DULUTH, Georgia — Thousands of church leaders from various denominations across the country have gathered for the annual three-day Catalyst Atlanta conference and will be equipped with advice on what concrete steps they can take to help build racial unity in their communities and unite together as one Church under Christ.
Over 7,000 people are expected to attend the 17th annual multi-day conference held at the Infinite Energy Arena, which began on Wednesday and is designed to help strengthen a young generation of church leaders.
The conference features addresses by a large group of ethnically diverse religious leaders, authors and other prominent Christians including Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Derwin Gray, Soong-Chan Rah and many others. more >>
Teaching the Bible can be "risky" and it isn't something people should "rush into," according to theologian John Piper, who notes that the first strategy is to "be aware of the dangers of speaking, writing and teaching."
"How do you make sure that your interpretations of God's Word are in line with God's intention?" a listener to Piper's Desiring God podcast asked on Friday.
Among other things, Piper said he "pray[s] that when anybody reads or hears me — what I have written, what I have said — they will be given a heart by the Lord to believe what is true and to be protected from any mistakes I have made." more >>
The I AM HOPE movement, inspired by Rachel Joy Scott — the 17-year-old girl who was gunned down for her Christian faith during the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting — has launched a plan to help students across the nation overcome their fear related to sharing the Gospel, amid the release of a film based on Scott's life and faith.
"It's incredible," said Franklin Santagate regarding the plans of the I AM HOPE movement, in an email to The Christian Post on Monday. "We have over 2,000 schools using the 4 week plan at their school this month."
Santagate is vice president of global strategic alliances at Pure Flix, an independent Christian film and television studio that is making a film entitled "I'm Not Ashamed," based on Scott's compelling true story. more >>
Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, released his latest book on Tuesday that focuses on the power of positive thinking and how it can help people live better lives.
"How you think determines how you live. Many people are being held back by wrong mindsets. You can't think negative, and live a positive life," Osteen said in a preview video about his newst book, Think Better, Live Better.
"I'll show you how to delete the wrong thoughts, and program your mind for the victorious life that belongs to you." more >>
If you ask Mike Foster, it is high time to throw a party or two for anyone living under the crippling power of shame and failure, because God our Father never intended for us to live there.
As God's beloved, we cannot stop being loved by Him; "beloved" is our truest identity in Him.
Foster, the founder of People of the Second Chance, a nonprofit organization that's guided by the lofty ideal that every person deserves a second chance, said in an interview with The Christian Post that he wants his new book, People of the Second Chance: A Guide to Bringing Life-Saving Love to the World, "to be almost like a $15 therapy session." more >>
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, said that after receiving a "flood" of questions on the topic of Christian dating, intimacy and living together, he wanted to address the top three inquires in his weekly video response.
Driscoll said that in all cases, including the three questions he addressed, Christians need to seek God's will first above all other things.
1. Where is the physical boundary when dating? more >>