On one side of 34-year-old Anthony Dever's stage production company are clients like Guns N' Roses, Alice in Chains, and Dixie Chicks. On the other side of the company, named DPS Inc, are renowned Christian worship music teams such as Jesus Culture and Hillsong.
Dever, a devout Christian, has no problem explaining that his company serves two worlds.
"I call it a 50-50 split. We have our regular company, which is our base company, DPS Inc, and we also have our DPS House of Worship part," Dever told The Christian Post on the eve of providing the staging for a Hillsong event this week in Los Angeles that includes filming for the worship music giant's upcoming movie. more >>
The gunman shot dead during an attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday has been identified as 32-year-old petty criminal Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who was reportedly a recent convert to Islam. The shooting, which led to the death of a soldier posted at the National War Memorial, was the second attack on Canadian soldiers in the space of three days.
"We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said following the shooting. He added that on Monday, an "ISIL-inspired terrorist" ran over two soldiers and killed one in the province of Quebec. The man, who was shot down by police, was also a recent convert to Islam.
Editor's Note: This is part two of a two-part series on global warming and creation care written in a point-counterpoint format. Part one can be read here.
In "Climate Change, Creation Care, and the Cosmic Glue," Paul de Vries sets forth excellent principles for Christian care of creation:The earth was good when God made it, and "When we humans have messed up some aspects of God's creation, we should seek to restore them." People should be stewards of God's earth, and dominion granted in Genesis 1:28 does not mean abuse but "'improving and protecting' nature." We are to love our neighbors as ourselves, including by how we treat the earth and its resources. Jesus Christ "dwells in his creation, sustaining everything that exists," and we should "serve our Creator and take some responsibility to free his creation from its being so badly 'subjected to futility' (Romans 8:20, partly through pollution) and its being in 'bondage to decay' (Romans 8:21, partly through depletion of natural resources."
With these every thoughtful Christian should agree. more >>
Ariana Grande has joined Kabbalah and rejected the Catholic faith of her youth because of the church's stance on her brother's homosexuality, SpongeBob Squarepants and Harry Potter, among other things. The "Problem" singer talked about her entry into Kabbalah — the cult of Jewish mysticism that has lured other high-profile stars like Ashton Kutcher and Madonna — and slammed the church in recent interviews.
"When my brother (Frankie J. Grande) was told that God didn't love him I was like, 'OK, that's not cool,'" she told the Sunday Telegraph magazine last week. "They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it."
"You have to watch your intentions, make sure you're not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality," she continued. more >>
A provocative new ad by T-shirt company FCKH8, that features kids cursing in the name of feminism, has been yanked from social network site YouTube, and the company hit back at criticism today.
In the ad, entitled "F-Bombs For Feminism: Potty-Mouth Princesses Use Bad Word for Good Cause," five young girls (ages 6 -13) are featured wearing princess costumes and cursing while protesting sexism. They are seen angrily mouthing off about gender inequality and one even casually flips the bird to the camera for shock value.
"What is more offensive? A little girl saying f--- or the f------ unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?" the girls ask in the 2:35minute clip. more >>
A very excited toddler dressed up in a Minion from the famous film "Despicable Me" does something extremely adorable. You will definitely watch it more than once and laugh for hours.
It seems this little boy is having trouble walking and balancing himself in his Halloween costume. So eventually he falls over, though he isn't hurt. But, says something extremely funny that everyone who watches will remember. Not even his mother in the other room can hold her laugh in.
The family sent this video to "America's Funniest Home Videos" and it was a hit! His Minion costume will get him lots of candy for Halloween! more >>