A living nativity display in Utah has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest nativity in the world, with 1,039 people taking part in the display that was presented to the city of Provo Monday evening. Volunteers and YouTube stars played roles like Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and numerous angels.
"Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds ... and A LOT of angels, really," Austin Craig, one of the organizers of the record making living nativity scene, told KUTV. "It's a great way to bring focus to Christ and we wanted to spread that message as widely as possible."
In addition to the 1,039 human participants, there was also a camel and a donkey added to the scene, which was held at Rock Canyon Park from 2 to 8 p.m. MST. more >>
Coming up to the 10-year anniversary of a tragic car accident that claimed the life of a father and placed a baby in intensive care, a woman decided to do something for those who helped. Although her husband didn't make it, these heroes saved her little boy Eli. This story will bring tears to your eyes.
It's hard to imagine losing two people who are close to you at once. The car accident took the life of a father and husband but people nearby did everything they could to save Eli. Now Kellie wants to thank them for being there for her baby boy.
Kellie visits each person involved and hands them an invitation. They are all invited to a special party thrown for themselves. The looks on their faces when they are congratulated is worth every second of this video. more >>
While evangelical leader and founder of the Samaritan's Purse humanitarian organization Rev. Franklin Graham is claiming that America is waging a "war on Christmas," a Christian advocacy group has sent legal memos to over 13,000 U.S. school districts reminding administrators that freedom of Christmas expression is constitutional.
Graham, the 62-year-old son of world-famous evangelical Billy Graham, wrote in the December issue of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association's Decision Magazine that over "the last few decades" social culture in America has become increasingly intolerant toward Christianity, and the Christmas spirit, although millions of Americans celebrate the birth of Christ every year.
"Unfortunately, the United States in the last few decades has witnessed increased hostility toward the sacred nature of Christmas, erupting into what has become a blatant war on Christmas," Graham wrote. "That's because at its root and core, the war on Christmas isn't really about Christmas — it's about the Son of God. The war on Christmas is a war on Christ and His followers. It's the hatred of our culture for the exclusive claims that Christ made." more >>
Phil Vischer is one of the co-creators of the immensely successful "VeggieTales" films and now, a new series on Netflix.
The series, which released on Nov. 26, has been receiving a great deal of interest and enthusiasm from fans, and Vischer spoke with The Christian Post about the updated show which focuses on bringing the vegetables, including icons Bob and Larry, together in a new, Netflix-exclusive release.
Each episode has a unique storyline, song, and the characters have all received makeovers. So far, Vischer and his teammates have recorded over 50 episodes for the over 30 million Netflix subscribers, which he hopes will expand the audience and introduce children to the creation that garnered critical acclaim. more >>
There are some people in this world who are not as fortunate as others may be. These children in the Dominican Republic are not used to a Christmas full of cheer and surprises. So the WestJet airline company decided to do something heartfelt for these children.
WestJet wants to show the world that miracles do come true! They are making sure the less fortunate people see that firsthand. They sent a blue snow covered sleigh with Santa on a video. Each and every person sits in the sleigh and tells Santa what they want for Christmas. Shortly after that, he sends a bunch of his helpers make these beautiful dreams come true. It is the perfect story shown on video with a perfect ending.
A video to show the world that giving is truly better than receiving on Christmas. Watching these children and adult react to the surprise will warm your heart. more >>
Bishop Eddie Long and his Georgia-based megachurch congregation recently held a rally in support of a local family who recently lost their teenage daughter to a shooting at a bus stop.
Bishop Long and members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of DeKalb County held a "prayer walk" on Sunday at the scene of the murder of 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins.
"#Prayer walk on Sunday with Bishop Eddie L. Long & #ChiefAlexander to the MARTA bus stop just near our church where Marcaysia Dawkins who was 19 years old and a recent high school graduate was murdered on November 23," noted New Birth Missionary on social media. more >>