Sometimes people become jaded by the failures of church leaders, causing them to want to leave the local assembly for good. But is it possible to turn one's back on the Church without essentially doing the same to Christ?
That's the question posed in last Wednesday's episode of the Ask John Piper audio series, where the Evangelical pastor tackles tough theological and pastoral issues.
To the proposition of leaving the Church, but not Christ, Piper offers a simple answer: "If you do that, you are walking away from Jesus." more >>
NEW YORK — "Joy-An Irish Christmas" with Keith & Kristyn Getty made its way to New York City's Carnegie Hall for it's fourth annual holiday tour, and The Christian Post caught up with Keith Getty to chat about the unforgettable night of music, congregational worship, and the meaning of Christmas for the Getty family.
The Gettys are world-renowned contemporary hymn writers whose songs are sung each year by more than one hundred million people. Their annual tour, "Joy-An Irish Christmas," is a lively celebration of the birth of Christ as told through an evening of traditional holiday carols, contemporary hymns, Irish folk music, bluegrass and step dancing.
The talented Getty couple ushered nearly 3,000 New Yorkers into worship with their Christmas Concert. The tour's music was all recently released in an album titled, Joy-An Irish Christmas Live. The album coincides with a DVD release as well. more >>
A song as beautiful as "The Prayer" has had its share of covers and renditions. Consider this one of the best that's out there.
At the 2012 Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards, a group of talented singers gave a performance of "The Prayer" that will pull your heartstrings.
The GMA Dove Awards multilingual performance featured The Canadian Tenors, Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham praised audience members who defied school administrators by reciting a Bible passage that was barred from a Kentucky elementary school's rendition of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" during the middle of the production.
After Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thomas Salyer ruled earlier this month that W.R. Castle Elementary School's rendition of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was not allowed to include Linus' recital of Luke 2:8-14 — arguably the climax of the play — in order to maintain separation of church and state, many audience members at last Thursday night's performance joined together to recite the passage aloud at the point of the play where the scripture recital had been omitted.
"When Peanuts' creator Charles [Shulz] originally wrote the Christmas special 50 years ago and included Linus's recitation of the birth of Jesus directly from the Gospel of Luke, producers tried to drop Jesus then," Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, explained in a Facebook post Sunday night. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Florida Sen. Marco Rubio declared Sunday that he has been called a "bigot" for supporting the biblical definition of marriage and explained such language is often used by the left to make millions of conservatives feel "out of place in their own country."
In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Rubio was questioned by moderator John Dickerson about a recent 30-second televised campaign ad that features Rubio stating that the 2016 election is about "all of us who feel out of place in our own country" and the "millions with traditional values branded 'bigots' and 'haters.'"
"I think people feel out of place in their own country for a number of reasons," Rubio stated in the interview. more >>
After a media firestorm erupted last week when a Wheaton College professor was suspended for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, a handful of Christian theologians have written about whether or not the professor was right.
Soon after The Christian Post reported that Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins posted to Facebook that she was going to wear a hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and stated "we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured professor on paid administrative leave because her "theological implications" appear to be "in conflict with the College's Statement of Faith."
While students at Wheaton have protested in support of Hawkins and claimed she has not violated the school's statement of faith, prominent Evangelicals such as Franklin Graham have chastised Hawkins' "same God" as shameful and "absolutely wrong." more >>