Section : Evangelism

  • Megachurches

    Some Churches to Not Hold Services for Christmas Sunday

    Christmas day for this year will be celebrated on Sunday. This leads to some of the churches asking whether they would hold services for December 25 since most of the people will celebrate Christmas with their families. Most of them, however, were looking into adjusting the services schedules to make up for the celebration of Christmas.
  • Air Force Academy Falcons Football

    Air Force Academy Coach Tweets to Evangelize God, Draws 'Church and State' Criticism

    Air Force Academy Falcon's football tight end coach Steed Lobotzke's tweets involve promoting Christianity. Because the tweets were sent on a Twitter account that identifies Lobotzke as being with the academy's football program, Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is strenuously objecting to the coach's lack of separation of church and state, and wants accountability to be established.
  • Isaac McCord

    Dollywood Employee Finds Burnt Bible Page With Poignant Message in Tennessee

    Tennessee wildfires caused a lot of destruction, but one Dollywood employee who was cleaning up debris at the theme park discovered a burnt but surviving page of the Bible that he said left him speechless. Isaac McCord said a torn piece of paper, charred around the edges, caught his eye. It was a page from the Book of Joel from the King James Bible, a part of which references how a fire would devour the wilderness.
  • Sundance Head

    'Me and Jesus' Sung by 'The Voice' Contestant Sundance Head Rises to iTunes' No. 2 Spot

    Not only did Sundance Head revive a cherished and soulful country song called "Me and Jesus" on Tuesday evening's singing competition of NBC's The Voice, he created an ambiance like being at a religious revival. The Texas singer also made it to the No. 2 spot on iTunes at the time of this writing. Americans are voting for their favorite singers on the show, with eliminations happening each week toward The Top 10.
  • Mark Batterson

    'Jesus Christ is Key of All Keys,' Declares NCC Pastor Mark Batterson In DC

    "The only explanation for everything God has done at NCC over the past 20 years is five words that Jesus declared 2,000 years ago - I will build my church," declared Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., as congregants celebrate two decades of existence this year. NCC, referred to as "the theater church, is one creative church in eight unique locations in the DC metro area; it started from three people on the first Sunday service in 1996 to now a large group of Christians who supported 34 mission trips this year.
  • Franklin Graham praying

    Evangelist Franklin Graham Hosts Live, Pre-Election Prayers On Facebook

    Because the Nov. 8, 2016, election is the most important of our lifetime, Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization said, "We need to pray, and we need to vote." To that end, he hosted a live stream prayer Monday evening on Facebook.
  • Billy Graham 98th birthday

    Billy Graham Turns 98 Years Old, 'Never Retires From God's Service'

    "America's pastor," Rev. Billy Graham turns 98 years old today (Nov. 7). His family said he would appreciate everyone's prayers. The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., will hold a celebration in his honor Monday, which is free to the public with cake and a banner signing.
  • Ricky Skaggs

    Musician Ricky Skaggs Urges Votes For 'Pro-Life, Religious Freedom, Donald Trump'

    As a legendary bluegrass and country artist who is also a devout Christian, Ricky Skaggs frequently forges cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas. This weekend, he is turning his inspiration and prayers toward U.S. politics -- specifically to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "It's down to what's right and wrong, not what's right-standing or left-leaning. God hates shedding of innocent blood, and that's what's got my heart and spirit so stirred up in this particular election," proclaimed Skaggs.
  • Willow Creek Care Center

    Evangelical Church Launches 'Love' Campaign To Counter Negative Election Rhetoric

    Congregants of a suburban Chicago megachurch initiated a "love" campaign to counter ugly presidential campaign rhetoric as well as concerning cultural developments. Pastor Steve Carter of the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., said the initiative also in response to racism and recent world events, including wars in the Middle East.
  • Jeremy Lin Brooklyn court

    Jeremy Lin Prays Out Loud For Brooklyn Nets, Social Justice, Cancer-Fighter Ava Lee

    Basketball athlete Jeremy Lin admitted he had an amazing summer, but that he'd been a little lax at his praying habits. So he recently committed to praying out loud for 30 minutes a day. "I'm thankful that my prayer life has taken a big jump forward. Prayer has become more natural, and I feel closer to God through prayer," he shared.
  • Will Wahl

    Teen Inserts Christian Faith, Bible Into CBS Reality Show 'Survivor'

    The youngest contestant in the history of CBS reality TV show "Survivor" brought a Bible with him into the competition, and aspires to be a pastor in real life. Will Wahl, 18, recently debuted on the show's new season premiere; he hails from Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, N.J. His fellow congregants are delighted he is using this national platform to bear witness to his faith.
  • Gloria Copeland

    Answers to Prayers: Adopt 4-Step Waiting Process, Encourages Gloria Copeland

    While praying for something doesn't mean one will get every little thing asked for at exactly the time expected, noted author and Gospel minister Gloria Copeland said Christians sometimes have to be like farmers planting crops: "You have to sow it, water it and wait for it to grow." Copeland wrote the New York Times best-seller, "God's Master Plan for Your Life," as well as "God's Will for You," "Walk With God," "God's Will Is Prosperity, Hidden Treasures" and "To Know Him."
  • Hillary Clinton at National Baptist Convention

    Hillary Clinton Shares Her ‘Social Justice, Roll-Up-Your Sleeves Faith’ at Baptist Convention

    Although Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted spotlighting one's faith doesn't come naturally to a "Midwestern Methodist," she shared details of her beliefs Thursday evening at the National Baptist Convention USA's 136th annual session in Kansas City, Mo. She quoted Scripture, hymns and even St. Francis of Assisi as she described her "activist, social justice faith - a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-your-hands-dirty faith."
  • Colossians 3:23

    Labor Day Bible Verses Indicate God Applauds Hard Workers

    When employment circumstances are not ideal, it may be easy to forget God truly sees earnest efforts and that Bible verses promise that labor will be rewarded. Following are some uplifting and encouraging Bible verses in observation of 2016 Labor Day weekend.
  • Queen of Katwe

    New Disney Faith Movie: 'Queen of Katwe' Shares Joy of Christian Missionary Work

    What do chess, conviction and religion have in common? The thread among these three aspects will be explained in a new Walt Disney movie about missionaries in Uganda. Entitled "Queen of Katwe," the new movie was inspired by a true story about the bond between missionary Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi, a girl growing up in the slum area of Kampala. The film is slated to debut in theaters Sept. 23, 2016.
  • Billy Graham with Bible

    Billy Graham: 'Heart’s Deceit Remains World’s Biggest Problem'

    When evangelist Rev. Billy Graham recently was asked what he thought was the biggest problem of today's world, he had three words: "the human heart." Then he explained the Bible puts it bluntly and he quoted Jeremiah 17:9, which states "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?"
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