It is Thanksgiving, one of the major holidays in the United States. Below are four points of interest regarding the development of the observance, on the last Thursday in November, and the practices therein.
Thanksgiving Used to Happen Any Time
The modern concept of Thanksgiving dates back centuries, deriving from religious traditions in Europe. more >>
Brian McLaren is right. The "emergent church" movement is growing. Not as a collective group, but as a savvy, scattered chain ever-present in the fiber of the Church.
The backstory of the emergent church started in the late 1990s and early 2000s when a group of postmodern Christians found popularity emphasizing leftist political agendas over traditional Christian teaching and absolute truths.
Mrs. America 2014 Austen Williams is gearing up for yet another national title at the final competition for Mrs. World 2014 where she plans to "share the Light of the world" on Wednesday night.
The AMTC graduate will compete against 35 contestants for the Mrs. World title on Nov. 19 while she takes a stand against modern-day slavery. Moreover, Williams said her career as a beauty queen allows her to spread the Good Word.
Mrs. World is an international beauty pageant organized each year for women who are married. The competition was originally based on the Mrs. American beauty pageant and operates on the same guidelines as most other beauty pageants, but also focuses on women's opinions on marriage. more >>
David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Ministries and pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in California, is returning to New York City for another celebration, following a 2013 event that drew thousands to the city.
"One of the things we found out last year — we were at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last year, and it was a very special night for us because we introduced a brand new study Bible that we had worked on for so many years. It was a night of celebration," Jeremiah told The Christian Post.
"But what we learned is that many of the friends of our ministry, many of the people who live in that greater New York area love coming to the city, and especially if there's a spiritual event there at the center of it. So we decided to do it again this year at a smaller venue," he added. more >>
Billy Graham is being featured in Christian History Magazine this month for his lifetime of work for Jesus Christ.
In honor of the iconic televangelist's 96th birthday on Nov. 7, Christian History Magazine interrupted its quarterly releases with a special edition focused on Graham titled "Billy Graham–Apostle of changed lives and second chances."
"No man has had more personal, one-on-one, impact for faith in Jesus Christ than Mr. Graham," said Michael Austin, a Christian commenter and spokesperson for Christian History Magazine. "He and his family are a living testimony to the faithfulness of the Biblical message he so clearly derived from the start of his ministry to this day. Billy Graham's impact for good in this world is incalculable." more >>
"Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also." – John 15:20
Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you haven't noticed, times are a-changin'. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God's command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted.
"A servant is not greater than his master." more >>