Tina Campbell's debut solo album It's Personal experienced a delay for over two weeks but now that it's officially in stores, her husband, Teddy Campbell, is explaining the importance of the record.
Teddy, the drummer and husband of one half of the gospel music duo Mary Mary, took to social media to speak up about the reasons he's "super excited" about It's Personal, which includes the examples of healing that are showcased in the record.
NEW YORK — At age 12, the concerns of most American children usually revolve around schoolyard politics and the awkwardness of becoming a teenager, but for Rifqa Bary, a young girl in Ohio, a life-changing decision to secretly convert to Christianity completely consumed her world and left her living in constant fear.
"I was terrified of my parents finding out, and for four years I hid my faith and my friends were afraid for me," Bary, now 22, told The Christian Post on Wednesday, a day after the release of her new memoir, Hiding in the Light: Why I risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus.
When Bary was 8, her family relocated from Sri Lanka, an Island near southeast India to the U.S., and first settled in Ohio. It was two devastating ordeals suffered by Bary that caused her family to flee her homeland and that would, in essence, lead to her leaving Islam for good. more >>
Billionaire Bill Gates has shared his summer book reading list, among which is included The Magic of Reality by atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Gates called Dawkins "one of the great scientific writers" of all time, despite what he said is his "overzealous" and "antagonistic" view of religion.
When recommending The Magic of Reality, Gates wrote: "It's an engaging, well-illustrated science textbook offering compelling answers to big questions, like 'how did the universe form?' and 'what causes earthquakes?' It's also a plea for readers of all ages to approach mysteries with rigor and curiosity." more >>
Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda and mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, repeatedly warned his supporters against the formation of terror group ISIS, newly released documents by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed.
In one letter addressed to Atiyah abd al-Rahman, a now-deceased al-Qaeda figure, bin Laden said that efforts need to remain focused on attacking America, rather than establishing the Islamic State.
"You should ask them to avoid insisting on the formation of an Islamic State at the time being, but to work on breaking the power of our main enemy by attacking the American embassies in the African countries, such as Sierra Leone, Togo, and mainly to attack the American oil companies," bin Laden instructed, according to an English translation of the letter. more >>
WASHINGTON — In The Dadly Virtues: Adventures From the Worst Job You'll Ever Love, a collection of opinion writers and humorists use their day job (writing) to reminisce about their most important job (being a dad).
"The primary effect of children," the book's editor, Jonathan Last, explains in the introduction, "is that they take things from you.
"It begins with sleep, time, and dignity and then expands over the years to include sanity, serenity and a great deal of money." more >>
Christians have been told over and over that they should not watch "Game of Thrones." It is too violent, involves too much sex and nudity, and presents faith in a bad light. John Piper even said Christians who watch this show are "recrucifying Christ." Many of these criticisms ring true, but nonetheless, this show can teach Christians—and others in our postmodern world—one very valuable lesson: morality is indestructible.
HBO's groundbreaking show has oft been criticized for presenting an amoral universe, where heroes die and villains reign triumphant. As postmoderns love to preach, there is no good and evil. The world is run by people, not God. Those people have vastly different goals and values, all fighting in a merciless, ultimately meaningless, but nonetheless bloody, game of thrones.
But as C.S. Lewis cannily observed, even the strength of such an argument poses a problem. If the audience mourns when Ned Stark loses his head, and becomes enraged as the pompous King Joffrey tortures innocents, are we really to believe the universe of this show has no moral values? Is not our very anger at George R. R. Martin for killing our favorite characters itself evidence that we believe (as even he believes) in good and evil, right and wrong? more >>