High in the Himalayas, Christianity is on the rise. And so are religious tensions.
If I asked you to name the places where Christianity is growing the fastest, you, being a well-informed BreakPoint listener, would probably respond "Africa" and/or "China."
And you'd be correct. The explosion of Christianity south of the Sahara is so great that a colleague of mine is surprised whenever he meets a West African immigrant who's not a believer. And as we previously told you on BreakPoint, Christianity in China is growing so rapidly that, by one scholar's estimate, there will be more Christians in China than in any other country by 2035. more >>
Columbia Records has announced signing of hip-hop artist Lecrae and his record label, Reach Records.
Lecrae's latest album Anomaly, released on his own Reach Records label debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and has garnered recognition in mainstream hip-hop.
"The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre's conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration," Colombia Records said of Lecrae in a statement shared with The Christian Post . more >>
Former Miss USA Rima Fakih made headlines earlier this month when it was announced that the first Muslim winner of the American beauty contest was converting to Christianity in advance of her May 15 wedding.
While widely syndicated, the conservative media watchdog entity NewsBusters ran a story noting that many established news sources shied away from the Fakih story.
Christians in the Western world are being called to speak with their pastors this Sunday on the International Day for the Unreached and reflect on what life would be like without Jesus Christ, a reality that close to 2 billion people around the world face today.
The Alliance for the Unreached, bringing together several different Bible translation and missionary organizations, is marking Pentecost Sunday on May 15 with a special call to churches, media, and individual believers to stand up and be the voice for multitudes who would benefit from hearing the Gospel in their own language, but have not yet had the opportunity to do so.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, one of the participating groups, coordinates 3,000 missionaries in 2,000 different programs around the world, and is aiming to translate the Bible into every language, so that one day, no man, woman or child will be Bibleless or unreached. more >>
Film/music producer and best-selling author Bishop T.D. Jakes will host a new syndicated self-titled daily talk show, TEGNA announced. "T.D. JAKES" is set to premiere in more than 50 U.S. markets on Sep. 12.
The one-hour show will feature original social media content and real personal stories with candid conversations. Jakes will be talking to celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with sharing words of wisdom.
"T.D. Jakes" will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles and will air weekdays in the afternoon across the country. The talk show will also employ social media platforms so audience members can engage with the show 24/7 through @tdjakesshow. more >>
In his new book, Millennial Orphan, author Levi Gideon Shepherd tells the real-life story of his riveting past of abuse, childhood struggles and the darkness that comes from hopelessness when he believed that no one cared about him.
With an absentee father and a deceased mother, Shepherd knows firsthand what it's like to be an orphan growing up in the broken foster system in the United States. At the age of 17, he suffered a life-threatening illness and after years of brokenness, abuse and wanting to belong, he joined a gang. Working up the ranks and becoming second-in-command, Shepherd was heading down a road that would lead to prison or death, but then he caught a glimpse of God's grace and made a U-turn in his life.
The following is an edited transcript of Shepherd's interview with The Christian Post in which he candidly discusses his life from growing up as a millennial in darkness to the transformative power of the love of God. more >>