The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has recently published an essay on its website acknowledging that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage spouse. The founder of the Exmormon Foundation, however, says the essay is misleading, because Joseph Smith had more than one teenage bride.
In an essay about polygamy, the church noted the various wives that Smith married, acknowledging that at least one of them was not yet 15 when she married the religious leader.
Titled "Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo," the essay had a section specifically focused on Smith's marriages, listing those whom he wedded. more >>
An Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, centuries ago on the last day of October.
As the 500th anniversary of the historic occasion is still a few years away, various groups are already overseeing ways and providing resources to celebrate the milestone.
Tom Macy, senior pastor at Faith Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, told The Christian Post in an earlier interview that he viewed Reformation Day as a better alternative to Halloween. more >>
New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas recently spoke to CP Voice about his new book Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life, and why they matter so much to Christians.
When asked about why he believes people, especially Christians, are so enamored with miracles, Metaxas attributed it to the aspect of encountering God.
"We (Christians) know that life is not an accident, that we're not here because of random forces or that life is meaningless. But when you see God behind this reality, when He pokes in and communicates with us, when something like that happens, the heart thrills because we were made for that communication," Metaxas told The Christian Post. more >>
Michelle Knight survived one of the worst ordeals at the hands of Ariel Castro, but the Christian woman says that she has forgiven her captor and rapist and will go on living her life.
Knight, who now goes by the name Lilly, was held captive by Castro for 11 years with two other girls. They managed to escape in 2013 and have largely avoided all contact with the press, but Knight has decided to stay in the limelight and tell her story, perhaps as an example of survival for others.
"I was able to forgive him," Knight said at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School in Chadron, Ohio on Sunday. more >>
A well-known atheist has written a children's book in response to the wildly popular, Heaven Is for Real, focusing on the idea that there is no afterlife and that this life is all there is.
"Depending on how you choose to read it, 'Me & Dog' is either: 1. A sweet little book about a boy who goes on a walk with his dog, and accidentally steps on the dog's tail, and the dog apologizes because it has an adorable, fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of existence; or 2. An insidious, deviant little parable brainwashing vulnerable innocents into doubting the existence of God," author Gene Weingarten wrote for the Washington Post.
Weingarten, with the assistance of Eric Shansby, wrote Me & Dog to counter the immense popularity of Heaven Is for Real, which tells the story of a pastor's son who believes he died, went to Heaven, and lived to tell the tale. The Christian book, originally written for adults, was such a best-seller that it was adapted for all ages and even turned into a movie. It reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2010 and stayed there for 10 weeks. more >>
Award winning journalist and author Sophia A. Nelson recently spoke about the importance of sisterhood, particularly as it relates to women and workplace sabotage.
Nelson, 47, has extensive experience working in corporate America, previously as a senior attorney with Holland & Knight and currently as a corporate leadership trainer for Fortune 500 companies.
On Tuesday she released her second book The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys To Unlock Your Life, which was endorsed by media mogul Arianna Huffington. In it she shares common sense advice about sisterhood and how women can achieve more and live more fulfilling lives by sticking together. more >>