Touted as the world's best-selling manga series in history, "One Piece" is back with Chapter 806 released on November 4, Thursday. In the chapter, according to Design and Trend, fans will likely learn more about the mysterious Captain Jack. In chapter 805, it was revealed that Captain Jack was the one who left Mokomo Dukedom, a city found in Zou, in ruins. He was also seen trying to free Doflamingo, the notorious pirate captain who is also an enemy of the series' main protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy.
"One Piece" follows the story of a young man named Monkey D. Luffy, who got elastic or rubber-like powers from eating a Devil Fruit. Luffy leads a pirate crew called the Straw Hat Pirates and with them, he sets on an adventure to find the world's ultimate treasure called "One Piece." If he has possession of this, he will become the next Pirate King.
In chapter 806, the report noted that Captain Jack is trying to help another pirate captain, Doflamingo, escape after he was defeated by Luffy and his crew. Following the events of chapter 805, Luffy and his crew just landed on the island of Zou, which incidentally is found on the back of a thousand year-old elephant. Having reached the back of the elephant, the crew started exploring it but Luffy got separated after he jumped off one of the city's guard towers. more >>
Now solidly a frontrunner in the presidential race, Dr. Ben Carson delivered two speeches at Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee, Sunday, where he defended his Old Earth creationist worldview and American political liberties.
Speaking at the megachurch, Carson said his creationist views aided his career as a surgeon and medical doctor. The Tennessean reported that Carson's speech alternated between the style of a sermon and stump speech, while heavily critiquing some forms of evolutionary theory.
"They say, 'Carson, ya know, how can you be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and believe that God created the Earth, and not believe in evolution, which is the basis of all knowledge and all science," declared Carson. more >>
The legacy of 19th century Baptist preacher Charles H. Spurgeon has found a permanent home, thanks to a Missouri seminary that has opened a library dedicated to the late theologian, which includes approximately 6,000 books owned by him.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Christian academic institution located in Kansas City, completed The Charles Spurgeon Library in October.
A spokesperson for MBTS provided The Christian Post with comments by Spurgeon Library curator Christian George, who dubbed the library "the fulfillment of a vision to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the academy, for the church, and for the glory of God." more >>
NEW YORK — Weeks after a Christian professor claimed movies and books about Heaven can harm Christian theology, Texas Pastor John Burke has said they can actually be beneficial and improve one's quality of life. He should know, he's studied over 1,000 cases of near-death experiences and published a new book on the subject.
In his book, Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You, Burke, a former engineer, explores commonalities he found in 120 different NDE accounts, which he believes are all in line with Scripture.
In September, Scot McKnight, a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, told The Christian Post that among the more than 100 NDE accounts he has researched, most were "seriously out of synch" with what the Bible says about the afterlife. more >>
NEW YORK — He was selling dope by age 11, eventually got hooked on crack cocaine, and wound up in prison twice. He could have been killed countless times and once, as he tells it, was even attacked by a witch. But the man who yearned as a youth to become a god of the streets by building a drug empire, is now a man on mission for God.
Dimas Salaberrios, in his 40s, pastors a flock that meets in a community center at the Bronx River Housing Projects, known historically as ground zero for hip-hop and for being infested with crime. He is also president of Concerts of Prayer Greater NYC, a multiracial and cross-cultural organization of pastors and churches believed to be the largest of its kind in New York City. Salaberrios was also among those who successfully fought against officials' attempts to bar churches from renting city-owned community centers and public school spaces for worship services. His family's supporting presence in Charleston, South Carolina, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church earlier this year also gained notable attention.
That is what the married father of three has been up to in recent times. Thirty years ago, it was an entirely different story, one in which, for all intents and purposes, he was an enemy of God. more >>
NEW YORK — In Seven Women, author Eric Metaxas offers up little-known details about the inspiring lives of seven women, including Susanna Wesley, mother of vastly influential Christian ministers John and Charles Wesley; Joan of Arc, the teen martyr who changed the course of a war with claims of being guided by "voices;" and Rosa Parks, whose decision to say "no" led to her becoming the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."
Wesley, known as the "Mother of Methodism," was a dedicated homeschooler who created her own textbooks. She "was manifestly methodical in raising her children," Metaxas writes. Wesley's methodical approach to child-rearing included setting strict schedules on everything from eating and dressing to sleeping. She also taught her 10 children (nine others died in infancy) early on to fear God, seek His blessings and to treat others with kindness.
The foundation Wesley laid for her children proved especially pivotal in the lives of her sons, John and Charles, the former of which founded the 80-million-strong Methodist denomination while the latter is credited with writing nearly 9,000 hymns (the Christmas favorite "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is one of them). John and his politically-minded Methodist movement were instrumental in pressuring the British government to abolish slavery and child labor and to enact penal reform. The religious movement also led to the "establishment of countless private societies and organizations dedicated to caring for the poor and suffering." more >>