A British man who has been accused of keeping three women as slaves, reportedly claimed he was Jesus to his followers.
The headquarters of sect-leader Aravindan Balakrishnan, 73, and his wife, Chanda, was raided last week by London police, who have accused the couple of holding an Irish woman, 57, a Malaysian, 69 and a Brit, 30, against their will.
Balakrishan, believed to have immigrated to the U.K. from Malaysia with his wife in the 1960's, was the head of the Workers' Institute of Marxism Leninism Tse-tung Thought, a school that allegedly tried to "bring about world domination for China." more >>
Priscilla Shirer, popular Bible teacher, author and conference speaker, recently spoke with The Christian Post about her new book, God Is Able, in which she unpacks Ephesians 3:20-21 to explain how Christians can personally apply the Scripture's proclamation that God can "do exceeding abundantly above and beyond anything that you can ask or think." The married mother of three also shared her views on women in ministry and why Christians need to get out of the pews and onto the pavement.
Below is a transcript, edited for clarity, of CP's exclusive interview with Shirer.
CP: There's been more talk recently about women consistently being underrepresented in some areas of Christianity, especially when it comes to well-known platforms and conferences. You travel a lot and speak at conferences often. What's your take and experience on that? more >>
A recently released poll regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' "Preventive Services" mandate has found that nearly 60 percent of likely American voters oppose the measure.
In a survey of 801 likely American voters conducted November 18-20, WPA Opinion Research found that 51 percent of respondents "strongly oppose" the HHS mandate, while 8 percent "somewhat oppose" it.
On the other end, 28 percent of respondents "strongly support" the HHS mandate, 7 percent "somewhat support" it, and 6 percent were undecided. more >>
Popular search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing use what's called predictive search, and when queried "why do Christian women…" the search engines reveal that online users appear to be most curious about Christian women's relationship and clothing habits.
As most Web users know, once a person starts typing into the search box of Google, Bing or Yahoo, an auto-complete feature predicts what a user's search query will be, deploying a dropdown list of suggestions as he or she types. The algorithm is based on popular or common online searches.
Testing the predictive feature with the phrase "why do Christian women…" showed that Internet users have lots of questions about Christian women, particularly about why they cover their hair or heads; wear skirts; and...cheat. more >>
A group of young Christian women have decided to take on "No Makeup November," a nationwide campaign dubbed as a call to arms in order to embrace their natural beauty by abstaining from wearing makeup for the entire month.
Rave Ministries is behind the initiative for its second year and has about 4,000 participants in 37 states and seven countries. The idea came about when Becca Daniel, leader of the organization, took a cue from a Florida-based girl who posted videos during her 40-day no makeup journey in 2012.
"This campaign in no way is an anti-makeup campaign, because let it be known that it is not the makeup that we are battling. Instead, it is a culture that we are trying to fight. A culture that tells our young girls, mothers, and yes, even grandmothers that they are not close to being good enough," says the organization through their website. more >>
The Church of England is closer to moving away from its traditional position of electing only men as bishops after an overwhelming majority voted in favor of female bishops at the General Synod in London on Wednesday.
"These measures look to the day when the Church of England as an ecclesial entity will have made a clear decision to open all orders of ministry to women and men without distinction, whereby all those so ordained are true and lawful holders of the office which they occupy," said the Right Reverend James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester.
"If anyone had told me that one year on from last November we would be where we are, I would have said: 'That's impossible,'" added Christina Rees, a member of the archbishops' council, according to The Guardian. "But by the grace of God it has been possible and here we are. And I believe that what we are considering now is better than what we had last year and I also believe that we are better as a synod." more >>