Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a Roman Catholic, become the world's first national leader to march in a gay pride parade when he took part in Toronto's event on Sunday.
The Guardian reported that Trudeau marched beside a 29-year-old Syrian refugee who had come out to share his gratitude for the PM's outreach to refugees.
"I wanted to tell him thank you, that I'm Syrian, I arrived here a month ago," said the refugee, Bassel Mcleash. more >>
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has warned in an Independence Day reflection that America is suffering from a "deep crisis of the soul," facing the "death of morality" and sliding into a future with no truth or reason.
"Whatever happened to the American soul? We are truly at the cliff's precipitous edge and the fall could be long and deadly. Why? We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing us morally and we have no recourse," Zacharias wrote in a blog post on his website.
"We are at war but not only with an enemy. We are at war within our own culture, and whether we will ever win over the enemy depends on whether we win this war within our own souls," he added, noting that the United States is battling not only enemies overseas, but is also battling for its own identity. more >>
The upcoming live action film "Jesus VR" is set to bring the story of Jesus Christ to all major virtual reality platforms just in time for Christmas.
According to Variety, the 90-minute film, created by Autumn Productions and VR production company VRWERX, will depict the birth, baptism, sermon on the mount, the last supper, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Bassist Jason Weaver of the award-winning band Big Daddy Weave had both of his feet amputated after suffering from a life threatening infection last month, and now his brother and lead singer of the band, Mike Weaver, is sharing the band's reaction to the news and how they are keeping the faith as they gear up for the future.
"To say that we're not sort of shell-shocked, I think would be wrong," Weaver told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview. "But we also know where our hope is and our hope is not in a set of circumstances, our hope is in a person — it's Jesus Christ, He's our hope. The Spirit of God, we look to Him for leadership. How do we deal with this? Our peace and our rest comes from Him, but it's definitely been ... tumultuous is a word that comes to mind."
Although this has proven to be a very difficult time for the Weaver family. Mike tells CP that Jason has not lost his hope in Jesus. more >>
The Communist Party in China's coastal Zhejiang province is forcing persecuted Christian churches to hand over all of their tithes and donations to government officials, reports have said.
Many of these same churches that have had their rooftop crosses forcefully removed are now being forced to display the Communist flag where the crosses once stood.
China Aid, which has been reporting on the ever increasing persecution against churches in the past few years, said the government's orders are part of a move to crackdown on Christians by imposing regulations. more >>
The July 4th holiday is for most of us a joyous occasion celebrating the birthday of this great nation. A day off work to enjoy family, friends, barbecue, fireworks and festivities lifts our spirits and should remind us "I'm Proud to be an American" as the patriotic ballad proclaims.
But then it's back to work. Back to routine, schedules, stress, demands of life and exposure to the almost nonstop barrage of negativity coming at us in today's world. Let's be honest, it's often downright discouraging and even overwhelming at times.
Without suggesting escapism, might it do us some good if this week we lingered a bit in the good of what this nation represents and has accomplished in the global scheme of things? more >>