Actor Val Kilmer's faith is reportedly getting in the way of his seeking medical treatment.
Kilmer, a Christian Scientist, was taken to the hospital this past weekend after suffering a "complication" in his throat. The actor put to rest any ideas that he was suffering from a tumor, though, which had been published by TMZ.
"Thank you for all your sweet support," Kilmer posted to Facebook. "But I have not had a tumor, or tumor operations, or any operation. I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the (UCLA) ICU. Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there's minimum gossip and silly talk. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don't worry. Love and deep affection, Val." more >>
The head of the Roman Catholic Church has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing consideration with a group including an anti-Putin Russian newspaper and a Saudi Arabian blogger.
While the Norwegian Nobel Institute does not publish an official list of nominees, Norwegian experts who can nominee do drop names, according to Alister Doyle of Reuters.
"Pope Francis has been nominated for stressing social justice and care for the environment, and former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked details of U.S. electronic surveillance, for showing how citizens are monitored with few democratic controls," reported Doyle. more >>
Veteran rock musician Alice Cooper shared recently that he volunteers as a substitute Sunday school teacher at his local church.
The 66-year-old "Poison" singer made his mark in music during the rock 'n' roll era as "The Godfather of Shock Rock" mainly due to his gory stage shows which featured ghastly props including guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors.
Five decades later Cooper, born Vincent Damon Furnier, still performs under his world-famous stage name but in far-less shocking settings, perhaps to honor his Christian faith. more >>
A multisite megachurch based in North Carolina has recently closed a deal on the purchase of a shopping center for approximately $10.2 million.
The Charlotte-based Elevation Church announced last week that they were buying the Matthews Plaza Shopping Center on East Independence Boulevard, located in the town of Matthews. A spokesperson with Elevation Church provided The Christian Post with a statement from Elevation Church CFO Chunks Corbett.
"We were excited to take advantage of an opportunity to purchase the plaza and secure our long-term presence in the Matthews community," said Corbett. more >>
A Missouri church that recently voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the mainline Protestant denomination's stance on homosexuality is facing a legal battle to keep its property, which is estimated to be worth over $6 million.
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church of Chesterfield decided to disaffiliate from its PCUSA regional body, the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy, last October.
A church made entirely from ice located at Balea Lac resort in the remote Fagaras mountains in Romania was recently blessed by priests who represent the various Christian denominations in that country.
This ice church is only reachable by cable car and is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters or 6,600 feet. The water that was taken from Balea Lake, which is northwest of Bucharest, was blessed by priests and chunks of ice were cut with a chain saw and cemented together with water and snow to make the church.
The design for it was taken from an old church in Transylvania. It measures in at 6 meters tall, 14 meters long and 7 meters wide. The structure appears to be one that will be used by all denominations as Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant clerics all held some type of service there this week. more >>