More than 20,000 people have been invited into homes, businesses, and high school locker rooms in the North Texas area by members of Prestonwood Baptist Church to hear the Gospel message as presented by Billy Graham and his ministry association in an inspiring video shown during this entire week, which included the iconic preacher's birthday celebration on Thursday.
Prestonwood Pastor Jack Graham (no blood relation to Billy Graham) told The Christian Post that this aggressive, 6-month campaign in which he and his staff enlisted hosts from the Dallas-area congregations at three locations to share Graham's My Hope America video "Defining Moments" is not over.
"This is house-to-house witness and evangelism, book of Acts style," Graham explained. "We pray that it's not just a moment, but truly a movement in our church and we are asking God to send revival through our community as a result of this aggressive, proactive intentional sharing of Christ and the Gospel." more >>
While speaking in a recent interview with celebrity chef Rachael Ray, Fox television host Bill O'Reilly defended previous comments he made when he said the Holy Spirit guided him in the title of his most recent nonfiction book, Killing Jesus, which documents the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
O'Reilly, host of Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," told Ray on her daytime talk show "Rachael" that his previous comments regarding the Holy Spirit were in-line with his Christian faith, and atheists had misinterpreted his comments.
"Catholics and Christians believe there's an interactive God," O'Reilly told Ray, adding that this God "pays attention to all of us, and that's [where] the inspiration you get comes from. So I just said that on '60 Minutes.'" more >>
Concerned that young children and teens might come across NBC's new "Dracula" TV series during its Friday 10 p.m. ET broadcast, conservative group One Million Moms has called on supporters to "take action" by pressuring the peacock network's sponsors to withdraw their ads.
"Dracula," which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes/Dracula, was lauded by television critics on its Oct. 25 premiere for its fresh take on the Gothic lore created by Bram Stoker. While reviewers like The Los Angeles Times calls the NBC series "sumptuous, sexy and, yes, bloody fun," One Million Moms insists "Dracula" is "extremely violent" and "entirely too graphic in too many ways" and needs to be taken off the air.
"Warning! NBC's new program 'Dracula' airs on Friday evenings at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT with a TV-14-SV rating. The gory series will air on weekends when children and teens usually stay up later. Not only is this show extremely violent, but it also includes a high level of sexual content that should be considered pornographic material," the organization proclaims on its website. more >>
A controversial gay activist, author, and social commentator has recently stated that he believes the abortion procedure should be a "mandatory" practice to enforce "population control."
Dan Savage, founder of the anti-bullying "It Gets Better" project, stated this on Monday while part of a panel of social commentators of varying ideological persuasions.
Stars of the hit televisions series "Duck Dynasty" hit the stage for their own rendition of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" during the 2013 CMA's this week.
Known as the Robertson family, the couples who stars on "Duck Dynasty," Willie and Korie Robertson and Jase and Missy Robertson, all attended the music awards ceremony in Nashville on Wednesday. See a photo of the couples on the red carpet here.
Moreover, the popular stars from A&E's reality series even helped kick off CMA Awards by joining hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley onstage for the song "Duck Lines," a parody of Thicke's hit song "Blurred Lines." more >>
SEATTLE, Wash. – On the eve of renowned evangelist Billy Graham's 95th birthday and his ambitious outreach event, "My Hope America," a 30-minute taped Gospel message by Graham to be broadcast nationally Thursday, several Christian leaders, including Pastors Rick Warren, Mark Driscoll, and James MacDonald, and "The Bible" TV series producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, gave their thoughts on the legendary preacher to The Christian Post.
"Every time I read an article or hear a report when somebody says, 'So-and-so is the next Billy Graham,' I just chuckle. There is no next Billy Graham," Driscoll, who is the lead pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, told CP Tuesday during a break while hosting the Resurgence conference for Christian leaders.
When Graham was a younger man he took a lot of criticism about what he was trying to do evangelistically, said Driscoll, who is no stranger to controversy. However, Graham persevered and became a preacher with lasting, perhaps unparalleled influence. more >>