NEW YORK — It doesn't matter if you are rich, poor, black, white or Asian, if you're a Christian, suggests Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, that identity and all the qualities attached to it should trump all else. And here's why.
At an annual leadership initiative called Movement Day, hosted at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, Keller suggested that if Christians focused more on the identity they all share in Christ — instead of identities based on differences — they could more positively impact their communities.
"There are great spiritual and cultural divides in every city. There are temperamental divides. There are cultural, racial and generational divides. And we can't communicate the Gospel by word and expect anybody to hear it unless we also back up our communication with deeds," said Keller. more >>
Rockstar Games has released a Halloween update for "GTA Online" that features new cars, t-shirts, and Halloween-themed gear.
Earlier reports on the update, titled "Halloween Surprise," had pointed out fresh gameplay details, which include Halloween vehicles, weapons, costumes, and gear.
A leaked gameplay video had even appeared online featuring the actual vehicles that would be included with the DLC. There are two cars included in the update - the Lurcher and B-Type cars with a dead old man sitting in the backset of the former. The Lurcher is known as the Lurcher Hearse while the B-Type car is known as the Franken Strange. more >>
A public high school quarterback in upstate New York was penalized for raising his right hand toward the sky to thank God after he scored a long touchdown run to put his team down by one point at a crucial moment in the game.
In the final minutes of the first half of Mexico High School's regular season finale at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High, Mexico junior quarterback Dante Turo, a devout Christian, exploded through the middle for a 73-yard run for a touchdown that brought the Tigers within one point of tying the game going into halftime.
As Turo crossed the goal line to give him his second touchdown of the game, he pointed toward the sky for a couple seconds to give honor to God for giving him the ability to make such a play. Soon after, the referee in the end zone threw more >>
NEW YORK — Lakewood Church Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Joel Osteen and his family told thousands of New Yorkers who attended his Night of Hope event at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on Friday that they are "pregnant with possibility" and shouldn't abandon their dreams.
Osteen, along with his wife, Victoria, and mother, Dolores, shared testimonies about how they endured harsh trials — yet emerged from their ordeals feeling blessed — as the crowd eagerly listened.
Dolores testified of her battle with cancer in 1981 when she was given just two weeks to live. Despite the initial diagnosis, she continued to believe that God would heal her, and instead of being bitter, she chose to use her remaining time to forgive those who hurt her and to ask forgiveness of those whom she hurt. more >>
During Monday's episode of ABC's "The View," outspoken Christian Candace Cameron Bure defended a public high school football coach's right to pray with his student-athletes after games, which drew a quick rebuttal from lesbian co-host Raven-Symoné.
The show's "hot topic" over school prayer was in relation to Washington state public high school football coach Joe Kennedy who openly defied an order from the Bremerton School District when he knelt at the 50-yard line to pray after last Friday's game and was joined by his players, and opposing players, even though the district told him it was a violation of federal law.
"The View" co-host Paula Faris asked, "Isn't he violating the federal law that bans prayer in schools?" more >>
NEW YORK — Author and speaker Eric Metaxas recently hosted Dr. Ben Carson on his radio program and said that although the retired neurosurgeon may appear "soft spoken," he found the GOP presidential hopeful is "no softy" but in fact "very passionate."
Metaxas, speaking to The Christian Post on occasion of his new book, Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness, also talked briefly about the current campaign field. He shared his thoughts on who among the many Republican contenders duking it out in the ring for dominance were, to him, the strongest candidates. He also expressed deep concerns about the state of religious freedom under the Obama administration.
The transcript has been edited for clarity. more >>