Christian talk radio host and former Major League pitcher Frank Pastore remains in a coma and in critical condition at a Los Angeles County hospital after a motorcycle crash earlier this week, according to family members talking to a local news reporter on Wednesday.
Pastore, 55, who is the host of "The Intersection of Faith and Reason" daily show on radio station KKLA in Glendale, Calif., was seriously injured on Monday evening in Duarte when his motorcycle was struck in the freeway carpool lane by a car driven by a Glendora woman, said California Highway Patrol officials, as reported by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
"Right now, he's still in critical condition and we're remaining hopeful for a good outcome. It's such a fresh injury that we're still not sure. It's a roller coaster," his wife, Gina Pastore, told the Tribune. "He's a man of strong faith. He's prepared to go be with the Lord if that's what God desires." more >>
William Paul Young, best-selling author of The Shack with 18 million copies sold, released his second book, Cross Roads, this week and said that his new book may even be better than his first.
"Cross Roads is a broader story and in some respects it's a better story just because I've grown some," Young told Walden Media president Michael Flaherty during an interview webcast live on Tuesday. The event was co-hosted by the promotional company Brewing Culture and publishers FaithWords.
While both fictional stories, The Shack is more about an individual's spiritual experience, while Cross Roads is about relationship within a community, Young explained. more >>
Third Day, the highly acclaimed rock band successful in both the Christian and secular musical genres, is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday evening. They will be performing the song "Hit Me Like A Bomb" from their new album, "Miracle." The album will be available in stores on Nov. 6.
The multi-platinum-selling band has played to millions of fans in sold-out arenas around the world. It's garnered 25 No. 1 singles across multiple formats, including multiple Grammy and Dove Awards.
Lead singer and founder of the group, Mac Powell, created a stir among Third Day fans recently when he temporarily broke ranks to go on tour to promote his first solo album and venture into country music. more >>
In the final part of The Christian Post's two-part interview with author S.A. (Seleah Ally) Tower, a former witch who became a Christian, she shares that it was her realization of how intensely God loves her that saved her from the life of a Wiccan practitioner.
Despite a Wiccan society that is mainly apart from mainstream America, Tower became a member of a coven (community of witches) 23 years ago. This coming Halloween she will be co-hosting a "Hallelujah Night" webcast to commemorate the day 13 years ago when she "walked into church a practicing witch and left rejoicing as a believer in Jesus."
Tower grew up in a traditional Christian household and wants to continue sharing her life story so that others who are experiencing the same struggles in the spiritual realm can have hope. more >>
A call for Christians and churches to show more love as modeled by Jesus for people living a homosexual lifestyle was made by more than a dozen pastors and ministry leaders speaking during "The Nines" leadership webcast.
"This topic is an important one. It gives the Church a chance to wrestle with both grace and truth. It's a polarizing topic and one that leaves little room for compromise," said Pastor Gregg Farah of Shelter Rock Church in Long Island, N.Y. Farah was one of 16 Christian leaders who spoke during short video-taped segments for a two-hour session on Friday.
"How should we respond to the gay couple that wants to engage in our church? A couple that wants to apply for membership, who wants to be in leadership, who wants the opportunity for a deeper relationship with God and to experience authentic Christian community without being ridiculed or ignored," he asked. more >>
As the result of recent violence in the Middle East, a pastor who grew up in a Muslim household focused his message during a popular Christian leadership webcast on discussing how the Church should engage and love the Muslim community.
"The future of Islam is directly related to the future of the Church. The question [then becomes], is the church going to be what it is right now or is it going to be radically changed? Because I believe this, I believe it needs to change," said Naeem Fazal, pastor of Mosaic Church in Charlotte, N.C., during the first day of the two-day "Nines" conference on Thursday.
"It needs to leverage the strongest, the most forceful thing, the most irresistible thing that we have and that is the love of the Father," Fazal continued. "You see the reality you and I live in [as Christians] is because of the love of the Father. It was the Father who loved the world, us, so much that He gave his son for us. In fact, He sent us his Spirit so we could find comfort and be guided by his Spirit. Jesus is the way to the Father." more >>