While American involvement in church may be on the decline these days, what remains of great interest to many is the End Times and what the Bible has to say about it.
Items like "Blood Moons," the Rapture, and predictions over specific dates for the end have captivated countless people in the United States and the world at large. Yet what do people mean when they talk about the Rapture or Millennialism? What do theologians have to say about the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and the final Judgment?
Billy Hallowell, faith editor with The Blaze, recently released a book detailing the diverse theological opinions on the End Times, titled The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers. more >>
201'6 Free Comic Book Day is on May 7, and as with the Free Comic Book Days in the previous years, comic book fans are in for a treat this year with 50 great titles of comic books. According to the official site of the celebration, the selection of 50 titles includes thirty-eight Silver Sponsors books and 12 Gold Sponsor Comics.
The Silver Sponsors lists include "The Pink Panther," "Strawberry Shortcake," "Grumpy Cat," "Sanjay and Craig," "Assassin's Creed," "Spongebob," "March" as well as "Captain America," "Attack on Titan" and DC Comics Silver Edition. The Gold Sponsors list includes "Archie," DC Comics Gold Book, "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who." These free comic books will be available in participating comic book shops all over the world.
"An incredible selection of Silver comics for fans for Free Comic Book Day this year, and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the event that with such a diverse range of titles for readers of all ages," said FCBD's Marketing Director, Dan Manser. more >>
A.R. Bernard, one of New York City's most influential pastors and leader of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, revealed Thursday that he and his wife, Karen, who have been married for more than 40 years, were once headed for divorce.
"Pastor or not we were headed for divorce," said Bernard Thursday during an interview on New York's Power 105.1 morning radio program, The Breakfast Club, about his new book "Four Things Women Want from a Man."
"I will tell you, I look back and I made some very immature, stupid decisions and maybe that will be in another book. Details, the juicy details," he continued before discussing some of the missteps he made as a husband. more >>
Bestselling author Claudia Gray's "Star Wars: Bloodline," which hit store shelves this week, tells the story of Princess/General Leia Organa in her various roles and titles in the Star Wars universe.
The novel, which is set roughly in the time gap between "Return of the Jedi" (1983) and "The Force Awakens" (2015), finds Leia, a senator in the New Republic, in charge of investigating a new threat to the fledgling government. As she deals with this criminal/terrorist menace, her husband, Han, a starship racer, jets off with Chewie to distant galaxies. Ben, her son, is elsewhere with his uncle Luke, Leia's twin brother, from whom he is learning the ways of the Force.
On top of all these familial connections, it is Leia's relationship with her late father, Darth Vader, that the popular senator must deal with in "Bloodline." more >>
New Zealand-born evangelist and creationist Ray Comfort, co-host of the "The Way of the Master" TV show, has said he will give the thousands of atheists attending the Reason Rally 2016 in Washington D.C. on June 4 $25,000 worth of Subway gift cards, alongside a copy of his book.
"Most atheists don't know that there's never been an atheist president, that no member of Congress is an atheist, that in some states it's illegal for atheists to run for office, and that recent surveys show atheists in America are about as popular as rapists. It's a fascinating read," Comfort said of the book, titled Why Pigs Will Fly Before America Has an Atheist President.
As for the gift cards that his Living Waters ministry will also be giving out, Comfort added: "The $25,000 worth of gift cards are a little something for them to chew on (we are hoping to feed 5,000 — it's been done before). more >>
The special one-night event, "Come to the Garden – On Stage!", which emphasizes the importance of heavenly beings, is being brought to the big screen by Fathom Events and Eakin Films on May 3. The son of three-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith, Tyler Michael Smith, opened up to The Christian Post about his involvement in the project, his belief in angels and the impact his father has made on his life.
"I obviously grew up in a musical home. My dad being Michael W. Smith, he's been doing music since before I was born, so I was definitely born into it. It was always just a normal part of my life," Smith told CP.
Starting as early as age 5 with piano lessons, the successful composer has made music for a variety of different companies including Sony Pictures, Carmike Cinemas, Coca-Cola, and Cinemacon. He credits his love for making music to his father. more >>