"It's not about how you start, it's how you finish," writes Christian rock/rap artist Manafest, who knows what it is to work hard for something having gone through his entire life as an underdog from a young age. Now, after a string of successful albums, world tours, and the gift to be able to share the story of his God transformed life; Manafest shows you what it is like to be a "Fighter."
"Fighter: Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams," chronicles the journey of Christopher Greenwood as a young boy in Canada before becoming a well known artist. His father committed suicide when he was just 5-years-old leaving him to be raised by a single mother who did her best to provide for him.
Always having a background in church, Greenwood was able to stay pretty grounded because of this and the few well placed mentors in his life to get him by. more >>
Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham and Ruth Graham, recently published his latest book, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World. He spoke with The Christian Post about his message in the book and how God's grace has played out in his own life. Here are some quotes from Tchividjian from his discussion with CP.
The theme of his book, One Way Love
"It's a book about grace, specifically God's grace, and the radical nature of God's grace and how that grace transforms our relationships on the ground, how it transforms our perspective on life, on work. It's really sort of an exposition on God's one way love, which is my definition for grace, and not only how that sets us free in terms of our need to somehow perform for God to get him to love us. But It also sets us free here on the ground of everyday life. So many of us are so tired because we're trying our best to secure love and meaning and approval and acceptance and those sorts of things though our work, through our children, through our relationships, whatever. When we come to terms with the fact that before God we are, because of what Jesus has done, forever loved, forever approved, forever accepted, our meaning worth value, security all of those things has been secured by Jesus and given to us, that sets us free on the ground of life to live without needing to get from people, so now you're free to give to people." more >>
Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham, says he believes the Christian Church has gone off course, and that he is praying for a new reformation.
Calling 16th century German theologian Martin Luther one of his heroes, Tchividjian recently told The Christian Post that he believes the church has been placing an unbiblical, and burdensome, emphasis on "performancism," instead of sticking to "Sola gratia," or as he puts it, "one way love."
"Church is the one place where people who are weary and heavy-laden should be able to come and find rest, so that when they leave they feel lighter that the pressure's off. They're reminded that everything you need, God has done for you in Jesus and given to you," said Tchividjian. "Oftentimes, people don't leave worship services feeling like that. They feel more burdened, because they've been given a to-do list. They've been given a checklist of things they must do if they're gonna be a good Christian, a checklist of things they must do if they want God to really love them and even like them. I'm trying through this book to maybe help the church make some sort of a paradigm shift." more >>
WASHINGTON – A prominent economist argued that the success of the great empires of the past was tied to their support for religious freedom and economic systems similar to Jesus' teachings on charity and hard work.
"Religious freedom is very important for the power and stability of the greater society," Tim Kane, chief economist at the Hudson Institute and co-author of Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. He urged Christians to stand up for their rights and to defend America's heritage – from Jesus Christ to Abraham Lincoln.
"There has developed in America an intolerance for Christians and a mocking of people of faith," Kane argued. He also attacked the "negative light" in which many teachers and entertainers allegedly put America's history and heritage. more >>
Nobel Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is preparing to release his latest children's book "Let There Be Light" this holiday season.
Complete with stunning illustrations by Nancy Tillman, the storybook inspires the imagination when it comes to nature and life found on Earth.
Archbishop Tutu introduces the story by explaining the words found in Scripture, "Let there be light," and what ensued after those "four marvelous words." more >>
The vast majority of American Christians believe that God gives second chances to people who have made bad decisions in the past says a newly released study.
According to the findings of a recently released survey by LifeWay Research, 84 percent of Christians believe God gives second chances.
Broken down by group, 95 percent of "Protestant, Nondenominational" respondents and 98 percent of "Born-again, Evangelical, Fundamentalist" respondents agreed. more >>