Posted 5/15/13 at 1:20 PM | Christian Post
According to Holiday Insights, today is National Chocolate Chip Day.
Posted 5/10/13 at 11:17 AM | Christian Post |
The popular restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is holding its annual Leadercast today in Atlanta, Georgia. Thousands of business owners, nonprofit directors and church leaders are attending seminars and networking at the leadership training event.
(Special Note: Throughout the day CP will be updating this blog to include quotes from conference speakers.)
Author John Maxwell inspired the event by advocating an affordable leadership training event.
Conference attendees are sharing on Twitter favorite quotes from conference speakers with the hashtag #CFALeadercast.
A. Larry Ross, the well known Christian publicist is attending the year's event.
This year's list of speakers includes time management expert David Allen, author Dr. Henry Cloud, emcee Tripp Crosby, author Michael Hyatt, basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, author John Maxwell, Navy Seal Rorke, Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, pastor Andy Stanley and Jack Welch the former CEO of General Electric. FULL POST
Posted 5/5/13 at 12:50 PM | Christian Post |
Happy Easter to our Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox and Coptic readers.
If you are not familiar with Orthodox Christians, these believers have some unique traditions and often use the Jillian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar.
Some Orthodox believers participate in a Holy Fire ritual the night before at Easter. As Wikipedia explains:
"Orthodox tradition holds that the Holy Fire is a miracle that happens annually on the day preceding Orthodox Easter, in which a blue light emanates either from the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or from the slab believed to be the "Stone of Anointing" upon which Jesus' body was prepared for burial, which eventually forms a column containing a form of fire, from which candles are lit, which are then used to light the candles of the clergy and pilgrims in attendance."
Fire from Bethlehem is then carried to other countries often by planes and used to light bonfires.
Posted 5/2/13 at 9:29 AM | Christian Post |
Here at CP Events blog we are joining the National Day of Prayer National Observance which started at 9 am Eastern. While many Americans are meeting for local observances, this national meeting is being held at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Bobby Little of the Christian Embassy introduces the Ambassador of Malawi who will lead in prayer for the nations.
Ambassador Steve Matenje prays for the peoples of the world to make peace to God through Jesus Christ.
Matenje prays for the victims of earthquakes in China and the victims of sex trafficking.
Matenje finally prays for the cities to be places of peace.
Shirley Dobson introduces Congressman Robert Aderholt.
Congressman Robert Aderholt is a member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Aderholt quotes Benjamin Franklin encouraging prayer for government.
9:44 FULL POST
Posted 5/1/13 at 11:55 PM | Christian Post
Posted 5/1/13 at 12:59 PM | Christian Post |
Today the White House Press Secretary released a transcript of a President Barack Obama's 2013 National Day of Prayer proclamation:
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, 2013
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
Americans have long turned to prayer both in times of joy
and times of sorrow. On their voyage to the New World, the
earliest settlers prayed that they would "rejoice together,
mourn together, labor, and suffer together, always having before
our eyes our commission and community in the work." From that
day forward, Americans have prayed as a means of uniting,
guiding, and healing. In times of hardship and tragedy, and
in periods of peace and prosperity, prayer has provided
reassurance, sustenance, and affirmation of common purpose. FULL POST
Posted 4/30/13 at 8:03 PM | Christian Post |
On Thursday May 2nd Christians across America will participate in the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. If your church is not hosting a prayer event, you can contact your local Christian radio station and they will probably have information about local prayer events.
On May 1st the Family Research Council is hosting a men's prayer meeting with John Bornschein, Dr. Kenyn Cureton, Rabbi Neal Surasky, Craig Dance, Russ Branzell and Greg Laurie. The two-hour men's prayer event will be streamed over the Internet and starts at 10 am Eastern.
On the evening of May 2nd OneCry is hosting a two-hour prayer event with U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Francis Chan, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Nick Hall and Matthew West. This event starts at 8 pm Eastern.
"In His name the nations will put their hope." - Matthew 12:21 NIV
Posted 4/18/13 at 2:05 PM | Christian Post |
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Boston, Massachusetts 12:04 P.M.
EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Boston!
Scripture tells us to “run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Run with endurance the race that is set before us.
On Monday morning, the sun rose over Boston. The sunlight glistened off the Statehouse dome. In the Common and the Public Garden, spring was in bloom. On this Patriot’s Day, like so many before, fans jumped onto the T to see the Sox at Fenway. In Hopkinton, runners laced up their shoes and set out on a 26.2-mile test of dedication and grit and the human spirit. And across this city, hundreds of thousands of Bostonians lined the streets -- to hand the runners cups of water and to cheer them on.
It was a beautiful day to be in Boston -- a day that explains why a poet once wrote that this town is not just a capital, not just a place. Boston, he said, “is the perfect state of grace.”
And then, in an instant, the day’s beauty was shattered. A celebration became a tragedy. And so we come together to pray, and mourn, and measure our loss. But we also come together today to reclaim that state of grace -- to reaffirm that the spirit of this city is undaunted, and the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed.
Posted 4/16/13 at 11:12 AM | Christian Post
UPDATE: President Barack Obama gave second speech Tuesday morningabout the Boston Marathon bombing from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. The transcript is posted below:
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
11:30 A.M. EDT
Good morning, everybody. I've just been briefed by my national security team, including FBI Director Mueller, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Napolitano, and my Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, on the attacks in Boston. We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens, and to investigate and to respond to this attack.
Obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims, their families, and the city of Boston. We know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of Americans, and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy.
This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. What we don’t yet know, however, is who carried out this attack, or why; whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. That's what we don't yet know. And clearly, we’re at the beginning of our investigation.
It will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. But we will find out. We will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice.
We also know this -- the American people refuse to be terrorized. Because what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness, and generosity and love: Exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood, and those who stayed to tend to the wounded, some tearing off their own clothes to make tourniquets. The first responders who ran into the chaos to save lives. The men and women who are still treating the wounded at some of the best hospitals in the world, and the medical students who hurried to help, saying “When we heard, we all came in.” The priests who opened their churches and ministered to the hurt and the fearful. And the good people of Boston who opened their homes to the victims of this attack and those shaken by it.
So if you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil -- that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid.
In the coming days, we will pursue every effort to get to the bottom of what happened. And we will continue to remain vigilant. I’ve directed my administration to take appropriate security measures to protect the American people. And this is a good time for all of us to remember that we all have a part to play in alerting authorities -- if you see something suspicious, speak up.
I have extraordinary confidence in the men and women of the FBI, the Boston Police Department, and the other agencies that responded so heroically and effectively in the aftermath of yesterday’s events. I’m very grateful for the leadership of Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino. And I know that even as we protect our people and aggressively pursue this investigation, the people of Boston will continue to respond in the same proud and heroic way that they have thus far -- and their fellow Americans will be right there with them.
Thank you very much. And you can expect further briefings from our law enforcement officials as the day goes on. When we have more details, they will be disclosed. What I’ve indicated to you is what we know now. We know it was bombs that were set off. We know that obviously they did some severe damage. We do not know who did them. We do not know whether this was an act of an organization or an individual or individuals. We don’t have a sense of motive yet. So everything else at this point is speculation. But as we receive more information, as the FBI has more information, as our out counterterrorism teams have more information, we will make sure to keep you and the American people posted.
Thank you very much, everybody.
Below is the statement President Obama released Monday evening from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
6:11 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in Boston. We’re continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as it unfolds. And I’ve directed the full resources of the federal government to help state and local authorities protect our people, increase security around the United States as necessary, and investigate what happened.
The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight. And Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss.
We don’t yet have all the answers. But we do know that multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in explosions at the Boston Marathon.
I’ve spoken to FBI Director Mueller and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, and they’re mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond. FULL POST