An unofficial sequel to the hit 1981 film "Chariots of Fire," based on a screenplay co-authored by a Lutheran pastor, may soon hit theatres.
Titled "Absolute Surrender," the story follows the life of famed runner Eric Liddell after the 1924 Olympics as he becomes a missionary in China and eventually in a Japanese internment camp at the end of World War II.
Eric Eichinger, pastor at a Lutheran church in Florida and coauthor of the screenplay, told The Christian Post that the project is "in the development phase," and that they are presently in talks with Mark Joseph to produce the film. more >>
LeBron James wants to help at-risk young people in Akron, Ohio, by pledging to give college scholarships to kids in the University of Akron.
Having experienced how it is to be an at-risk child in Akron, LeBron James set out to use the blessings he received from his basketball profession to help the youth in Ohio have a chance to make their lives better. His foundation set up the "I Promise" program, together with the University of Akron, to create college scholarships for around 1,000 at-risk youth, according to NBC Sports.
On Thursday, James announced the program during an event at the Cedar Point Amusement Park. He expressed his happiness and excitement over what the program would be able to do for the recipients of the scholarship. more >>
Off the top of your head, who can you say ignites crusades in America where 90 percent of the attendees are under 18 and have never been saved by Jesus Christ?
I struggled to answer this question too when it was posed to me recently by a 24-year-old Hispanic pastor named Brian Barcelona. Barcelona knew the answer. Actually, Brian Barcelona is the answer.
Barcelona is the founder of One Voice, a Los Angeles-based ministry that seeks to bring the Gospel to local high school students by strengthening student Bible clubs. more >>
A student in Nevada who wanted to start a pro-life club at her school, but was denied the request, has filed a complaint against her school district.
Angelique Clark, a student at West Career and Technical Academy in the Clark County School District, had her complaint filed Thursday in district court.
"Clark … wishes to exercise her free speech rights, protected by federal and state law, to create a pro-life club in order to educate her fellow students on the issue of abortion and to offer hope and resources to help in the cases of crisis pregnancies," read the complaint. more >>
After a medical blogger revealed this week that retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson participated in research in which tissue from two spontaneous abortions were used, Carson explained that he took no part in actually studying the tissue and defended the practice of using fetal tissue to advance science and medicine.
On Wednesday, Dr. Jen Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has previously appeared in USA Today, posted on her blog an excerpt of a 1992 collaborative research paper that lists Carson as one of four authors.
The research, which is titled Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: Immunohistochemical evidence for nonneuropithelial differentiation, used tissue samples from nine and 17-week spontaneous abortions that were taken from pathology labs. more >>
He can recite books of the Bible from memory, and this fall semester Tom Meyer, a member of Wordsower International Ministries, will be teaching a Bible memorization course at California-based Shasta Bible College and Graduate School.
"The students are graded on their accuracy of memorizing a smaller book in one semester and presenting that book dramatically, from memory, in their local church or in our chapel service," said Meyer, who told The Christian Post that he's limiting the course, which starts Aug. 25, to 12 students.
"Whether they memorize by reading aloud, hearing, or writing, the necessity to meditate on the text will establish the Word in their heart and hopefully provide them with a greater walk with God." more >>