Messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, approved Wednesday the use of "Great Commission Baptists" as an alternative name by a vote of 53 percent to 46 percent.
Dr. Richard Land, one of the most prominent leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, addressed the reprimands over his Trayvon Martin comments in public for the first time at the denomination's annual meeting Tuesday. He also reiterated his commitment to racial reconciliation and acknowledged the work of Pastor Fred Luter, Jr., who became the first African-American president of the SBC yesterday.
James MacDonald, pastor of the six-campus Harvest Bible Chapel and a prostate cancer survivor, told participants at the 2012 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference on Monday that they need to have "active faith" if they want to experience the miracles that God wants to do for them.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of the 30,000-member Dallas-based church, The Potter's House, and the New York Times best-selling author of Let It Go, speaks one-on-one to The Christian Post about his 35th Anniversary of ministry.
An audio tape of the 911 call made by megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar's 15-year-old daughter has been released by the Fayette County Police Department. During the call made early Friday, the girl told the 911 operator that she was allegedly punched and choked by her father, adding that this was not the first time such an incident has happened.
Creflo Dollar Jr., who was arrested Friday on battery charges involving his daughter, received a standing ovation from his World Changers Church International congregation Sunday as he emphatically denied punching or choking his 15-year-old daughter. He said he never should have been arrested and believes that the arrest was part of the devil's plan to "discredit" him as a messenger of God.
Bishop T.D. Jakes celebrated his 35th anniversary of ministry Friday with surprise tributes from Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Pastor Paula White and Chaka Khan at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. Celebrities and Christian leaders honored the black minister as a "spiritual leader" and "prophetic voice."
A black-tie gala featuring a surprise star-studded guest list will be held Friday night to celebrate Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35th anniversary of ministry service. The event titled "Triumphant Journey" will be held at the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas.
The Road to Emmaus story is a historical account of a conversation between two disciples as they grapple with despair and disillusionment following the crucifixion of Jesus. They meet a stranger who is actually Jesus, but it is only when their eyes are opened that they see him for who he is: the resurrected Messiah. The biblical drama is retold through modern-day lens by historian Joseph Loconte in The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, which releases this week.
Michael Hyatt, chairman of Thomas Nelson publishers and a popular leadership blogger, built his large online audience using blogs, Twitter and Facebook. He is now passing along marketing tips and techniques that he has learned over the past eight years of in his latest book "Platform: Get Noticed in A Noisy World."
The impact that evangelical leader and Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Charles W. "Chuck" Colson left on the lives of his family, friends and the Christian world was celebrated during a public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.
At a live discussion on race and the Gospel this week in New York City, evangelical pastors John Piper and Tim Keller discussed why racism still persists in today's Church and shared struggles that pastors, including themselves, face in pursuing racial diversity in their churches.
Steve Green's official title may be Hobby Lobby President but at heart he's a visionary for Bible engagement. He devotes half his time to promote the study and reading of what he calls the "most-banned, most-debated, best-selling book of all time."
For almost 10 years, Roma Downey shared the message of God's love as the star of "Touched by an Angel." Now, the mother of three and devoted Christian wants to introduce that same message to preschoolers through her faith-based animated DVD series "Little Angels," which hit stores shelves on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Sexperiment author and Fellowship Church pastor Ed Young, who is challenging married couples at his church to have sex for seven straight days, believes that sexual deprivation and not satisfying a spouse within the lovemaking department are sinful.
Ed Young, founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church, has drawn international attention for his new Sexperiment series after staging a 24-hour bed-in with his wife atop his church. Some Christians even called the attempt to get people talking about sex "gimmicky." But according to the evangelical megachurch pastor, his preaching style is not "gimmicky" but "God-driven."
The merger of two dominant mission associations in North America culminated Monday with the public unveiling of Missio Nexus, which is now the largest evangelical mission network in North America.
Top evangelical leaders across North America are joining a special service Monday in Boston to celebrate the 200th anniversary of North America's first ordained missionaries. The event also marked the official debut of Missio Nexus, which will be one of the largest evangelical mission network in North America formed through the historic merger of CrossGlobal Link and The Mission Exchange.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56, the company has confirmed. Apple’s board of directors released the following statement via newswire late Wednesday.
The mystery surrounding the cause of death for Pastor Zachery Tims, founder of the Florida-based megachurch New Destiny Christian Center, continues after an autopsy proved inconclusive. Tissue and toxicology tests are pending.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday defended the display of religious symbols, including the World Trade Center cross, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Evangelical Christian leaders from around the world are mourning the death of evangelical figure John Stott, who died Wednesday at the age of 90.
Christians were among the thousands of New Yorkers that protested the new gay marriage law Sunday in a massive rally that spanned across four cities. Protesters gathered at rallies held in Manhattan, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo demanding that state lawmakers put the gay marriage issue before voters by placing it on a statewide referendum.
State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) said that he will not tolerate any messages of hatred from Christians joining the rally Sunday against the New York's new gay marriage law.