Archaeologists in Israel have found a rare inscription of the name of an apparently influential person from the time of King David, a name that is also mentioned in the Bible, according to Israel Antiquities Authority.
Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old large ceramic jar with the inscription of the name "Eshbaal Ben Beda," The Associated Press reported Sunday.
The Old Testament book of 1 Chronicles in 8:33 and 9:39 identifies the fourth son of Saul as Eshbaal, also written as as Ish-bosheth. "Ner was the father of Kish, Kish the father of Saul, and Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal," the verses read. more >>
Ciara Harris, the 29-year-old singer whose NFL player boyfriend Russell Wilson recently revealed some intimate details about their relationship, says she's not upset with the Christian athlete for telling the world about their physical relationship, or lack thereof.
In an interview with "Access Hollywood," the singer known as Ciara spoke about waiting "until the deal is sealed" to engage in any sexual activity with the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
Wilson first made the announcement when he appeared at The Rock Church in San Diego on July 5 and told pastor Miles McPherson that God told him to lead Ciara in a vow of celibacy. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to bring his brand of inspiration to a new talk show where he expects to spark national conversations about socially relevant topics.
Jakes, the 58-year-old senior pastor of The Potter's House church in Dallas, Texas, will host the hour long series set to first broadcast in select markets from Aug. 17 through Sept. 11.
"This show provides a great platform to expand conversations, to be encouraging, positive, uplifting and help people work through tight places in their lives," Jakes said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. more >>
A congregation in Pennsylvania has voted overwhelmingly to leave the United Methodist Church over the growing debate that the mainline denomination is having regarding its position on homosexuality.
Wesley Church, a congregation in Quarryville that has an average weekly worship attendance of about 650, voted to leave the UMC after months of discernment.
Chris Lenhart, associate pastor at Wesley Church, told The Christian Post that leadership for the congregation saw a "considerable chasm forming between what Wesley believed and affirmed about the nature of God's word and what the denomination believed and affirmed about the nature of God's Word. more >>
The Korean office for Voice of the Martyrs announced at a press conference earlier this week that the Christian missionary organization will be sending Bibles into the southern part of North Korea.
"In North Korea, even children are aware of the risks of possessing a Bible. Even socks, clothes or food are dangerous. People who pick up a Bible know their choice is very risky, they could probably end up being executed," said the Rev. Eric Foley, CEO of VOM Korea to NK News, explaining the dangers of owning a Bible in the Communist state.
VOM will be sending the Bibles, translated into a North Korean dialect, via balloons, a means by which the group has used in the past. more >>
Miracles happen — and not just in the movies. That's what actress/producer Roma Downey wants to share in her new TLC series "Answered Prayers," where she'll invite viewers to follow the miraculous stories of real people who experience divine intervention.
"I'm thrilled that we've been able to make this," says Downey to The Christian Post about the new series, which she executive produces with her husband Mark Burnett. "People of faith will be drawn to this. It's a breath of fresh air."
"Answered Prayers" is a six-part series that features the gripping stories of real people, told through emotional interviews which are interwoven with real footage as well as reenactments. Audiences will be introduced to "brave families willing to share their darkest moments," Downey says. more >>