Over the last year we published over 150 stories sharing faith and hope with a world in desperate need of God’s grace and mercy. Here are some of our top post this year based on page views.
1 Netanyahu declares war – hundreds dead in Israel
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared war on Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that launched a surprise attack of over 2,200 rockets launched at Israel Saturday morning, killing 200+ and injuring hundreds more.
“We are at war,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said via television, announcing a mass army mobilization. “Not an ‘operation,’ not a ‘round,’ but at war.”
2 Kirk Franklin’s new lyrics go viral- lion and lamb bow down to the goat!?
When Kirk Franklin‘s new lyrics describe the lion and the lamb bowing down to the goat, there was some explaining to do, to say the least. The gospel singer and performing artist caused some confusion. The phrase goat has become a buzzword in sports and in popular culture of late. Standing as an acronym for the “greatest of all time” the phrase is thrown around in everyday street speak. However, translating the word into Christian culture, goat stands for those outside of the kingdom, not included with the sheep in the kingdom of God. When Franklin then proceeded to say that the lion and the lamb will bow down to the goat, it was even more concerning.
3 Stunning: Nathan Kistler puts Lord’s prayer to song at US Capitol
Singer Nathan Kistler has gone viral online after putting the Lord’s prayer to the song while he toured the nation’s capital this week. The Christian singer who describes himself on social media as a Christian singer sharing Jesus with members of Congress in Washington D.C. was overwhelmed at the response as thousands were encouraged in the faith by hearing his bold and beautiful melody.
4 Greg Laurie finishes the story of what happened to his dad, and it’s amazing
Jesus Revolution, the movie, follows the story of a young Greg Laurie’s spiritual journey, experimentation with drugs, quest to marry Cathe, and eventually to start his church and ministry, which is still growing to this day. The movie also gives us a glimpse into his less-than-stellar upbringing, and journey from New Jersey to California, leaving behind Greg’s father by adoption. The movie portrays a young Laurie, devastated that his mother was leaving his father, but Laurie filled in the rest of the story on a recent YouTube video, which is simply amazing.
5 The Gospel According to Actor & Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey made a special guest appearance speaking about forgiveness, grace, and new life – all key components of the Christian faith. Carrey shared his message at a Los Angeles job training agency for former prison inmates. Carrey took the opportunity to share about the forgiveness and salvation of Jesus Christ. The speech has many people asking, is Jim Carrey a Christian, and what type of faith does Carrey have?
6 America’s Pastor Rick Warren To Preach Virtually Citing Health Issues
Pastor Rick Warren, founder and lead pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA with campuses around the world asked for prayer this weekend as he battles an auto-immune health-related issue that is causing him a lot of pain.
“Today, I need you to pray for me. As you know I have been facing a health problem that’s been causing a lot of pain in my body and actually even some paralysis,” Warren told his congregation via video this past Sunday.
7 The ongoing fight against the Jewishness of Jesus
You would think this would be pretty easy to get right: according to the Gospels, Yeshua (Jesus) was born a Jew in an ancient Jewish city in the historic land of Israel. But no, all this must be disputed, after all, how can Jesus be the liberator of the oppressed if He Himself was born to an oppressor people in an oppressor city? The narrative must be changed.
8 Hollywood star gets baptized, renounces witchcraft
Katherine von Drachenberg, known as Kat Von D, the Hollywood-based Mexican-American tattoo artist, TV star, and recording artist had her own come to Jesus moment and got saved! The popular tattoo artist and “LA Ink” TV star, previously known for her dabbling in the occult and witchcraft, has turned a new leaf and is seen in her recent Instagram post giving her heart to Jesus in baptism. The post which contains a video and solely a cross symbol says it all.
9 House Speaker Mike Johnson: ‘I’m a Bible believing Christian’
The House ended its three-week hiatus without a Speaker this week with the appointment of Mike Johnson, (R-LA). Johnson is in his fourth term in the House, since 2017 representing Louisiana’s 4th congressional district. Before his service in the House, Johnson served as a Constitutional attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Bible-believing Christian.
10 Oregon QB glorifies God, stills himself before God after Colorado win
Faith in action: Nix, posting to his Instagram account on Monday, shared in his post how his faith is keeping him anchored and in awe of the journey God has him on. “Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10…” Nix continued, “Jesus, thank you for these moments.” The post contained a series of photos from Saturday’s game including one where his team is praying together on the field, and a face-to-face moment with Colorado Buffaloes’ highly visible head coach and outspoken believer, Deion Sanders.