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 >>
Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas continues to garner attention for his view that President Barack Obama's policies will lead to the rise of the Antichrist.
As Jeffress gathers headlines from media online and offline, a couple biblical scholars have weighed in on the controversial claim.
Christian author Shaunti Feldhahn writes about 12 habits that most couples embrace that make their marriages happy and successful in her new book, The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. Contrary to popular belief, Feldhahn discovered that highly happy couples put into practice seemingly negative habits like going to bed angry and not looking to their marriage for happiness, among others.
After interviewing and surveying 1,000 couples to uncover the most important habits, Feldhahn found that these "secrets" are shared among individuals regardless of age or racial background or any other factors. Furthermore, she found that half of marriages in America are not prone to fail but the truth lies closer to 30 percent and even less within the church.
"The key is that no matter what the state of your marriage, small changes in awareness and action truly can change everything," writes Feldhahn. "These habits can yield gold for those who apply them." more >>
Amazon Publishing has announced the launch of a new Christian imprint called Waterfall Press that will focus on getting faith-based romance and mystery titles, along with inspirational works, into the hands of Christian consumers. Leading the pack of new titles on the way are works from popular inspirational authors Cherie Hill and Mark Buchanan.
The partnership, announced Thursday, includes Brilliance Publishing, an Amazon.com company known for its audiobooks production that also will now publish this new faith-based content.
The debut titles tailored for Christian readers include (per a press release): more >>
Is there any category of book that goes more wrong more often than books on spiritual warfare? There can't be too many. Few subjects are more important to the life and well-being of the Christian, but I fear few topics receive worse treatment. Novel interpretations abound, as do outright unbiblical ones.
Into the fray step Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura with their new book Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective. Borgman is pastor of Grace Community Church in Minden, NV while Ventura pastor's Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, RI, and together they attempt to strike a position that is both biblical and balanced. They succeed well, which is no easy feat. C.S. Lewis aptly caught the challenge when he said, "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight."
The second half of Ephesians 6 is the clearest biblical description of spiritual warfare as well as the most detailed description of the manner in which we are to fight this war. Here Paul describes a Roman soldier, looking at each part of the soldier's armor and weaponry, and drawing a parallel to the Christian life. Spiritual Warfare is, at heart, a detailed but reader-friendly examination of this text and the armor it describes. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, has released a new book, Perfect Ending: Why Your Eternal Future Matters Today, that cuts through the misconceptions about end times prophecy, God's judgment, heaven, and why Christians should be actively sharing the Gospel with non-believers.
The following is an edited transcript of Part II of Pastor Jeffress' interview with The Christian Post (click here for Part I), in which he answered questions about politics and pastors in politics, and responds to critics who believe he shouldn't be speaking out against the Obama administration's policies on health care and same-sex marriage.
CP: Thinking about the 2016 presidential election, is there anyone that you would like to see run for the office? more >>