Actress and former Church of Scientology member Leah Remini recently defended the decision of Ron Miscavige to write a tell-all book about the current head of the controversial sect.
Titled Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and slated for release in May, the book was coauthored by Dan Koon.
In an interview with ABC News, Remini argued that Ron Miscavige "has a right to tell his story" even if it offends Scientology's leadership. more >>
Japanese manga series "Hunter X Hunter," one of the more popular manga series published on Weekly Shonen Jump, is taking a week off because of Japan's Golden Week holiday so the next chapter of the series will not be coming out until next week. According to a report in Yibada, Chapter 352 is much-awaited by fans as they will likely find out who will be coming out victorious from the battle between Chrollo Lucifer and Hisoka.
In the previous chapter, Lucifer and Hisoka were already battling it out at the Sky Tower. The battle finally happened after Hisoka's pursuit of Lucifer in order for this match to occur. According to another report in Christian Times, Lucifer finally got tired of Hisoka hunting him down, thus giving way to this fight. Lucifer is the leader of the terrifying Spiders group, while Hisoka is a former Spider member. Both of them are considered to be skilled fighters and hunters.
During the fight, it was clear that Lucifer had the advantage in terms of fighting techniques, although Hisoka managed to block some of these moves. Towards the end of the fight however, Lucifer was at a great advantage and was about to deal a great blow to Hisoka. more >>
Japanese manga series "One Piece" is on a break this week because of Japan's Golden Week holiday and is returning with Chapter 825 next week. Spoilers for the upcoming chapter are many, with fans of the series posting their own spoilers and predictions on fan forums and the like.
According to a report in Hall of Fame Magazine, one of the spoilers pertain to the relationship or alliance between the leader of the Straw Hats, Monkey D. Luffy and "Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar D. Water Law. In the current story arc, they are allies especially after bringing down Donquixote Donflamingo. According to the report, things may change soon, as Law may have other things in mind. After all, like any other pirate, he is also interested in finding the treasure of One Piece.
This prediction comes courtesy of Hannibal Psyche at Manga Helpers, who cites an earlier statement by Donflamingo of future situations of "betrayal, illusiveness, lies and incomprehensible alliances" in an earlier chapter. One of these betrayals may likely include that of Law with regards to his alliance with Luffy. Law supposedly is waiting patiently for the time to make the right move – for an unknown reason – and this may include betraying Luffy. more >>
Evangelical author Larry Alex Taunton cleared up rumors that he claimed notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens "accepted God" before he died, in an interview with The Christian Post.
Taunton, the founder of the Fixed Point Foundation and a public debater and columnist, declared in his recently released book, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, that Hitchens was privately "not certain" about his atheism despite what he led the public to believe. But he never claimed that Hitchens turned to God before he died, as some media outlets misreported.
In the book, Taunton explained how he got to know Hitchens well during two lengthy road trips they took together following Hitchens' diagnosis of esophageal cancer in 2010. Taunton wrote how he and Hitchens had in-depth, heart-to-heart conversations about religion and death. He added that they even studied from the Bible's book of John. more >>
Rapper Lecrae warns fans about two major problems people face when they're on a spiritual high, which he describes in detail in his new book, Unashamed.
The Reach Records founder and Academy Award winner took to Facebook on Tuesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release on May 3. In the snippet the rapper describes his initial reaction to getting saved and what he has since learned from his behavior:
I had finally been set free, but I was about to find out if I could live free. A person can be removed from slavery in an instant, but it takes a lifetime for slavery to be removed from a person. more >>
Popular rockstar Bono and retired Presbyterian Pastor Eugene Peterson have teamed up to release a new documentary about the two men's unlikely relationship and a conversation they had on the book of Psalms.
Bono, the frontman for the legendary rock band U2, and Peterson, the author of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, released the 20-minute documentary titled "Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms" on Tuesday. The documentary was released through the California-based Fuller Theological Seminary's new media venture "Fuller Studio."
The video starts off by showing a 2002 video of the Ireland-born Bono, who often quotes passages from The Message during concerts, thanking Peterson, on behalf of himself and other U2 band members, for the translation work that he has done. more >>