Susan Patton, better known as the "Princeton Mom," recently shared her views on college and acquaintance rape, which she called a "learning experience."
"We're talking about nothing but rape on campus, it seems like, for the last several weeks or months, but I think what makes this conversation so particularly prickly is the definition of rape," Patton said on CNN. "It no longer is when a woman is violated at the point of a gun or knife. We're now talking about, or identifying as rape, what really is a clumsy hookup melodrama, or a fumbled attempt at a kiss or caress."
The country has been discussing college rape after Rolling Stone published an article about the University of Virginia and the case of a student called "Jackie." The story was called into question and now Rolling Stone, the reporter of the story, and even the alleged victim have been blamed for spreading rumors and/or lies. Patton's comments about the situation indicate one side of the argument. more >>
Pastor Bo Stern is dealing with knowing that this will be her husband's last Christmas with his family since he has only been given a few months to live.
Still, Stern,49, has found joy in the holiday season and is making it her mission to help others do so in her latest book When Holidays Hurt, Finding Hidden Hope Amidst Pain and Loss. In 2011, Stern learned that her husband Steve was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Since then, the holidays have been anything but easy for Stern and her four children. This Christmas is no different since Stern recently learned that her husband has been given a life expectancy of two months. more >>
A U.K-based Christian apologist has penned a new book dealing with suffering and why God allows it to continue in the world.
Vince Vitale, senior tutor at the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics in Oxford, England, recently penned the book, Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense, with theologian Ravi Zacharias in order to challege the most common assumptions Christians make about suffering.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Vitale shared some of the points he makes in the book about why suffering exists and how it shapes the world we live in. more >>
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article mischaracterized cessationists' belief in the working of the Holy Spirit in today's Christians. CP editors apologize for the overly broad description of the cessationist position.
North Carolina megachurch pastor J.D. Greear, author of the new book Jesus Continued, is concerned that some Christians are too confining in their view of the outward expressions of the Holy Spirit in action today. The Summit Church Raleigh-Durham pastor believes God's spirit can still be experienced in ways similar to the Apostles' encounters in the book of Acts.
Greear told The Christian Post that while he understands that the Apostles were "different" from the believers of today in that God gave them the authority to write the New Testament Scriptures and to build up the early Church, "You cannot convince me that the only book that God gave us with stories of people walking with the Holy Spirit and pursuing the Great Commission – the book of Acts – is filled with stories that have nothing in common with our experience; I just can't see that." more >>
The author of the best-selling book "The Christmas Shoes," and the subsequent hit TV movie, Donna VanLiere is returning to television this holiday season with "The Christmas Secret."
Based on VanLiere's novel of the same title, the film offers a similar message of hope, faith, and perseverance as "The Christmas Shoes," which held audiences spellbound in 2002. In fact, "The Christmas Shoes" spawned an entire franchise including sequels and additional TV movies. Discussing the latest addition to the "Christmas" franchise, VanLiere said "The Christmas Secret" will harken the holiday spirit when it airs on Hallmark's Movies & Mysteries Channel on Dec. 7.
"The same rang true for this book that has been for the other books," the New York Times best-selling author told CP. "It's the sense that there are difficulties and challenges and there is great pain, because none of us get through life without bumps and bruises along the way, but by that last page I always want the reader to know that hope is alive." more >>
The beardless brother of "Duck Dynasty" fame and former senior pastor of White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana, is adding his mark to the family's collection of authored books with the release of The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible — a 1,216-page New King James version Bible that includes personal stories and testimonies from Alan and Phil.
Based on five key components the Robertson family is known for — faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness and freedom — Alan and Phil delve into topics on love, brokenness and healing, guilt, and sin and temptation as they share what the Bible teaches followers to do in response to life's challenging circumstances.
The following is an edited transcript of The Christian Post's interview with Alan Robertson: more >>