The redesign of Christ Cathedral by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, which is set to cost close to $113 million, will feature an illuminated sanctuary and host up to 8,000 people during outdoor mass, new plans revealed.
"Through this innovative design process, an insightful plan has emerged that will establish Christ Cathedral as a place for involvement in the sacraments, a place to hear the word of God proclaimed and a place for personal prayer and devotion," Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange said earlier this week. "It will be a holy place, where God dwells among us."
The Orange County Register reported that the goal is to turn the 35-acre campus, the site of Rev. Robert Schuller's former Crystal Cathedral, into a center of Catholic life 'that blends both traditional design elements and modern architecture.' more >>
Oxygen Media has announced that audiences, especially those of faith, can expect a spin-off of the popular "Preachers of L.A." reality show, as well as a separate production revolving around popular "Kimye" pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. and his wife.
"Preachers of Detroit," set to premiere in winter 2015, "will also focus on powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit," according to a press release.
The Motown ministers handpicked for "Preachers of Detroit" include: Bishop Charles Ellis (Greater Grace Temple), Pastor David Bullock (Greater St Matthew Baptist Church), Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Pastor Don W. Shelby Jr. (Burning Bush International Ministries), Bishop Corletta L. Vaughn (Go Tell It Ministry Worldwide), Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston (Word in Action Christian Center), and Pastor Tim Alden (City of Praise Christian Church). more >>
H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., hosted a conference on expository preaching this week with such speakers as Al Mohler, Bryan Carter, Bryan Loritts and several others. Those in attendance and tweeting during the event revealed that much was being said, albeit in 140 characters, about the nature of sound preaching.
Charles, whose remarks were quoted in the tweets, hosted the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference at his Jacksonville church, with a live stream made available for those unable to attend in person.
The Florida megachurch pastor cites 2 Timothy 2:15 in the Bible's demand for accurate preaching: more >>
NEW YORK — Hundreds of NYC-area nonprofit and church leaders — young and old, red and yellow, black and white — are mobilizing as one body for the very first time in an effort to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in one of the world's most unique urban centers, thanks to an initiative organized by the Luis Palau Association.
New York City has seen a surge in the past decade or more of contemporary, Millennial- and usually white male-led churches, who stand in contrast, in some ways, to the old guards who put down spiritual roots in the big city decades ago.
Among the veteran leaders are people like Jim Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle) and African-American pastors and civic leaders A.R. Bernard (Christian Cultural Center) and Floyd Flake (Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral), whose combined congregations number more than 60,000 New Yorkers. more >>
Pastor Perry Noble admitted that he withheld from giving his tithes to the church for nine years until he understood the meaning of Malachi 3:10, the biblical verse that commands Christians to tithe.
Noble took to his blog Sunday to admit that not giving his tithes caused him financial instability but explained that his future changed when he began trusting God with his money and began being generous.
"I did not tithe for the first nine years I followed Jesus…and I was always broke. I began to tithe in 1999 and the Lord has always provided what I need, when I need it," said Noble. more >>
Best-selling author and pastor Rick Warren shared on Friday that his dad, Pastor Jimmy Warren, who would have celebrated his 95th birthday this week, helped shape his destiny with his final, dying words.
In a Facebook post that also included a photo of Warren at 4-years-old helping his dad construct a church, the founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, stated that to understand why he does everything that he does, one needs to know the story of his father's church planting ministry and final days while dying from cancer.
"He never talked about the books he'd read, the movies he'd seen, or the war he'd been in. Instead, he dreamed aloud about building churches, reliving one building project after another," explained Warren about his dad during the last week of his life. more >>