Justin Bieber may be an 18-year-old Canadian crooner well known for his musical abilities, but the singer's mother is letting it be known that she struggled with molestation and financial hardships before bringing him into the world.
Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mother, penned the book Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom, detailing some of the issues she had to go through before birthing a teenage heartthrob. Mollette recently told USA Today that penning the book was a healing process.
"I always wanted to write a book about my story," Mallette said. "I wanted to be as vulnerable as I could, so that young girls who have been through similar things could relate. I pretty much bared my soul. It definitely furthered my healing process." more >>
The United Church of Canada last week approved a boycott on all products made in disputed Israeli-Palestinian territories in protest over Israeli settlements purportedly pushing into Palestinian territory.
The recommendation was approved on Aug. 15 by the Church's General Council in Ottawa, after an eight-day event that included more than 350 delegates.
Bruce Gregersen, General Council Officer of the UCC, shared with The Christian Post some background on the situation by revealing that The United Church's history of engagement with the region goes back to the late 1940s, when a past moderator of the church was a medical missionary in Gaza. more >>
People are less likely to punish others for their misdeeds if they believe it is "God's job" to do so, a recently released study suggests.
In order to find out how people felt about punishment, researchers conducted five separate studies. In the first three, participants were surveyed to find out the degree to which they believed in "powerful, intervening Gods," and then they participated in an exercise in which some of them had the opportunity to punish others for being uncooperative.
The findings from the first three studies show that those who believe in intervening gods are less likely to personally punish violators, and are also less likely to support government spending to carry out punishments. more >>
Grant Jeffrey, a Canadian Bible teacher known as an expert on Bible prophecies, an advocate of dispensationalism and host of TBN's "Bible Prophecy Revealed," passed away over the weekend after a cardiac arrest. He was 63.
"He is now without pain, he is healed and now with his Heavenly Father. He will be missed sorely," reads a statement published on the Grant Jeffrey Ministries website. The funeral will be held in Toronto, at a location to be announced soon, ministry officials said. more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is recruiting churches across Canada to train some of their members in evangelism as preparation for next year's launch of its "My Hope" telecast.
The Canada telecast of BGEA's "My Hope," which involves friends sharing Jesus with friends with the help of broadcasts and videos, is being planned for November 2013, Calgary Herald reported.
With the goal of saturating every country in the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ, this relationship-based ministry has reached 57 countries and about 10 million people have said they have established a personal relationship with Christ, according to the ministry website. more >>
Members of a Christian college in Canada will be placing posters around the Toronto Transit Commission's subway system in an attempt to counter recent posters displayed by a Muslim group declaring "there is no god but Allah."
"JESUS SAID, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one come to the Father except through Me,'" the posters from the Canada Christian College (CCC) reads. The college told The Toronto Sun Monday that it would be placing posters around 50 transportation centers across the city to reach out to commuters.
The CCC poster campaign is set to be launched by May 1 and follows a similar campaign carried out this past January by a Canadian Muslim group, the Walk-In Islamic Infocenter. more >>