Grammy Award-winning Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae shared his faith and belief that all of humankind is "the public manifestation of God's glory" when he took the stage at Passion City Church's first-ever Passion 2015 event earlier this year.
In a recently-released video from the Atlanta conference, Lecrae is seen opening up his talk with a story about Muhammad Ali before delving in to what God's glory actually means.
"We are not supernatural people, we are not superheroes, we do not have super powers, but we're here to reflect the one superhero," the 36-year-old rapper emphasized before the gathering of 18-25-year-olds. "We're here to let the world know how awesome He is, not how awesome we are." more >>
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz wants Christians to "occupy all streets" with the light of the Gospel like Jesus did. "There should be no campus, there should be no prison, there should be no back alley, no ghetto, no village that has not heard the goodness of our God," he says.
Speaking at the debut of Passion Conference 2015 "a gathering of 18-25 year olds and their leaders," hosted by Passion City Church in January, Lentz urged the young believers of the Gospel to take the Word of God to the streets like Jesus did in a recording of the event released this week via Air1.
"Jesus has done the work, He saved our lives, and we have a pretty clear call, which is to shine," said Lentz in the video. "I've called this message here this afternoon: occupy all streets." more >>
Christian leaders in the Pakistani city of Lahore are saying that they've received death threats over the past few months because of their involvement in the building of churches in the area.
In a Monday interview with AsiaNews, Javed David, a Pakistani Christian activist, explained that he and at least three of his Christian associates have been threatened by an unidentified group of Muslims in the midst of outrage stemming from the construction of Christian churches.
David, who is the president of Hope for the Light Ministries, and his associates have been helping poor Christian communities in Pakistan build places of worship since 2013. more >>
We often hide our pain. But, is that really going to help? In order to fix a problem, we must first admit we have the problem. Then from there, we can ask the Lord to help us and guide us in the direction we need to be in.
We hide our hurts for many reasons. Whether it's because of pride, shame, or even fear, the result is the same: that pain eats away at us unless we bring it to the Lord. We must bring it to light and our hidden hurts will be healed. There is no painful experience that God can't touch and use for his glory. The Bible gives us guidance and reasons why it is important to bring these hurts to the Lord.
Below are 6 reasons and Bible verses stressing the importance of bringing your problems to God: more >>
A 19-year-old Christian pizza delivery driver says he has forgiven the attacker who stabbed and carjacked him outside of an emergency room while he was delivering an order.
Josh Lewis, who attends Boyce College, a Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has worked as a pizza delivery driver for Spinelli's Pizzeria for about nine months. On Sunday, Lewis was tasked with delivering a pizza to the emergency room of nearby Norton Hospital, which turned out to be not such a routine run.
A statement released by the seminary explains that a man confronted Lewis at his Jeep Cherokee and ordered that he hand over his keys. Lewis then saw that the man was wielding a knife and quickly dropped the keys and fled toward the hospital. However, the perpetrator chased down Lewis and stabbed him in the back and then took off with Lewis' SUV. more >>
Presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, along with the conservative group Leadership Institute, have started an online petition calling for the liberation of America's universities and colleges from the influence of "liberal extremists."
Even though the petition is not clear on what specific actions signers are endorsing, it acknowledges that "liberal radicals" have controlled universities in the United States "for more than a generation," and because of that, it has led many of America's inspiring young minds to embrace a more secular and liberal worldview.
"Join Sen. Rand Paul — sign the national petition to save our students!" the petition urges. "Whereas, these institutions of higher learning have become little more than left-wing indoctrination centers dedicated to brainwashing the next generation of America's leaders." more >>