Los Angeles — With minimum promotion, a grassroots movement comprised of mostly Christian youth groups throughout the U.S. generated more than 115,000 online registrations for people to attend Azusa Now, a prayer and worship event at the L.A. Coliseum Saturday.
Drawing from the historic Azusa Street Revival held in 1906, organizers say what made the event special was that it "mirrored the reality of the formation of the church in Acts 2."
"Firstly, there was a multi-ethnic gathering of unity in Christ, (Acts 2:1-11). Secondly, the miraculous, attesting ministry of the Holy Spirit was enjoyed in a unique way, (Acts 2:2-4). Finally, there was a clear presentation of the Gospel leading many to salvation, (Acts 2:37-41)," they stated. "This outpouring of Heaven descended on the poor districts of Los Angeles during an incredibly dangerous, volatile and prejudiced period of American history. God used an African-American named William Seymour to launch this modern Acts 2 movement. Black, white, Asian and Hispanic came together in bonds of love, unity and prayer. It came to be said, 'the color line was washed away' at Azusa." more >>
With Live+3 ratings showing 3.5 million total viewers tuned into the miniseries' premiere, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" marked the fourth most-watched telecast of all time for the NGC US network and its highest total viewership in 2016 to date.
The premiere aired Sunday, April 3, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death." In episode one, Freeman explored the afterlife: how beliefs in the afterlife developed, how our reaction to the afterlife changed the way we live, and the rapid advances science is making for a "digital resurrection." The episode garnered a 3.0 HH rating and 1.1 P25-54 (Live +3). more >>
While on the set of "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," actor Vin Diesel fulfills his dream of singing with a gospel choir, belting out the tune, "Oh Happy Day."
"We are filming a scene in a church and I had a dream that the film would include a choir and we went through thousands of choirs and selected which choir would be in the movie," Diesel explained before making his choir debut in a video posted by Trinity Lewis.
Diesel joined the Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, a 13-member choir, on set as they shot the action movie, which is currently being filmed in Toronto. more >>
The Illinois megachurch campus of Willow Creek Community Church is one step closer to opening at an approximately 193,000 square foot site for its growing congregation.
Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday in favor of allowing Willow Creek Community Church to open a new campus at a former Oak Industries site.
A recently retired Army chaplain who earned a Purple Heart in 2005 after getting injured when his convoy was ambushed in Afghanistan, is now working to ensure that military service members are able to strengthen their faith by listening to the word of God anywhere they go.
Matt Cassady, an Army chaplain who retired last November after serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has joined Faith Comes By Hearing as its new director of chaplaincy ministries for its Military BibleStick outreach ministry.
The organization distributes digital audio devices called Military BibleSticks, which are about the size of a pack of gum and allow military servicemembers and veterans to listen to dramatized recordings of the New Testament and selected psalms while they are busy completing their military duties. more >>
Prominent Christian actor and former child television star Kirk Cameron is encouraging married Christians to focus on their own marriage responsibilities rather than focusing on what their spouse could be doing to improve their marriage.
Cameron, who travels to churches across the United States to teach married couples about the importance of having a God-centered marriage and the importance of fighting to keep their marriages alive, spoke with The Christian Post on his participation in the "Love Worth Fighting For" national marriage tour.
The 45-year-old Cameron, who is most known for his role in the 80s sitcom "Growing Pains," has visited nearly 200 churches across the U.S. in the seven years of the tour's existence, was asked to explain God's guidelines for marriage. more >>