Guideposts (www.guideposts.org), the non-profit organization and a leading provider of inspirational content and services, announced the retirement of Richard V. Hopple, 66, as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a Trustee. Mr. Hopple, who had held the post since 2007, will continue in a consulting capacity with the organization until August 31.
There’s something different about Bubba Watson.
And he doesn’t care if you know it.
The winner of the 2012 Masters golf championship realizes he’s not like most famous athletes.
In fact, he welcomes it.
If you’re like me, you know that something serious is happening in America today. Rabbi, pastor and best-selling author Jonathan Cahn understands this, which is why I asked him to serve as guest editor of one of our latest issues of Ministry Today magazine, focusing on ministering in the last days.
George Beverly Shea, 104, of Montreat, North Carolina, soloist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), died this evening following a brief illness.
Carol Taylor, currently president of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif., has been chosen president-elect and chief executive officer of the consolidated Evangel University, according to an announcement by George O. Wood, chairman of the board of trustees and general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.
In the age of Twitter, Facebook and mobile devices, news can spread quicker than it can be substantiated. In most cases, news outlets are quick to substantiate or discredit rumors and random tweets, but sometimes things slip through the cracks. Such was the case with Monday’s Joel Osteen hoax.
In his documentary ‘The Story of Everything’ Stephen Hawking revealed how the Earth formed from a formless cloud of dust and debris, in the same fashion as Moses described in Genesis.
The Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society announced Pastor Silas Malafaia as this year’s prestigious William J. Seymour Award international recipient, recognized for his years of dedicated service in ministry, integrity, and leadership.
Throughout his ministry, the Rev. Billy Graham has earned many titles and recognitions: evangelist, author, minister and spiritual advisor to U.S. presidents. Carson-Newman University felt one title was missing. On Friday, the Jefferson City, Tenn., school named Graham “Evangelist of the 20th Century.”
The recognition was presented to Graham at his home in Montreat, N.C., by Carson-Newman University President J. Randall O’Brien.
“I am thankful to Dr. O’Brien and Carson-Newman University for the honor of receiving the ‘Evangelist of the 20th Century Award,’” said Graham. “It is especially meaningful to receive this from a school well known for shaping hearts and minds of next generation students for Jesus Christ.
“I also commend this church-related institution for recently receiving the status of ‘university’—well-fitting Carson-Newman’s mission ‘Higher Education for a Higher Purpose.’ While I do not deserve this award, I accept it in the name of the One whom I have sought to serve all my life.”
O’Brien said the decision to present Graham with the prestigious honor was a unanimous decree from the University’s board of trustees.
“We feel we are the privileged ones to be able to present Dr. Graham with this award,” said O’Brien. “At Carson-Newman we believe in the power of the gospel in transforming lives to better serve God and neighbor. I can think of no one in modern history who has helped transform more lives for the kingdom of God than Billy Graham,” said O’Brien. “This award joyfully recognizes Dr. Graham’s faithful service and heart for sharing with others the saving love of Christ.”
Graham’s impact throughout his lifetime of ministry cannot be overstated. His accomplishments and recognitions are legendary. Often referred to as “America’s Pastor,” Graham has been named to Gallup’s “Top 10 Most Admired Men in the World” 56 times since 1948—the most of any individual.
The North Carolina native founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950, and has preached the gospel to more live audiences than anyone in history—some 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. He is the author of 31 books, many becoming best-sellers. He is the recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, 1996, and the Honorary Knight Commander of the order of the British Empire, 2001.
The “Evangelist of the Century” honor is the first of its kind to be presented by Carson-Newman University, O’Brien explained. “In the years to come, we will continue to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our world,” said O’Brien.
Graham was married to the late Ruth Bell Graham. Together they had three daughters and two sons. Ruth Graham, the family’s third daughter, serves as honorary chair of Carson-Newman’s Women of Vision, an organization that helps support the University through personal, professional and philanthropic avenues.
“Ruth Graham has been a grace-gift to Carson-Newman,” O’Brien said. “Her ministry to our students and University family has modeled the compassion of Jesus Christ. Oh, the lives she has touched!” he added. “I know her father is proud of her, as are we. We love them both dearly.”
Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts university. Founded in 1851, the school is located among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The university has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
(Source: Charisma News)
Pilgrims who flocked to Rome for the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis on Tuesday had high hopes he can reform and revive the Catholic Church, bring it closer to ordinary people and focus global attention on helping the poor.
Foursquare missionary Kyle Bauer was kidnapped last Thursday in Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta. Through the work of local authorities, the FBI, and the U.S. Embassy, as well as coordinated communication between family, Foursquare leadership, and hostage consultants, Kyle was returned safely to his family at approximately 11 a.m. last Friday.
“Francis, rebuild my Church!” This is how St. Francis of Assisi recounts Christ’s call of the founder of the Franciscan Order. It is also how Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at the age of 76, and a Jesuit, seems to have accepted his election to the papacy with the choice of a name that no other pope has ever chosen.
The doctor who cured an HIV-infected baby for the first time is happier talking to children than to adults and is finding all the attention since the news came out a little overwhelming.
Evangelist Benny Hinn and his ex-wife Suzanne were remarried on Sunday after being divorced since 2011.
Christian music artist Carman Licciardello has been diagnosed with cancer.
The musician and evangelist wrote on his Facebook page Thursday morning: “I have delayed
writing this but those of you I call friends and supporters, who have prayed for me and this
ministry need to know about this new battle that lies ahead. One week ago I was diagnosed with
myeloma cancer. It is incurable and I’ve been given a 3- to 4-year window of time.”