A multisite megachurch based in North Carolina has recently closed a deal on the purchase of a shopping center for approximately $10.2 million.
The Charlotte-based Elevation Church announced last week that they were buying the Matthews Plaza Shopping Center on East Independence Boulevard, located in the town of Matthews. A spokesperson with Elevation Church provided The Christian Post with a statement from Elevation Church CFO Chunks Corbett.
"We were excited to take advantage of an opportunity to purchase the plaza and secure our long-term presence in the Matthews community," said Corbett. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham says that while his father, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, rarely addressed issues concerning secular society, he's doing so because unlike when his father grew up, the U.S. is controlled by secularists who want to "deny that Jesus ever existed."
Speaking at the two-day Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference in Oklahoma City, Graham called on all Christians to become more active in their local, state and national politics, urging them to take back control of America's now-secular society that mocks and ridicules Christians for their beliefs.
The 62 year old, who's the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the president of Samaritan's Purse humanitarian organization, explained that many criticize him for chastising secularism because his father did not talk about it. However, Graham explained that his father never needed to address the issue because when his father was growing up, America had a very Christian-oriented society. more >>
Erica Campbell is kicking off 2015 with a brand-new single, "More Love," released on gospel radio stations around the country this week.
The new song was motivated by today's headlines and feelings of frustration and anger in light of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and injustice that followed. In Campbell's own words, the message "love changes things" is issued in "More Love."
"'More Love' comes from taking the temperature of the times we live in," the singer said in a statement alongside her husband, the song's co-writer, Warryn Campbell. "The sense of frustration, anger that we feel, from the civil unrest and tragic deaths in Ferguson, New York, and around the world. We thought it was important to emphasize the importance of love. Love truly does change things. We believe that." more >>
For the first time in its history, Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral had a United Methodist minister oversee the sacrament of Communion for an Episcopal service.
The Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell of the UMC presided over the Eurcharist, alongside Episcopal clergy at a service on Sunday.
Jason Nelson is glorifying God after his new live album "Jesus Revealed" officially debuted at number one, giving him his first chart-topping record.
Nelson, 40, has been working to make gospel music for the masses for over 10 years and has four albums under his belt. But his fourth seemed to be worth the effort, after the 14-track live recording earned the preacher, singer and songwriter the number one spot on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart this week.
Nelson spoke about the honor of having his first number one record in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. more >>
Carrie Underwood shared an explanation for the runaway success of her latest single "Something in the Water" recently, citing the track's feel-good lyrics.
Released in October, "Something in the Water" has risen to the top of the song charts where it remains perched at No. 1 even today. Underwood said that the song, which heavily incorporates Christian themes of conversion, baptism and keeping the faith, attracts listeners with its "good vibes."