Anglican leaders from across the globe have expressed sorrow for the victims of the bombing of an Anglican church in Pakistan in which more than 80 worshippers were killed and some 200 more were injured on Sunday.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the 77-million strong Anglican Communion, commented on Twitter about the tragedy at All Saint's Church in Peshawar.
"Peshawar bomb reveals depths of human evil, yet those suffering speak of forgiveness as well as justice. That is the love of Jesus shown," wrote Welby. more >>
Studies show that a large percentage of young Christians drop out of church between high school and age 30 due to issues with their faith, but the founder of Teen Mania Ministries is hoping to draw them back in with a unique, nationwide experience called SURGE.
The plan, according to Teen Mania Ministries (TMM) President Ron Luce, is to reach young people living in nearly every state by delivering an interactive theatrical experience on over 400 screens on Oct. 9 and 16 that features inspirational messages, comedy from John Gray, and musical performances by Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae and Acquire The Fire worship artists.
"We are excited to be able to bring SURGE to movie screens across the country," said Luce in a press statement. "Through our Acquire The Fire events over the past 20 years, we have brought together millions of teens looking for great music and inspiration. In SURGE, we have assembled some of the best Christian talent in music and comedy to create a night of fun and inspiration that is totally different and easily accessible to young people in movie theaters everywhere." more >>
Derwin Gray, lead pastor at Transformation Church in South Carolina, spoke to Liberty University students about leading a limitless life and fulfilling the God accomplishments they were created to achieve for His kingdom.
Returning to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., to provide the convocation message last Friday, the author of Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future, and pastor of a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that was recognized in 2012 as one of the top 100 fastest-growing churches in the United States, encouraged students to overcome their fear and break through the negative labels that are preventing them from being all that God has created them to be.
Atheist intellectual and author Richard Dawkins has stated in a recent interview that he considers himself a "Cultural Anglican" and has a "certain love" for some church traditions.
The bestselling author of the book The God Delusion recently told the Spectator that he sees himself as a "Cultural Anglican," saying he enjoys certain elements of the tradition in question.
Evangelist Greg Laurie answered critics who have argued that "mass-evangelism," or what can also be described as huge Christian outreach events, are somehow an ineffective way of presenting the Gospel, by posting a list of reasons the method is still relevant.
"Some critics of what we do in the Harvest Crusades would say that 'mass-evangelism' is not really a valid way to reach people," writes Pastor Laurie.
BuzzVine has rounded up 10 photos of today's top celebrities and famous people who have been seen attending church.
1. Halle Berry
The 47-year-old actress attended the St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Studio City, Calif. on May 14, 2013. more >>