People are often fascinated with Heaven, wondering how it might look and feel. Whether in near death experiences or in dreams, some even claim to have touched the afterlife.
In a blog post shared earlier this month, Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie says "those who think the most about the next life do the most in this one."
"If you really start thinking more about Heaven and seeking Heaven, it will transform you," writes Laurie. "As Warren Wiersbe has said, 'Heaven is not only a destination, it's a motivation.'" more >>
Just one thing.
Is it possible to find one common factor in the lives and ministries of the most effective church leaders?
I think so. more >>
The father of U.S. senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is calling upon Christians to vote for biblical principles this election season.
In his new book A Time For Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America, Pastor Rafael Cruz calls upon pastors and churches to be politically active.
Pastor Cruz told The Christian Post in an interview Tuesday that he felt compelled to write the book because he saw "America deteriorating very rapidly." more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini has returned to Boise, Idaho, and has been reunited with his two young children, however, local news stations are also reporting that his wife, Naghmeh, has filed a domestic relations case.
"Saeed is here in Boise," Naghmeh told KTVB, confirming that Abedini arrived in Boise on a private plane Tuesday afternoon. "He had a great reunion with the kids. We are taking personal time to work on very serious personal issues."
The Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine parishioners attending a Bible study were gunned down by an avowed white racist last June, has named as their new pastor, for the first time in the church's storied history, a woman — the Rev. Betty Deas Clark.
In her first message to the church on Sunday, Clark, who according to The Post and Courier was trembling and scared, preached a message about hope.
"In my heart I felt that it was the right word," she said after the church service. "I did not want to dwell too heavily on the past, but I wanted to embrace the reality of the present and the future." more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini, the American citizen who was released from prison in Iran earlier this month, has opened up about the torture he suffered while in captivity and his constant prayer to God in his first post-release interview.
Abedini told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News that interrogators tried to get him to sign confession papers to crimes he didn't commit during his more than three years in prison, but he refused each time.
"In interrogation, once they beat me very badly," the pastor said, noting how one beating caused him stomach bleeding. He was also threatened of being beaten to death, and told that even after his release, he would still be followed closely. more >>