Nick Vujicic recently gave his message of hope in Jesus during the weekend services at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.
You can hear his message here: http://saddleback.com/visit/locations/onlinecampusmore >>
Hillsong, a Pentecostal powerhouse with church campuses spanning the globe, recently descended on New York City's Times Square to declare the name of Jesus before thousands of onlookers while also shooting cover art for a new album that shares its name with the megachurch's 2014 conference theme.
Instead of flashing the usual ads, news reports or the day's market results, 21 digital screens played for an hour a looped video comprised of just a few frames flashing repeatedly: "Jesus" and "No Other Name."
Jay Argaet, Hillsong's Art and Communications director, told The Christian Post that at least 400 people from Hillsong NYC church joined in the nighttime campaign at Times Square, one of the world's most sought out tourist destinations. more >>
STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Pastor and author Erwin McManus, founder of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, told hundreds of current and aspiring entertainment industry professionals that God's gift of imagination is license to create at the highest level during the keynote session at the Biola Media Conference Saturday.
"I am so convinced that part of the artistic process, part of the power of being a storyteller is to resonate with the voice that calls humanity back to the God who always calls us to Him, to silence all the voices that tell us what we lack," said McManus. "I don't want us to spend our lives worrying about all the stories that others are telling about us."
In his recently released book, The Artisan Soul, McManus pens "a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance." During his talk at the conference and in his book, he "not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art." It is evident that he celebrates the spiritual process that can help people discover their true selves. McManus demonstrates that "we all carry within us the essence of an artist." more >>
NEW YORK — Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship church and president of The Urban Alternative, recently shared his perspective on why the issue of homosexuality is unavoidable in today's cultural climate, and explained why he believes Christians cannot afford to remain silent or compromise on "God's standard about sexuality and the family."
Pastor Evans, known for his popular books and teachings on how a "kingdom agenda" impacts men, women, families, and society, founded the 10,000-member OCBF in 1976 with wife and ministry partner, Dr. Lois Evans.
Read the transcript of CP's interview with the Dallas, Texas, pastor and bestselling author, or watch the discussion in the video player below. more >>
Mark Crow, founder of the multi-site congregation Victory Church, stepped down from his role as senior pastor earlier this week after confessing marital infidelity.
"Mark will be focusing his full attention on his personal relationship with God, and beginning the process of bringing healing to the fractured relationships in his life and family," said the Rev. Dale Swanson, executive pastor of the church, in a statement according to NewsOK.com. "Victory Church is fully committed to providing the counselors and ministers who will guide him through the process of reconciliation with God, and ensuring the best possible outcome for this next season in his life."
Crow, who is also known as a televangelist, author, and international speaker, has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for over 20 years, together they have five children and three grandchildren. more >>
NEW YORK — A recent panel featuring prominent church and academic leaders from various states not only led to a vibrant discussion on social justice and political issues, but also affirmed a rift in attitudes among African Americans on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
Working from the theme of "reframing the church and state debate," the panel took on matters related to civil rights, same-sex marriage and women's rights. The dominant theme, however, became the issue of same-sex marriage and the Bible's apparent "ambiguity" on homosexuality being a sin, as Dr. Obery Hendricks, professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary, put it.
Research from the Religion and Public Life Project by Pew shows that support for same-sex marriage among black Protestants has increased sharply over the past few years, rising from 19 percent favorability in 2004 to 43 percent currently. A separate Pew study, published last year, revealed that 79 percent of black Protestants believe it is a sin to "engage in homosexual behavior." The diversity of opinions displayed during the Black Church Panel, as the forum was called, were reflective of such surveys. more >>