The Urbana triennial student missions conference began at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday evening with a speaker challenging the 16,000 attendees to let God write their life agenda.
As the evening's main speaker, Dr. Patrick Fung, director of OMF International, formerly the China Inland Mission, gave the challenge to the students, asking, "Will you let God write your life agenda?"
Fung also said obedience demands immediacy, and that God's story is always bigger than ours. He encouraged students to depend on God's guidance in times of confusion. "It's not limited by time and space," he said. more >>
A Catholic parish in Massachusetts will soon file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in the hopes of keeping open their church, which was closed several years ago by the Archdiocese.
Members of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church of Scituate have until March to send a writ of certiorari to the highest court in the land.
Jon Rogers, a spokesperson for the group Friends of Saint Frances, which is trying to keep the church from being closed, told The Christian Post that this is their latest legal effort out of many. more >>
When you look at a bridge you may simply see a span that connects distant sides. But once you hear about Candy Christmas and her ministry to feed and clothe Nashville's homeless and needy, you just might see bridges with brand new eyes.
Yes, her name is Candy Christmas and her outreach ministry is as sweet as her name.
Christmas runs a weekly outreach to feed the homeless called The Bridge, Inc., a non-profit that provides services and every day necessities to Nashville's "food insecure, poor and homeless." The Bridge is aptly named — it acts as a lifeline to a segment of society that is often forgotten, and the outreach takes place beneath Nashville's Jefferson Street Bridge. more >>
Christmas is a time full of tradition, as the holiday has been celebrated for centuries long before the United States was a thought or Europe knew about America.
This special wintry time of year is full of Santa Clauses, evergreen trees, mistletoes, presents, and a host of good cheer and family gatherings.
Ever wonder where some of these traditions came from? Listed below are some Christmas traditions and where they came from. more >>
Vonette Zachary Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ with her late, famed evangelist husband, Dr. William R. Bright, died Wednesday from complications from acute leukemia.
"Vonette had a heart for the gospel and an extraordinary vision to reach people for Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Billy Graham in a tribute shared on Cru's (Campus Crusade for Christ's new name) website. "Her single-minded focus on the power of intercessory prayer has been both an encouragement to my life and a model for the church."
Cru shared its own reflections on the life of its late co-founder. "In all of life, she celebrated well and boldly invited others into the kingdom to celebrate with her," reads a statement posted on the Cru website. "Vonette's two greatest loves were, without a doubt, her Savior and then her husband, Bill Bright. For her, everything else flowed from those two passions." more >>
By now, oh modern American, you have probably seen your share of flash mobs. You know, when a bunch of people in a public space suddenly stop what they're doing and break into song or something?
I bet you've never seen the United States Air Force band do a flash mob, least of all one with holiday cheer and a throwback aura.
Well, fear not! For the USAF has done just that and made it available for view on YouTube as of Dec. 4 of this year. more >>