An ecumenical gathering of churches in Tennessee will collaborate on a day devoted to community improvement projects, dubbed "Mission Blitz."
The annual event has been taking place in northwest Tennessee since 2007, and "Mission Blitz 2016" will take place in May, with the first planning meeting scheduled for next week.
Kevin Griffith, co-chair of Mission Blitz, told The Christian Post in an interview that there has been an emphasis on bringing different Christian denominations together. more >>
A 60-year-old Canadian megachurch pastor imprisoned in North Korea is being forced to work eight hours a day, six days a week in a labor camp while under the constant watch of guards.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Presbyterian Church located in the Toronto area, was interviewed by CNN at an undisclosed hotel in Pyongyang last week.
Close-shaven and wearing a gray uniform, Lim spoke to Will Ripley of CNN, telling him in Korean that he is getting medical treatment and regular meals while working hard labor. more >>
David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, argued that Republican presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz practices "pagan brutalism."
In a perspective piece published Tuesday, Brooks argued that Sen. Cruz, who is popular among potential evangelical Christian voters, does not reflect their beliefs.
"Ted Cruz is now running strongly among evangelical voters, especially in Iowa. But in his career and public presentation Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace," wrote Brooks. more >>
An organizer for the PC(USA)'s annual Montreat College Conference in North Carolina has claimed that the Bible verse John 3:16 has been "used for hate, intimidation and fear."
Montreat Director of Programs, the Rev. Katie Cashwell, told Presbyterian News Service in an interview last week that the theme for the four-day event, "Reclaim John 3:16," focused on her belief that the verse has been misused in the recent past.
"Our focus was to reclaim the well-known Bible verse in John 3:16 as a message of love and welcome," said Cashwell, according to the Presbyterian News Service. "Too often it's been used for hate, intimidation and fear." more >>
Evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem endorsed Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio.
Grudem, professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, directed The Christian Post to a statement he issued last week in support of Fla. Sen. Rubio, calling him "a reliable, thoughtful, articulate conservative who seems to me more knowledgeable than any other candidate on the important issues facing the nation."
"Rubio is a winsome, likable candidate who has the best chance of soundly defeating Hillary Clinton. He is equally fluent in Spanish and English, which will be a huge asset with Hispanic voters in the general election," stated Grudem. more >>
A satellite campus of Willow Creek Community Church is looking to expand to a new presently vacant 200,000 square foot facility.
Willow Creek of Crystal Lake presented its plans at a concept review meeting on Tuesday with the Crystal Lake City Council.
Michelle Rentzsch, director of Community Development for the city of Crystal Lake, which is assisting Willow Creek, told The Christian Post about the current status and reception of the project. more >>