Christian Rock Band Hillsong United will finish their summer tour "Welcome Zion" on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks to a new app, fans around the world can live-stream their last two performances.
According to the website, the 15 year old band is "committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique song, connects with churches, individuals and ultimately connects people everywhere with God."
Hailing from Australia, it originated as part of the Pentacostal Megachurch Hillsong, and now tours the world. Its tenth live album, Live in Miami, came out last year, and its third studio album, Zion, came out earlier in 2013. more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently launched "Lose to Gain," its second half-hour video program installment of the My Hope America with Billy Graham campaign series. With less than five months remaining in the campaign, nearly 14,000 churches have registered in the project that culminates in an evangelistic video featuring portions of Billy Graham's preaching, intertwined with true stories of people who decided to follow Christ.
The latest installment available for online viewing at billygraham.tv features pro-skateboarder Brian Sumner, comedian Michael Jr., and young professional Shannon Culpepper telling their story.
"Each wanted something different – success; laughs; love. Each was living a life that met their dreams, but then it all fell apart," stated BGEA . more >>
HOUSTON – In an impassioned sermon during his first opportunity to address the Southern Baptist Convention after being re-elected as president for a second term, Fred Luter, Jr. said the time for debating and arguing over theological differences among church members could be used instead to reach out to non-believers.
"Because of our love for the Scripture we've had some differences of opinion, but the problem is that while we are arguing about these topics, lost men, women, boys, and girls are dying and going to hell every single day," said Luter on the first night of the denomination's 2013 annual meeting.
"While we are arguing about these topics and debating about these topics, America is going to hell every day," he continued. "Time is running out. We do not have time for debate. We do not have time for arguing. The world needs to know that Jesus saves … for the sake of those who are lost." more >>
A new documentary about people's claims of seeing the Virgin Mary, "The Triumph," is scheduled for release in five countries and two dozen U.S. cities as Catholic believers help the film gain steam.
"The film is having a major impact on dialogue during the Year of Faith," Sean Bloomfield told the South African radio show, Radio Veritas. "People are so amazed that such a strong message of hope can also be so real -- it's really touching the audience in ways that I never anticipated."
The filmmakers are hoping the audience can view the movie with an open mind, as they interview skeptics, priests, believers, and non-Christians who claim they have seen an apparition of Mary. more >>
The popular king of horror stories, Stephen King, told NPR in an interview published Tuesday that he believes in God and intelligent design, and shared about his personal faith experience.
"If you say, 'Well, OK, I don't believe in God. There's no evidence of God,' then you're missing the stars in the sky and you're missing the sunrises and sunsets and you're missing the fact that the bees pollinate all these crops and keep us alive and the way that everything seems to work together," said the author of The Shining, The Green Mile, and Dreamcatcher, which were all adapted into full-length motion pictures.
The cosmos, he tells NPR, is "built in a way that to me suggests intelligent design. more >>
Christian broadcaster SAT-7, which transmits programs to the Middle East and North Africa, recently launched its own YouTube Live channel, dramatically expanding its evangelistic reach by use of the latest technology, the media organization announced this week.
YouTube Live broadcasting is free and will increase the reach of SAT-7 ARABIC broadcasts exponentially, say SAT-7 officials. "Arabic-speakers who live outside of the satellite footprints of SAT-7 channels now have yet another and better way to watch major events live on Android and iOS smart phones, iPads, tablets, computers, laptops, and smart TVs. This is especially important for a large community of Arabic-speakers living in the United States and Canada," the organization states.
Earlier this month, the SAT-7 ARABIC channel on YouTube (both live and videotaped) reached a milestone when it exceeded 10 million views since its creation in 2008. The milestone was achieved the day Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter on May 5. more >>