Section : Events

  • Night To Shine Feb. 10, 2017

    Tim Tebow Foundation Hosts for Record-Breaking 75,000 Special Needs' Teens in Annual 'Night to Shine' Proms

    For 75,000 "queen and king" teens with special needs, the annual Tim Tebow Foundation "Night to Shine" prom was the place to be Friday evening, across 375 host churches in 50 states, 11 countries and six continents. Making it even better in Haiti and in Jacksonville, Fla. was that Christian athlete and former Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow attended those events to add his personal, special blessings.
  • World Relief Refugees

    100 Evangelical Leaders Sign Public Ad to Condemn Trump's Refugee Ban

    Evangelical leaders, including at least one from each state, reportedly purchased a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees, urging him to reconsider his Jan. 27 executive order and instead welcome people fleeing persecution and violence. The ad, which is slated to run in The Washington Post, is signed by 100 prominent evangelical pastors and authors, and is addressed to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
  • 12th Dead Sea Scrolls

    12th Dead Sea Scrolls' Cave Found in Israel, 'Best Discovery in 60 Years'

    Evidence of a 12th cave related to the Dead Sea scrolls was found this week by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers. Archeologists, including Oren Gutfeld and Ahiad Ovadia from the university's Institute of Archeology -- aided by Randall Price and students of Liberty University in Virginia -- are the first people in more than 60 years to have discovered a new scroll cave. Prior to this find, it was believed only 11 caves had contained the coveted scrolls.
  • Rienzi Christian flag

    Christian Flag Forced to Be Removed From Veterans Memorial, Mississippi Citizens React

    Residents of Rienzi, Miss., rallied Saturday after the town's mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag from Veterans Memorial Park, following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation. More than 100 supporters united at the park, where the group waved Christian flags. FFRF representatives said the flag in question needed to come down to avoid unconstitutionally endorsing religion on public grounds.
  • So God Made a Farmer

    'So God Made A Farmer' Super Bowl Ad Remembered as Favorite

    One of the most well-known broadcasters in America's history, Paul Harvey, voiced a powerful and straightforward Super Bowl TV commercial for Ram Trucks in 1978, which is being lifted up today as one of the most memorable Super Bowl ads of the past...partially because God plays a starring role in the commercial.
  • Gorsuch praying with Trump Pence

    White House Prayers Preceded Supreme Court Nominee Neal Gorsuch Recommendation

    President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and a few family members prayed with Judge Neil Gorsuch before his nomination this week to the nation's highest court, along with Maureen Scalia, and Fr. Paul Scalia, the wife and son of the deceased conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch attends an Episcopal church and cited his faith in his nomination speech.
  • Candelmas

    Feast Feb. 2: Presentation of Child Jesus on #Candlemas

    Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or Purification of the Blessed Virgin, is being observed today (Feb. 2) by Christians around the world. While it is customary for Christians in some countries to remove their Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night (Epiphany Eve), those in other Christian countries historically remove them on Candlemas. On Candlemas, many Christians (especially Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox and Roman Catholics) also take their candles to their local church, where they are blessed and then used for the rest of the year.
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2017 Inauguration

    Religion's Role in Trump's Inauguration Weekend Was Prominent

    Church choirs sang, a half-dozen religious leaders prayed and Donald Trump, as U.S. presidents before him, mentioned God in his inauguration speech. "There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God," he said.
  • Trump International Hotel

    2017 'Inaugural Prayer Breakfast' Back On At Trump Hotel After 'Security/Collusion' Cancellation

    Trump International Hotel managers again will host the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, reversing the previous cancelation of their contract to hold the Jan. 20 event, according to organizer Rev. Merrie Turner. Hotel representatives reinstated the contract with Turner Saturday, the day after the organizer hostess and her lawyer filed a $1 million lawsuit against the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) in U.S. Superior Court for the District of Columbia for interfering with a contract. The non-partisan, inter-denominational prayer breakfast dates back to 1993.
  • The Word Network

    Christian Ministers Urge Congress To Save Religious 'The Word Network' on Comcast

    Christian ministers went to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to appeal to Congressional members about Comcast Corporation's recent actions to decrease or cease distribution of The Word Network, the largest African-American religious network in the world that was reaching 3 billion people around the globe. On Nov. 11, 2016, Comcast executives sent a two-sentence letter to The Word Network, stating it will no longer offer the channel to millions of subscribers on 456 Comcast systems.
  • Cross Engravings of Jesus Time

    Cross, Menorah 2,100-Year-Old Etched Symbols Found in Judean Foothills by Hikers

    Three caves and hiking enthusiasts just discovered significant religious symbols dating back to Jesus Christ's era, according to an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announcement. A cross, plus an ancient seven-branched menorah, was found engraved on the walls of an early water cistern in Judean foothills. The etchings are believed to be more than 2,100 years old.
  • Fort Lauderdale Shooting Prayers

    Prayers Lifted for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport After Shooter Kills 5, Injures 8

    Immediately following a gunman's shooting attack on passengers at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida Friday afternoon, groups and individuals began to send prayers for the victims, and their families and friends. Some say they are praying for a nation during this current transition period, which is also riddled with confusion, anger and sorrow.
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