Trinity Church Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., who gained celebrity attention last year when he married reality star Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Italy, shared recently that the Grammy award-winning rapper designed the cover for his forthcoming book Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World.
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"Kanye is a really good friend. We chat every week about different things: clothes, design, music, architecture, Jesus," Wilkerson told People.com. "He's an amazing artist and designer, and with my first book coming out, I thought it would be fun for him to design the cover. ... He was really enthusiastic." more >>
The day I interviewed Gretchen Carlson for her book, Getting Real, the White House had received a bomb threat, announced near the same time as her morning show on Fox News, "The Real Story."
Like one of her colleagues, Shepard Smith says often, "Breaking news changes everything."
In Carlson's case, breaking news puts her smack dab in the middle of her comfort zone. more >>
For Christians to be persuasive, their message must be centered on and shaped by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Os Guinness argues in his new book, Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion.
In part one of The Christian Post's interview about the book, Guinness said that Christians have lost the art of persuasion by either giving up on evangelism altogether, separating apologetics from evangelism such that it becomes more about winning arguments than winning people, or relying upon formulas that wrongly assume all non-Christians are open, interested and needy.
"To be truly Christ-centered," Guinness wrote in Chapter One, "Christian persuasion is much more than just arguments about evidence or a battle over worldviews. There is an art to the advocacy of truth. It is an art that should be true to the truths of the Christian faith itself, and therefore shaped by both the Christian understanding of truth itself and by particular truths of the faith." more >>
The "Assassin's Creed" multimedia franchise is ever-expanding. A live-action movie adaptation is in the works, with high-caliber actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard on board. And most recently, author Oliver Bowden announced that he is coming out with another novel in the "Assassin's Creed" book series.
According to a report in IGN, "Assassin's Creed Underworld," the eighth novel in the series as well as an official art book for the upcoming game "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" will be released later this year, as announced by the game's developer, Ubisoft.
Oliver Bowden once again penned the book, which revolves around the world of Assassins as depicted in the video game universe. The book's Amazon listing has the following plot analysis: more >>
A Louisiana school district is speaking out in defense of teachers who use the Bible "to present alternative viewpoints" when teaching on evolution, despite claims from secular scientists that teaching Creationism is "unconstitutional and scientifically-misleading."
Josh Rosenau, spokesperson for the National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit that promotes the teaching of evolution in schools, asserted on the group's website that "one in eight high school biology teachers advocate for Creationism, even though it's 'unconstitutional,'" in response reports that some teachers in Bossier Parish Schools based in Benton, Louisiana, are using the Bible when teaching on evolution.
Rosenau's comments were a reaction to an article in the left-leaning Slate magazine that reportedly acquired emails from faculty in Bossier Parish wherein a science teacher was said to be teaching about Creationism in the classroom and using materials that included the Bible. more >>
Many books about homosexuality are hitting the shelves to coincide with upcoming U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage. Among them I reviewed Scott McKnight's A Fellowship of Differents and now Debra Hirsch's Redeeming Sex.
Hirsch, a former lesbian-turned-heterosexual-married-self-describing-Christian, exemplifies the need and ability to discern false teaching presented as biblical. Many of her arguments are based on false premises, which lead to false conclusions.
Most disturbing is her approach that distorts and negates the person and work of Jesus Christ. more >>