Few authors have impacted the American literary and public consciousness as much as Harper Lee and her widely read and acclaimed novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Published over a half century ago, it continues to be widely read and sends powerful messages to American society regarding race, morality, and conscience.
With Lee's recent passing at the age of 89, many are recalling the many great statements and declarations that she put to paper. more >>
When it comes to her relationship with Pastor Judah Smith of The City Church in Seattle, Washington, Chelsea Smith admits that "marriage is hard," but says having a foundation in Jesus helps make it work.
Chelsea made the admission in a conversation with Maria Shriver in an episode of "Architects of Change Live" while discussing the new children's book she wrote along with her husband, titled "I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook."
"Anybody who's in the room who has been married for more than 10 minutes knows that marriage is hard and I think one of the toughest things about marriage is realizing that I've committed my life to somebody who is going to let me down, and what will I do when this man lets me down?" said Chelsea, after Shriver asked the couple how fundamental their relationship with Jesus is in relation to the success of their marriage. more >>
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reflects on Jesus' central role in her life in a new book ahead of her 90th birthday, calling Christ "the King she serves" in the title.
"I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love," the British monarch writes in the foreword to The Servant Queen and the King She Serves, which is to be released in April.
"I have indeed seen His faithfulness," she adds. more >>
A spokesman for the Ted Cruz presidential campaign apologized for posting a story that claimed Republican primary opponent Marco Rubio renounced his Christian faith.
Rick Tyler, communications director for the campaign, wrote on Facebook late Sunday evening that he posted a false story and wanted "to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today."
"The story showed a video of the Senator walking past a Ted Cruz staffer seated in the lobby of a hotel reading his Bible. The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct," wrote Tyler. more >>
When Maria Shriver asked Pastor Judah Smith this week "Why should I believe in God?" he revealed that he doesn't like convincing people to worship God.
Smith, who sat down with Shriver in an Architects of Change Live conversation about the new children's book he wrote along with his wife, Chelsea, titled I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook, was engaging with his host about faith when she asked him the question that he introduced himself.
"I think this idea that believing in God is something that you concoct, it is something that you conjure up. It is something that over a succession of emotional discussions or sermons you develop this habit of now it's happened. I think, I believe that there is a God space in every human soul," he said. more >>
Was Jesus just a charismatic preacher or is He indeed God?
This question will be the subject of a debate scheduled for the Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum in Faith and Culture at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary this weekend (Friday and Saturday) and will feature six of the world's top scholars according to a statement from the institution.
Michael Bird, a lecturer in theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia, is expected to debate with Bart Ehrman, a noted New Testament scholar and one of the faculty stars at the University of North Carolina on Friday evening in the Leavell Chapel. more >>