In one of his recently syndicated "My Answer" question-and-answer columns, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham was asked why God sometimes says "no" to certain prayer requests even though He loves all of His children.
"Dear Billy Graham: I know God sometimes says 'no' when we ask for something in our prayers. But if He really loved us, wouldn't He always answer our prayers with a 'yes'?" the letter from a woman identified only by her initials of G.H. asked.
The 96-year-old Graham, the founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, compared God and His denial of certain prayer requests to a parent who says 'no' when their kids ask if they are allowed do something that is unsafe. more >>
The Outcry Tour 2015, an all-new worship tour designed to champion the importance of local church, will unite some of the biggest names in Christian music when it kicks off in Chicago this Summer.
Grammy award-nominated artist, Kari Jobe, is among the impressive lineup along with acclaimed singer Crowder and American Music Award-nominated band Hillsong UNITED.
"This summer! It's fun to do life and ministry with friends and movements bigger than yourself. And I love the vision of this tour! Gonna be so fun. Come join us! OutcryTour.com for details! #LouderTogether," Jobe wrote via social networking site Instagram. more >>
The British pop-electronica band Ooberfuse recently teamed up with the Archbishop of Erbil to release a music video for its new song, "We Are One," which was written to let the thousands of refugees displaced by the Islamic State know that they are not alone in their suffering.
"We Are One" features very strong Christian overtones and reiterates the fact that although many of these refugees have lost their homes and lives they once knew in Iraq, they will never be without the love and hope of God.
"In our home, in our faith, in our love, we are one," Ooberfuse female singer Cherrie Anderson sings in the song. "You aren't alone in this dream. We are one." more >>
Pastor Andy Stanley has declared that local congregations should be the "safest place on the planet for students to talk about anything, including same-sex attraction."
At a two-day event centered on cultivating good church leadership held in Southern California, the founder of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, spoke Friday about the things he hoped will change about the modern church.
"We just need to decide from now on in our churches when a Middle School kid comes out to his small group leader or a high school young lady comes out to her parents," said Stanley. "We just need to decide, regardless of what you think about this topic — no more students are going to feel like they have to leave the local church because they're same-sex attracted or because they're gay. That ends with us." more >>
A celebration in honor of a best-selling Christian author and pastor whose various spiritual messages have sold in the millions will take place at a church in Georgia.
Henry Blackaby, author of influential Christian works like Experiencing God and founder of Blackaby Ministries International, will be celebrating his 80th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the publication of Experiencing God.
The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday in the worship center at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Georgia. more >>
Grammy-nominated Christian artist Crowder is giving all glory to God following the widespread success of his first solo single, "Come As You Are."
The track is Crowder's first career number-one since the David Crowder Band* disbanded in 2012, and the folktronica artist revealed the significance of such a feat before crediting God on Tuesday.
"'Come As You Are' is my favorite song that I have ever been a part of writing, and I am so grateful I was able to be a part of this thing coming to life," Crowder said during a performance in Nashville in Tuesday, according to a press release. more >>