Once in a while, a book comes along that reminds me of those "you are here" labels on hiking maps. I want to tell you about such a book, and how it can reorient you,
In the opening scene of the 2001 film adaptation of "The Fellowship of the Ring," Cate Blanchett's Galadriel whispers hauntingly, "The world has changed. I can feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it."
Western Christians in 2016 can relate. Something has shifted. The world we inhabit seems to have become disenchanted, and so many of those around us have entered a state in some ways worse than atheism — a state of indifference toward God and the supernatural. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — Esteemed evangelist Greg Laurie warned thousands of Christians and non-believers Friday night that one sin is all it takes to keep them out of Heaven and contended that religion is driving many people away from Jesus Christ.
Laurie, the senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship church in Riverside, California, gave a 35-minute message to over 32,000 people gathered at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for SoCal Harvest 2016 and thousands more watching on webcast.
While the point of the 27th annual three-night worship event organized by Harvest Crusades is to encourage non-Christians and disenfranchised Christians to proclaim or re-proclaim their love for Christ, Laurie stressed that the Bible says the only way to Heaven and the Father is through Christ. more >>
LeBron James is apparently determined to get better to defend their NBA title. With the opening of the 2016-17 season coming around the corner, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar already looks insanely in-shape for another triumphant run in the court.
Wildly Intense Workouts
Through his social media accounts, James gave a glimpse of his hardcore offseason workouts. He recently posted a video of him sprinting on the treadmill with teammate J.R. Smith on the background marveling at the NBA Finals MVP's intense regimen. more >>
"Girl Meets World" still has not been renewed by Disney Channel for its Season 4 – but there is no reason yet to freak out. Rowan Blanchard recently shared her optimism that the cancellation rumors may not be true.
Blanchard, who plays the lead role Riley Matthews in the coming-of-age television sitcom, admitted to SheKnows that Season 4 remains uncertain. She said that they are still waiting for the network to confirm the show's return. more >>
The first season of "The Man in the High Castle" received praises for its intriguing storyline, topnotch cinematography and sophisticated visual effects. With the Season 2 coming this December, the people behind the popular Amazon series face the challenge to sustain its quality.
Cinematographer James Hawkinson and VFX supervisor Jeff Baksinski recently revealed how they achieved the critically acclaimed look of the dystopian alternative history drama. Their works in the pilot season of the show both made them earn their first-ever Emmy nomination.
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For a member of the wrestling's storyline top brass, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan is still a fan favorite. Authoritative figures do not really get as much "pops" from the crowd as Bryan does, as was the case of Triple H and the McMahons.
So it was no surprise that fans got pumped when, in an altercation between The Miz and the American Dragon, the latter confirmed that he would return to the ring should the company allow him.
With a possible comeback in the works, questions arise not only on the SmackDown Live General Manager's health and capabilities, but on the risks wrestlers face in-ring as well. more >>