NEW YORK – Max Lucado, bestselling author and preaching minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, has said that ultimately even the greatest human tragedies will be used by God in his new book You'll Get Through This.
Lucado's books have been featured on every major national bestseller list, and he was named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. He served with his wife as a missionary in Brazil before beginning his career as a minister at Oak Hills Church in 1988. His 30th trade book, You'll Get Through This, released in September, examines how people can turn to God in times of intense personal suffering and conflicts.
Below is an edited transcript of Lucado's interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday regarding You'll Get Through This. more >>
Nearly 7,000 people are expected to gather tonight for the 'Carolinas God Bless America Crusade,' in Charlotte, N.C., which will kick off a three-day event led by Newport News, Va.- based evangelist, Byron Foxx, with the intent to preach the gospel and honor American heroes.
Over 60 Baptist churches from North Carolina and South Carolina including dozens more from around the country are set to descend upon the southern state for what event organizers are considering a "gathering of thankful Americans."
"The purpose of this event is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. This Crusade is going to make much of Jesus Christ," Pastor Joseph Campbell of South Charlotte Baptist Church said. "As a patriotic event, we will be honoring different groups of people each night, which is especially appropriate on the 12th anniversary of September 11." more >>
A group of Christians has confronted members of the "Million Muslim March" holding protests in Washington, D.C., against discrimination, while at the same time close to 2,000 bikers from the group "Two Million Bikers to D.C." are currently riding down the nation's capital in honor of the victims of the Sept, 11, 2001 attacks.
"In the past 12 years since 9/11 the United States government as failed to protect and promote Constitutional liberties and human life, here and abroad," organizers from the American Muslim Political Action Committee said in a statement. "We feel that accountability in government has been ignored and the time has arrived to collectively speak truth to power."
The 20 or so Christians confronted a group of around 25 Muslim protesters in front of the White House on Wednesday, NBC Washington.com reported. The Christians apparently held signs reading "Muhammad is a liar," though it was not immediately clear if they were from a specific church or organization. more >>
Nearly four in 10 Americans have admitted that the U.S. is less safe today than before the 9/11 terrorist attack 12 years ago, which is a record high number according to a poll.
The Fox News national poll found that 38 percent of respondents believe America is less safe today, which is 5 percent higher than the last time the question was asked in 2011. When the poll was first started in 2004, only 23 percent said the same.
The poll surveyed 900 registered voters from September 6-8, 2013, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. more >>
President Barack Obama has led the nation in marking the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, addressing families of survivors at a private Pentagon ceremony in Washington, D.C. Obama laid a wreath in remembrance of the Americans who lost their lives that day, as thousands of Americans across the nation also gathered at 9/11 memorials to hold moments of silence and pay their respects to those who had passed.
Obama spoke at the Pentagon shortly after a moment of silence was observed at 9:30 a.m. ET, the time 12 years ago when al-Qaeda terrorists flew an American Airlines jet into the Pentagon, killing a total of 184.
"It is an honor to be with you here again to remember the tragedy of 12 Septembers ago to honor the greatness of all who responded, and to stand with those who still grieve, and to provide them some measure of comfort once more," the president said to the families of the victims killed at the Pentagon. more >>
A Sept. 11 march on the United States capital aimed at drawing attention to Americans' alleged discrimination against Muslims has drawn the ire of patriotic followers of Muslim Prophet Muhammad who see it as a slight against America.
"These guys are basically exploiting an annual commemoration of an attack in which America lost over 3,000 lives to radical Islam," Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy(AIFD), told The Christian Post in a Tuesday interview. "It's part of this lobby of Islamist groups in America that believe America is to blame rather than taking ownership."
The Missouri-based American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) scheduled the event for Sept. 11, 2013, to commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but not in the traditional spirit of such meetings. Refusing to attribute the attacks to Islamic extremists, AMPAC is focusing on discrimination against Muslims. "Muslim and non-Muslim alike were traumatized, but we as Muslims continue 12 years later to be victimized by being made the villains," the group said in a statement. more >>