The Rev. Vanable H. Moody II, pastor of The Worship Center Christian Church in Bessemer, Alabama, and author of the new book, The People Factor, says it is time we do relationships right — at home, on the job and at church.
"Clearly, relationships can make the difference between a great life and a miserable existence," Moody writes in The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose. "They can launch us into heights of excellence and achievement we never dreamed possible, or they can keep us down in the dumps, tethered to mediocrity for all of our days."
According to Moody, often referred to as Pastor Van, Christians cannot afford to take relationships lightly or for granted, as they are God's main mode of operation in the world. "Any and everything that God has ever done and will ever do in the world He does through people," he told The Christian Post. more >>
Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling visits with Christians who believe in deliverance, or the practice of casting out demons in an upcoming episode of her Oprah Winfrey Network program, "Our America With Lisa Ling."
In the premiere episode of her final season of "Our America" on OWN, Ling visits charismatic churches in Georgia and Florida to observe first-hand how some Christians practice deliverance — "where faith and the power of Christ are called upon to cast Satan's demons from the emotionally tormented," according to a press release.
Similar to those who practice exorcisms, Christians who practice deliverance ministry believe that demonic forces not only can possess people, but inflict them with various physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional ailments. more >>
NEW YORK – Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, whose 2012 film "2016: Obama's America" is one of the highest grossing documentaries in decades, pleaded guilty before a U.S. district judge on Tuesday to a campaign finance law violation.
The filmmaker pleaded guilty to one criminal count of making illegal contributions in the names of others. A second count on making false statements is expected to be dismissed following the sentencing. D'Souza, who previously served as president of The King's College, will now avert a trial that would have begun the same day in federal court, Reuters reported.
NEW YORK — Bill Courtney knows a thing or two about what it takes to be an effective leader. The Tennessee native, businessman and author, was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary that chronicled how he helped transform a group of at-risk teens into a tight-knit and highly motivated football team.
Courtney has just released the book Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love (co-authored with Michael Arkush), and in its pages shares principles on character, commitment, service and leadership that he has learned over the years and have brought him success, especially as operator and owner of a $40 million lumber company.
Effective leaders take on a servant's mindset, he said, and are consistent, authentic and sincere in the lives of those they have been called to lead. more >>
NEW YORK – The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened on Thursday to survivors, families and rescuers. The curator noted that America has never experienced a day like Sept. 11, 2001.
"We all had our different thresholds about what was the right thing to do," the musuem's curator, Jan Ramirez, said according to CNN . "We want to remind people why 9/11 was unlike any other day the country has experienced. But we did not want to cross a threshold where a visitor's empathy shuts down. That would be a horrible misfire of our objectives."
The museum, which will open to the public on May 21, ahead of Memorial Day weekend, contains 12,500 objects, 1,995 oral histories and 580 hours of film and video detailing the events on and following Sept. 11, 2001. On that day, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, hijacked by terrorists working with Islamic extremist group Al Qaeda, were purposefully crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center, leading to their collapse. more >>
After less than three years as the top editor of The New York Times, the company abruptly announced Wednesday that Jill Abramson had been fired and replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, the first black editor to lead the paper.
A report from The New York Times said the announcement from Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the paper and chairman of The New York Times Company, stunned the newsroom in a hastily assembled meeting. The decision was made, he said, because of "an issue with management in the newsroom."