A bestselling comic book artist has converted the story of the nativity into a new graphic novel.
Billy Tucci, the author and illustrator of the cult classic Shi and numerous Marvel and D.C. comics, said he's always found the story behind Christmas inspiring. All the same, he said he was intimidated about turning it into a comic until a missions retreat in Colorado last year. Once there, he said he refueled his faith enough to attempt an adaptation.
"Everyone knows this story so it was tough to start," Tucci said. "God gave me the confidence to do it and I felt his hands guiding me as I worked on it. I wanted to tell the Christmas story in the most honest way possible and I never took it lightly." more >>
Author of PrayFit Jimmy Peña has released a 33-day workout system offering tips on staying healthy, just in time for the holiday season.
Released earlier this month from Lionsgate, “PrayFit 33-Day Total Body Challenge” is a workout system tailored for creating a fit body and a strong spirit.
Peña acknowledged that for many people, the holidays can be a struggle, considering the amount of food found at parties and gatherings. The fitness expert told The Christian Post that it is important not to fear the holidays or food, and that everyone should absolutely enjoy food as well as family during the season. more >>
As the United States withdraws troops from Iraq after nine years of conflict, many fear the vulnerable Christian community in the country will be left unprotected.
Since the war began in March 2003, Iraq erupted into sectarian violence, leaving U.S. troops in charge of trying to contain what threatened to become a civil war. The situation turned out to be catastrophic for the Christian community, as violence against Christians soared, including a an attack on a church in Baghdad in Oct. 2010, in which over 50 congregants were killed.
Iraqi Christians are caught amidst political brawls between the majority Shiite Muslims, the Sunni Muslims and the Kurds (in the north) who are predominantly Muslim, experts say. Many chose to leave the country. more >>
A thousand or more people organized by a coalition of about 70 pastors are expected at a rally Saturday in support of a Texas county courthouse nativity display that is being challenged by an atheists group as unconstitutional.
The “Rally for the Nativity” event planned for the Henderson County Courthouse located in Athens is being spearheaded by Pastor Nathan Lorick of First Baptist Church in Malakoff, a neighboring town off Highway 31.
Lorick told The Christian Post Thursday that people are coming to the noon-time rally from as far away as Amarillo, which is a seven to eight hour drive. He said he has received word that supporters are coming from other states, such as Oklahoma and Louisiana, as well. more >>
Christmas gifts are floating from military aircrafts to Micronesian communities in need this week as part of the longest U.S. humanitarian mission in the history of the Department of Defense.
Operation Christmas Drop began 60 years ago, when U.S. aircrew stationed in Guam flew over Micronesia on a training mission and noticed people waving from below. The crew quickly bundled up supplies, attached a parachute and dropped the package below.
The tradition has been carried out every year since. Packages filled with mostly relief items – clothes, food, medicine, toys – are dropped on dozens of Micronesian islands for one week every year before Christmas. more >>
Open-air preacher Ray Comfort said he will purposefully begin evangelistic campaigns in areas of the U.S. where atheist organizations file or threaten lawsuits in their attempt to remove Christian references from public property.
After reading about the demand by the atheists group Freedom From Religion Foundation to have a nativity scene removed from a Texas courthouse lawn in Henderson County, the Living Waters ministry founder from Los Angeles said he began learning about the group’s other actions around the nation on its website.
In addition to asking for the removal of nativity scenes from places such as in front of city and county halls, the Madison, Wisc.-based FFRF has been active in attempting to remove crosses from government property. Christians argue that it is their constitutional right to express their faith in the public square. The claim by most atheists that religious expressions tied to the government are not allowed based on separation of church and state has been proven by some historians to be a false assumption. more >>