that real clear in the book and so that was the real purpose of this book sequel."
Cook, who has coached scores of top athletes for game day including PGA Tour winners, NBA World Champions and MVPs, Olympians, National Collegiate Champions, and many top executives at Fortune 500 companies, said the first book, Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, was really a look at what it takes to be great in one of the games of life – golf. more >>