How did the Republican Party become the stupid party, and what can be done to change it? In Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots), conservative columnist Matt Lewis offers answers.
The timing of Lewis' book couldn't have been better. Due in stores Tuesday, publication is just six days before the Iowa caucus.
If you think this is a book about Donald Trump, you're sort of right. The current Republican presidential frontrunner hadn't announced his candidacy when the book was written, Lewis told The Christian Post in an email interview, but Trump's non-ideological populism has confirmed the book's thesis. more >>
The new faith-based film "Only God Can" has received the Indie Fest Film Award of Excellence under the Christian category at its annual awards show.
The inspirational faith-based film focuses on the lives of five long-time friends who are struggling to make it through life's escalating challenges after a tragic, life-changing event threatens to break them apart. They soon discover that, through faith, only God can empower them to overcome the obstacles they face and become the people they truly hope to be.
The film was made specifically for and about Christian women and is meant to be a beacon of light that encourages viewers to exemplify Christ's love and commitment in their lives. more >>
The reason why five Romanian Pentecostal children were seized from their parents in November by Norwegian child services is because authorities used the fact that parents disciplined their children with spankings to charge them with child abuse, an activist close to the situation says.
Lawyer Peter Costea, the president of the Alliance for Romania's Families who has been in frequent communication with the family and its lawyers and has access to court records, told The Christian Post on Monday that court documents indicate that the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were taken from their parents' custody on Nov. 16, 2015, because the children told investigators that their parents spanked them as a disciplinary measure.
Costea explained that on Nov. 16, the Bodnariu's two daughters got into a fight on the bus while on the way to school and the oldest daughter was then questioned by the school's principal how they were being treated by the parents at home. more >>
Comedian and primetime television host Stephen Colbert poked some fun at Republican primary frontrunner Donald Trump over the billionaire real estate mogul's recent "Two Corinthians" comment.
Last week when addressing students at Liberty University, Trump referred to the New Testament book of 2 Corinthians as Two Corinthians.
Islam teaches that Christians and Muslims worship the same god, the head of The Center on American-Islamic Relations wrote last week in defense of a suspended Wheaton College professor who asserted that notion on Facebook in December.
In an op-ed condemning the Illinois Evangelical higher education institution for suspending and attempting to fire political science professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same deity, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad argued that the school's belief that the two religions don't worship the same God displays a level of "ignorance."
"It is clear that Wheaton College has the right to its own theological stance on the nature of God, but from an Islamic perspective, there is only one deity worshiped by Muslims, Christians and Jews," Awad asserted. "In fact, the Muslim declaration of faith (shahada) states: 'There is no god but God.' more >>
After leading Baptist ethicist Russell Moore stated earlier this month that Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is "leading in the Billy Graham wing" of Evangelicals, Bob Vander Plaats, a leading Iowa conservative and co-chair of Ted Cruz's national campaign, asserted that it wrong to "pigeonhole" Christians into "different lanes."
In a Roll Call article published Jan. 8 focusing on whether Rubio can appeal to Evangelicals, Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was quoted as saying that the Florida senator is leading among Billy Graham Evangelicals.
Moore added that Cruz, a senator from Texas, "is leading in the Jerry Falwell wing," while billionaire Donald Trump "is leading in the Jimmy Swaggart wing." more >>