Jeff Schapiro

Christian Post Reporter

Kevin DeYoung: God Gives Many Reasons to Pursue Holiness

Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mich., spoke at the Desiring God 2012 National Conference at Minnesota's Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday and told church leaders they should not lead or live "as if there were only one proper motivation for holiness."

Jim Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish Drummer, on Faith and Addiction

As the drummer for Hootie & the Blowfish, a band that has sold over 25 million records, Jim Sonefeld is a music industry icon of the 1990s. He wrote some of the band's most popular songs, including "Hold My Hand" and "Time," but after years of touring and suffering from alcohol addiction, he left the band in order to focus on raising his children. Today, Sonefeld is a contemporary Christian music artist, and he shared his story of faith, family and music with The Christian Post on Friday.

Catholic League Plans Protest of 'Piss Christ' Exhibit

The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights says his organization will protest a photography exhibit at a New York City art gallery on Thursday because of a photograph that will be on display which shows a crucifix submerged in a jar of the artist's urine.

NJ Megachurch Pastor: America Is Not a Christian Nation

Tim Lucas, lead pastor of Liquid Church in New Jersey, told his congregation on Sunday that, contrary to the popular opinion within some Christian circles, the United States is not a Christian nation, and the majority of the people in his congregation seem to agree with him.

Terry Jones Asked by Pentagon to Stop Support of Anti-Islam Film

Terry Jones, a controversial Florida pastor who is known for his anti-Islam demonstrations, was contacted by the Pentagon on Wednesday and was asked to stop supporting "Innocence of Muslims," an anti-Islam film that may have played a role in triggering recent attacks on American embassies in both Egypt and Libya.

Steven Furtick Challenges Christians to Not Settle for 'Good Enough'

The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs in October 2011 had a profound effect on Steven Furtick, lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C. At that time, Furtick's church averaged between 8,000 and 10,000 people in attendance, yet the death of Jobs, a great innovator, still caused him to question whether or not he was doing great things for God.