A Brooklyn, New York woman filed a federal lawsuit against the City of New York and two NYPD officers seeking unspecified damages Friday for repeatedly barging into her home seeking to arrest her husband who has been dead for more than eight years.
Karen Fennell, her son James Jordan Jr. and Anthony Solis are named in the suit against the City of New York and the two officers identified only as John Doe and Jane Doe.
Fennell alleges in the suit that since her husband, James E. Jordan, passed away on March 17, 2006, the officers have showed up at her home on "numerous occasions" claiming they had a warrant for her husband's arrest. more >>
Hillsong, a Pentecostal powerhouse with church campuses spanning the globe, recently descended on New York City's Times Square to declare the name of Jesus before thousands of onlookers while also shooting cover art for a new album that shares its name with the megachurch's 2014 conference theme.
Instead of flashing the usual ads, news reports or the day's market results, 21 digital screens played for an hour a looped video comprised of just a few frames flashing repeatedly: "Jesus" and "No Other Name."
Jay Argaet, Hillsong's Art and Communications director, told The Christian Post that at least 400 people from Hillsong NYC church joined in the nighttime campaign at Times Square, one of the world's most sought out tourist destinations. more >>
A former officer from the New York Police Department has been arrested on hate crime charges for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on cars and buildings in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a large Jewish presence.
The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Michael Setiawan, was arrested before dawn Sunday after police received a 911 call about the swastikas and other anti-Semitic vandalism in Borough Park, according to The Associated Press.
Setiawan, an NYPD officer serving in Brooklyn's 69th precinct in the Canarsie neighborhood until 2007, faces charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes. more >>
Oprah Winfrey was among the more than 200 guests at the same-sex marriage of TV couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, the first gay couple to marry inside the New York Public Library.
Officiating the ceremony, which was attended by 220 guests, was Sheri Salata, the president of Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios, according to the People magazine.
After the ceremony, the Gospel for Teens/The Mama Foundation for the Arts performed for the guests. more >>
NEW YORK — Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship church and president of The Urban Alternative, recently shared his perspective on why the issue of homosexuality is unavoidable in today's cultural climate, and explained why he believes Christians cannot afford to remain silent or compromise on "God's standard about sexuality and the family."
Pastor Evans, known for his popular books and teachings on how a "kingdom agenda" impacts men, women, families, and society, founded the 10,000-member OCBF in 1976 with wife and ministry partner, Dr. Lois Evans.
Read the transcript of CP's interview with the Dallas, Texas, pastor and bestselling author, or watch the discussion in the video player below. more >>
A new documentary set to premiere on "The Gospel of Jesus's Wife" repeatedly reminds viewers that while testing shows the papyrus fragment indeed is an authentic ancient document, its contents do not actually prove that Christ was married. Yet, that does not keep the hour-long TV program from exploring, with titillating dramatizations, the possibility that Jesus was more than Mary of Magdala's savior.
While speculation that Jesus and Mary were an item are nothing new, "The Gospel of Jesus's Wife" documentary airing on the Smithsonian Channel asks important questions and wonders how the acontextual lines found on the ancient papyrus add weight to the argument.
"The Gospel of Jesus's Wife" first became known to Karen King, the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, in 2010 when she received an email from a man claiming to be in possession of a piece of ancient Coptic papyrus. The artifact, belonging to a private collector who wants to remain anonymous, is a 1 1/2 by 3-inch fragment of a fuller document that contains 33 words written in Coptic script, and which include the translated blockbuster line: "Jesus said to them, 'My wife ...'" While testing strongly supports that the papyrus originates from between the 6th and 9th centuries, the words themselves are believed to possibly have been written as early as the second to fourth centuries. more >>