The Iranian regime has charged evangelical house church Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani with committing national security crimes and has given him just one week to raise $33,000 for bail or face re-arrest and imprisonment.
According to a press release from the Christian persecution watchdog group Christian Solidarity Worldwide shared with The Christian Post, Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death in 2012 on charges of apostasy, was summoned to appear before the Islamic Revolutionary Court in the town of Rasht on July 24 and was charged with "acting against national security."
The charges stem from a raid conducted on Nadarkhani's home by security forces in May, which was a part of an intelligence crackdown on the Christian community in Rasht. more >>
Big Daddy Weave is gearing up to head back out on tour just one month after a life-threatening infection led to bassist Jason Weaver having an emergency double amputation.
The band had quite the scare when Jason had to undergo surgery to remove both of his feet last month. Through it all the band stayed hopeful and now that Jason is home recovering, the guys have decided to head back out on the road for the fourth edition of their Beautiful Offerings Tour.
Hitting venues across the country, the tour is set to kick off Aug. 18 in Watertown, South Dakota, featuring Plumb and breakout artist We Are Messengers. The 50-city tour, sponsored by World Vision, will conclude Nov. 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. more >>
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott hit the stage with her family at The Bell Tower in Nashville, Tennessee, last Wednesday to introduce music from the upcoming album Love Remains in front of 200 of their closest friends.
Love Remains, a 13-track collection, was inspired by hymns Scott sang growing up in church, and is set to release on Friday.
The intimate performance to promote the album showcased the group's harmonies as they sang newly-written original songs off of the upcoming release such as, "Safe Haven" and "Beautiful Messes." The night also featured a surprise performance from coveted producer Ricky Skaggs on a number of songs including, "We March On" and "Your Unfailing Love." more >>
WASHINGTON – Multi-Dove award nominee Christine D'Clario hit the stage last Saturday representing the Latino community at Together 2016, and said she believes everyone can see past racial differences if they focus on Jesus.
D'Clario is of Italian, German, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. She believes her multi-ethnic background gives her a wide perspective and helps her understand the racial conflicts currently happening in America.
"I know what it is to be in a blended community and I know what it is to be marginalized for not fitting in perfectly with one area or the other. But what I've learned from that is to find the commonalities and to try and focus on what unites us more," D'Clario told The Christian Post during a Q&A session. more >>
Best-selling author and megachurch pastor Max Lucado's op-ed went viral in February when he uncharacteristically broke his silence on politics, decrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's crude antics. But this week he shared his dream where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "reached a truce."
In his blog post titled "Trump, Hillary, and the Strangest Dream," Lucado recounts falling asleep after watching the Republican National Convention. Also weighing on his mind as he slept was news of national crises like the shooting violence of police officers and African American citizens.
But the convention he dreamed about was not the RNC. more >>
WASHINGTON — Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle urged millennials to combat fear and hatred with love in a message at Together 2016 at the National Mall on Saturday, and hopes they left feeling empowered to seek God's wisdom wherever their mission field is: at school, work and in their communities.
"The word empower is something that kept coming up in my heart," Daigle told The Christian Post during a Q&A on Saturday. "If we show people that fear isn't actually the place that we have to surrender to, fear isn't actually the thing that we have to answer to, but instead it's going in and loving people."
"It's going into the places that are dangerous and saying, 'OK God, I'm going to partner with you in this mission to go after that person who can potentially harm me.' Or to go after the homeless and say, 'I'm going to love you,'" Daigle shared. more >>