NEW YORK — Christian author Joe Battaglia breaks down the "intellectual dishonesty of political correctness" in his new book The Politically Incorrect Jesus and he recently stopped by CP Voice to discuss his latest book further.
The writer, who is also the founder and president of Renaissance Communications and has had a hand in promoting such films as "The Passion" and "God's Not Dead" feels Christians need to rise above the politics and polemics of the day as Jesus did. He also explained that no cause should trump the mission of Christ in a Christian's life.
"As I say in the book, whenever we raise the flag higher than the cross we have a problem," Battaglia told CP Voice. "People get confused. Any flag or any cause. [Because] Christ said when He gets lifted up, not when a political party gets lifted up, not when an idea gets lifted up, not even when His best representatives get lifted up, but when He gets lifted up He will draw all men to Himself." more >>
New York Times bestselling author of the "Angels Walking" series Karen Kingsbury is making a Scriptural argument for the existence of angels on the heels of releasing her latest book.
Released earlier this month, "Chasing Sunsets" is the second book in the popular "Angels Walking" series, which features angels at work in desperate matters of the heart. While Kingsbury supports the existence of angels, the author acknowledged the controversy caused in some Christian communities over the topic during an interview with The Christian Post this week. Furthermore, Kingsbury rejected the idea that angels are deceased loved ones or that they deserve our prayers, citing Scripture.
"The Bible is pretty clear on angels in that they come from God His army, He is the one we worship, He is the one to be prayed to - not the angels," Kingsbury explained. "Angels can't be our dead mom or dad. We can hope our dead loved ones can see us from heaven and that they're praying for us, I think you could make a Scriptural argument for that, but they're not angels." more >>
NEW YORK — Former "Real Housewives of Orange County" cast member Lydia McLaughlin recently credited the hit Bravo TV series for reaffirming her Christian faith, despite her abruptly leaving after just one season.
The 33-year-old magazine entrepreneur made her mark on the world of reality TV in season 8 as the bubbly, devoutly Christian married mom of three, and despite being asked to return for another season, she walked away after being called to do so by the Holy Spirit.
"I just feel like it made my faith that much more real," McLaughlin told The Christian Post during an interview on Wednesday, adding, "I don't have any regrets about doing the show." more >>
Christian publisher Zondervan announced on Tuesday, on the third anniversary of the death of Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, that the influential evangelical's last published work is set to be released on Aug. 4, and will engage with hot-topic issues such as the rise of Islam and same-sex marriage, among others.
"Chuck Colson was ahead of his time — he understood the crucial issues facing our culture and how they might influence the world as we know it," Stan Gundry, senior vice president and publisher of Zondervan, said in a statement.
"We are honored to have worked with Colson and The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview on My Final Word a fitting end to Colson's distinguished publishing career." more >>
One of the biggest announcements that was made during the "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, California was the upcoming novelization of "The Force Awakens" phase of the Star Wars saga. During a panel with Del Rey Books on April 18, it was also revealed that the novelization will be handled by no other Alan Dean Foster. Foster is known for his novelizations of film scripts including the original "Star Wars" and even "Star Trek."
The reveal was made by Foster himself, who was posing as a member of the audience during the panel. A report in IGN said that Foster stood up and asked the panel if he can write the novels. After much convincing and after the panel said yes, he went up the stage and revealed who he was to the delight of the audience.
The series of novels, according to another IGN report, is entitled "Journey to The Force Awakens." It will be composed of 20 novels. Del Rey, the publishing company who will handle publishing, announced that the entire series will be released on September 4, 2015. The books will come out three months before the release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." more >>
A celebration in honor of a best-selling Christian author and pastor whose various spiritual messages have sold in the millions will take place at a church in Georgia.
Henry Blackaby, author of influential Christian works like Experiencing God and founder of Blackaby Ministries International, will be celebrating his 80th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the publication of Experiencing God.
The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday in the worship center at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Georgia. more >>