YouVersion Bible app has reached 200 million installs on smartphones worldwide, doubling the number it had back in July 2013.
The popular digital application boasts over 1,200 versions of the Good Book in approximately 900 languages, with more growth expected in the developing world.
Bobby Gruenewald, one of the creators of the Bible app and Innovation Pastor at Life Church, told The Christian Post that he and his peers "feel humble that we're able to be part of something like this that God's doing." more >>
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has shared a "hard message" with followers, telling them that many Christians do not love the church.
"Too many Christians use the church, but don't love it. This is a hard message for many of us to hear," Warren said Wednesday on his Facebook page.
"We've been deeply hurt by members of the church, we've been disappointed, we can be discouraged. But the Church is the bride of Christ. It's the hope of the world, the vessel through which God works out his plan. We have to learn to love the church," he continued. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, visited the set of NBC's "The Voice" Tuesday night, ahead of the much anticipated selection of its final four contestants.
In a Twitter message complete with a winking Emoji, the Harvest Christian Fellowship senior pastor wrote: "I'm a judge on The Voice tonight!"
Well, not quite a judge, but Laurie did sit in one of the judge's seats and smile for cameras, looking rather official, which counts for something. It's no wonder that Laurie would gravitate to a show like "The Voice." The clergyman is no stranger to good music and follows performers on the Grand Ole Opry — retweeting his support for the Opry debut of Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin just last weekend. more >>
He once played God in the 2003 hit movie "Bruce Almighty," and this past Sunday actor Morgan Freeman went to worship The Almighty as a guest at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston — but not before enduring a freak plane accident while en route to his destination.
The 78-year-old actor planned to fly to Houston to work on his forthcoming project, "The Story of God," which is in production there. While on his way Saturday, Freeman's private plane had to make an emergency landing after it hit an armadillo shortly after take off from a Mississippi airport. Yes, an armadillo.
According to the Daily Mail, the actor's plane ran over the animal as it was taking off, puncturing two of its tires. The twin-engine aircraft was forced to land at an airport in Tunica, Mississippi. Freeman and his pilot were unharmed. more >>
As part of a tradition that's grown every year, Willow Creek Community Church members spent their Sunday morning filling bags for Christmas care packages that will be distributed to the 70,000 men and women living in Illinois' state prisons.
"This year we set the goal of putting a gift into the hands of every prisoner in the state of Illinois by packing 70,000 gift packs," Heather Larson, executive pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, told The Christian Post on Monday.
"For the last two years, the Willow Creek Care Center provided Christmas prison packs to 20,000 inmates (2013), and 32,000 (2014), inmates in Illinois. After receiving hundreds of letters from prisoners it was clear that we needed to do more," Larson said. more >>
From increasing attacks by the Islamic State terror group to a new alliance between Iran and Russia, everything is happening according to God's plan, California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie said in a message, sharing what believers should be doing as they await Christ's return.
"It's safe to assume that we are living in the Last Days," Pastor Laurie of the Harvest Christian Fellowship told the congregation in his message, titled "What in the World Is Happening? #WorldwarIII?"
The hashtag WorldwarIII was trending recently as people discussed the possibility of a World War III. more >>