Accomplished American businessman James Ackerman has put aside his 25-year career in the entertainment and media industry to take over as the next president as the nation's largest prison ministry, the Chuck Colson-founded Prison Fellowship.
Ackerman, the former executive chairman of Broadway Systems who sold the company to an Israeli-based technology firm last October, took over as the president of Prison Fellowship on Monday after having been named the replacement of the organization's former President Jim Liske last month.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Ackerman said God aligned everything just right for him to take over the reigns of the organization that he has volunteered with for over a decade. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham gives an awe-inspiring answer to a 6-year-old boy's question: "Where did God come from?"
In response to the question posed by the son of a reader of Graham's syndicated column published in the Kansas City Star, the world renowned evangelist said: "God has always existed, and He always will, because He had no beginning and He will have no end."
While it might be possible to comprehend that God is eternal, the fact that He has always existed and has no beginning can be a mind-bending concept for many Christians, even adults. Graham understands this. more >>
Can a church survive without young people?
On the face of it the answer seems to be "no," according to the Leadership Network, a Christian nonprofit ministry headquartered in Dallas, Texas, that says engaging millennials is the most important decision a church can make regarding its future.
Millennials make up 20 percent of the entire U.S. population with 83 million people — even more than Baby Boomers — and by 2020 will make up 30 percent. more >>
Jesus Culture members Bryan & Katie Torwalt released their new album Champion over the weekend and the popular worship leaders opened up about the rewards and challenges they face being married and working in ministry together.
Champion is the first new album since the Torwalts' last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. The young couple have been working together in ministry for years. Their debut album Here On Earth produced this year's Grammy-winning song "Holy Spirit" recorded by Francesca Battistelli, which hit No. 1 on the National Audience Chart and is currently a Top 5 CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) song.
"When we wrote that song, it was one of the first worship songs we wrote many many years ago and we had no idea how God would use that song. We had no clue that it would go outside of our little world or even that other people would record it. We had no clue or could even have anticipated it, or replicated it or anything," Katie told The Christian Post. "I don't think that there is a formula. I think that God used it and that's what we needed to declare and sing right now." more >>
Singer Matthew West took to social media to reflect on Heaven and honor the life of his uncle, Doug, who died this week from cancer.
West posted the announcement about his family's loss on Facebook Wednesday, saying:
"Heavy hearted today for my family. My uncle, Doug, went home to be with the Lord last night. He taught me how to play the first chords I ever learned on guitar. Appreciate your prayers everyone. He was blind from early childhood and I keep thinking that today he's got 20/20 vision. His faith is now his sight. Heaven is the hope we can hold onto. I believe that with all my heart." more >>
Worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt just released their new album Champion and the popular worship leaders share the impact their new worship music has made on them and in some communities already.
The Jesus Culture / Capitol CMG release is the first new album since the husband-and-wife worship duo's last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. Katie revealed that their new album was done awhile back but they just kept adding songs to it so now is the perfect time for the world to hear it.
"The heart [of Champion] really is about overcoming, and hope, and God being our champion and fighting for us. The song 'Champion' came to me about a year ago and I was just in my room and had been in a season of battling a lot of fear and anxiety in life, irrational stuff and rational stuff. Experiencing some disappointment and some stuff that was out of my control," Katie told The Christian Post. more >>