Retired pastor John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., had high praises for Christian rapper Shai Linne for his defense of his new song "Fal$E Teacher$" in which he gives a withering criticism of the "prosperity gospel" and an explicit list of some of its more popular preachers like Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes and Benny Hinn.
"Fal$E Teacher$" is a song on Linne's upcoming album titled, Lyrical Theology Part I.
"My, my, Shai, this is good. Seven-minute video on why Shai Linne wrote and raps 'FAL$E TEACHER$'," tweeted Piper along with a link to Linne's video where he discusses the motivation behind the song. more >>
Corey Alderin is one of the co-founders of Tools for Christ, which offers Christian clothing and accessories for believers of all ages. Alderin spoke with The Christian Post about how Tools for Christ came about and the significance of its importance in today's society.
The Christian Post: How did Tools for Christ come about?
Alderin: It was an idea that God planted in my head as I was driving through some horrible Chicago traffic. But the idea came about as I was thinking through some ways to be able to share my faith and spread the message of Jesus in a way that works even when you are not speaking. I wish I would have started working on the Tools for Christ brand when I first had the idea, but I let it stay just an idea for a while. more >>
New reports stemming from Central Africa indicate that a global partner to the HCJB Christian radio station has suffered nearly $300,000 in damages as a result of last week's Central African Republic Coup, which resulted in the March 24 ousting of President Francois Bozize and the self-appointment of rebel leader Michel Djotodia as president.
Additionally, one of the employees at the radio station lost their son in the coup chaos that ensued last week near the Integrated Community Development International building, a partner of the HCJB Global radio station.
"We mourn with this family who has suffered bitter grief," Wayne Pederson, president and CEO of HCJB Global, said in a statement emailed to The Christian Post. more >>
Producers of "The American Bible Challenge" TV game show have teamed up with the popular Bible App by YouVersion to provide polling data, study and reference for teams for the show's second season.
Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the GSN entertainment company show features three teams being tested for their Bible knowledge and winning money for their favorite charities. Joining the show for the second season as musical co-host is nine-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin who leads the show's gospel choir.
YouVersion draws upon its vast community to provide the polling data for a new show challenge focused on Bible interpretation. In this segment, contestants are asked to correctly estimate how people responded to questions about Bible passages or what they would do in similar situations. As well, when the teams prepare for their intense final round, they'll rely on the Bible App for study and reference. The Bible App offers over 400 versions of the Bible in more than 200 languages. more >>
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias recently discussed the ramifications of social media on society and implied that the Internet phenomenon was like the Tower of Babel from the Bible.
He began his discussion of social media that is posted in a video at ChurchLeaders.com by answering the question, "Isn't Facebook bad?"
"I think that's a great question and I frankly think it is an enormously vital phenomenon," Zacharias said. "Most of us, particularly my generation, do not fully understand it because many in my vintage will not often use it to its full extent. I don't even understand the ramifications of it sometimes, but I will tell you what, we've watched recent movements in continents and sub-continents, watched demagogues overthrown, watched systems changed, [and] watched revolutions begin." more >>
Televangelist Pat Robertson has suggested that miracles are reported much more often in places overseas than in the United States, because Americans have been "inundated with skepticism and secularism."
During a taping of CBN's "The 700 Club" show on April 1, hosted by Robertson, a man identified as Ken posed the question:
"Why do amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and nowhere in the USA? What can we do to encourage those things to happen here? Is America too far gone for miracles like this?" more >>