Atheist author and neuroscientist Sam Harris announced a new book on Wednesday titled Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, set to be published later this year.
"Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds," states a description for the book on Amazon.
"Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives – and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow." more >>
A petition to ask Amazon to stop selling a Christian parenting book has closed in on nearly 100,000 signatures.
As of press time, a Change.org petition asking the Internet giant to remove Michael and Debi Pearl's To Train Up a Child had 98,900 signatories.
The book, which was released in 1994, has drawn criticism after being linked to the deaths of several children, whose parents claimed that they had been influenced by its teachings. more >>
Where do Christians meet the people they choose to hang out with outside of church? Where did you meet the friends you will be watching the Super Bowl with? What about the group you regularly have over for dinner on Friday nights?
For most Christians, the answer is more than likely church, according to Mark DeYmaz, the founding pastor of the multi-ethnic Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas and founder of Mosaix Global Network, a ministry resource group. DeYmaz suggests that this tendency means that there are good odds that you will be hanging out with individuals of the same race as yours.
"Ninety-two and half percent of churches are segregated along racial lines [which means] the predominant friendships people have is with people who are like them," DeYmaz told The Christian Post recently. more >>
A range of differing roles are available to women, whether they are work- or home-related. However, the church oftentimes advocates a "one-size-fits-all" model for women's roles which makes them believe they have to adhere to a specific prototype, says Carolyn McCulley, author of The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work and the Home.
In her book, McCulley, along with collaborator Nora Shank, explain the true meaning of female productivity, according to the Bible. They delve into the topics of feminism and being godly and ambitious while providing a blueprint to single and married women working in or outside of the home to understand God's purpose for their identity.
"I wanted to write this book to help women in all stages of life think clearly about the God-given gifts and opportunities they have, and how to invest those individual and specific situations in light of eternity," said McCulley. more >>
Just two days after Dinesh D'Souza pleaded innocent to federal indictment charges that say he violated campaign finance laws, filmmakers partnering with the conservative author and activist for the upcoming "America" documentary released a trailer for the movie set for opening July 4.
"I want to take this progressive, leftist critique head on," D'Souza says in the trailer. The movie will include re-creations of some of the major events in American history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"America" is directed by John Sullivan and co-produced by Gray Frederickson, who won an Oscar for producing "The Godfather" Part II, and Gerald Molen, who won an Oscar for "Schindler's List." D'Souza and Sullivan co-directed "2016: Obama's America." The film, released in 2012, took a hard look at Obama's past, including his father's associations and political leanings. "2016" took in 33 million at the box office and became the second most popular political documentary in history, behind Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," which earned $119 million in 2004, according to THR. more >>
Across the United States people will soon be holding events over a period of seven days to advance the value of the institution of marriage.
Known as National Marriage Week, the annual event will go from Friday, Feb. 7 through the following Friday, which is St. Valentine's Day.
Sheila Weber, executive director for National Marriage Week USA, told The Christian Post that this will be the fifth year for the observance. more >>