Thousands of members of Illinois' Harvest Bible Chapel, one of America's largest churches, celebrated 25 years of the ministry at a special service held at a stadium on Saturday. Founding Pastor James MacDonald began the seven-campus megachurch at age 27.
"God, if You love me, then why must I endure pain?" This question preoccupies many believers in their darkest hours of need. While pain takes different forms and has different durations, suffering always comes with an objective greater than our comfort, pleasure, or personal goals. If we seek the Lord's purpose for grief, we will find both His peace and His deep love for us.
Manchester City vs Manchester United takes place on Sunday in the weekend's biggest English Premier League game. There will be no love lost between the two teams in this Manchester derby and both will be hoping to get one over on their close rivals.
Kenyan security forces and al-Qaeda-linked Islamists were in a standoff Sunday morning after gunmen killed 59 people – including a Canadian diplomat and the Kenyan president's nephew – and injured at least 175 others in an attack at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi. About 30 hostages were still being held.
Members of Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen's Lakewood Church who have a calling for missions take part in a variety of local opportunities to serve their community, and many were volunteering their time and spiritual gifts on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read "Serve God, help people, Isaiah 58" at Feed the Children food pantry, the Beacon, a support center for the homeless, and ministering through street evangelism outside a Harris County jail.
Now that I have four "Maximum Velocity" youth leader training events under my belt I can say with full conviction that you should be there! We have 12 more cities to go before we hit the finish line. The remaining cities are…
A church-going Christian family has been left devastated after a mother and father to two young children were shot dead in a botched robbery on Friday morning in a Danville pawn shop shooting in Kentucky.
I have made no secret of my introversion. In fact, being open and honest about it has been a great relief to me. I think a number of people understand me better. One gift I wish I had been given when I served as a pastor in four different churches was a mentor who would share with me how to function as an introverted pastor. I made a ton of mistakes! I hope my experiences, both bad and good, will prove to be meaningful to pastors today. I have written them in the form of seven tips.
A Texas grand jury on Friday indicted Geronimo Aguilar, the founder and former pastor of Virginia's Richmond Outreach Center (ROC) megachurch, on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. The indictment reveals a graphic account of sexual abuse.
What is the future of the United States of America? Are we doomed to just go the way that so many other once-great nations have gone? Is America headed to the ash heap of history? Are our greatest days behind us, or could they still yet be ahead? Is there any hope for America?
President Barack Obama said Friday the Republican-led House was "trying to mess with me" by passing a bill that would cut off all funding for his health care law about 10 days before the government runs out of money to operate.
Internationally known pastor and author Henry Blackaby, 78, has been found and is safe after missing for more than 24 hours in the Atlanta area, his family announced on its ministry website late Friday evening.
In a reversal of a 127-year-old policy, the Moody Bible Institute has lifted the ban on alcohol and tobacco consumption by its faculty and staff, including those who work in its radio and publishing arms, an estimated 600 people in all.
In a debate about "Mad Women" and "the Battle of the Sexes," liberal columnist and Christian convert Kirsten Powers said that there is no "War on Women" as the Democratic Party has presented it. While the other liberal panelist disagreed, the conservatives argued that there is an under-reported "war on men."
A new reality series billed "Thicker Than Water" featuring the Christian family of Nashville-based gospel jazz artist Ben Tankard, his wife, Jewel, and the wealth "God called" them into, is scheduled to make its debut in November and it's primed to cause a stir.
For years China has been known as the world's capital of the best and worst counterfeit products. And while the creativity behind some of these products can sometimes make you laugh, here are five wild examples that can also make you sick, gasp and roll your eyes.
"Preachers of L.A.," the controversial new docu-series airing on the Oxygen network, revolves around the ministries and personal lives of six influential Christian pastors in Southern California. Get a glimpse of the reality show with these 10 behind the scenes photos.
A Michigan State University professor was pulled from his teaching duties two weeks ago after a secret recording of him telling his students that Republicans were 'cheap' dead or dying white people who have "raped this country and gotten everything out if it" was posted on YouTube earlier this month.
On any given day, you can find Christians around the globe reading their Bible's for many reasons, such as for study, comfort, or discernment. As the most popular book on the planet, perhaps it is inevitable, though, that a Bible would be used for something else. Here are three times a Bible has been used for something a little unexpected.