Samir Becic, a world renowned fitness trainer who leads health classes at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, has compiled a "Top 10 Fittest Christian Leaders" list of U.S. pastors who do a good job of balancing their spiritual lives along with health and proper nutrition.
Becic's list, that he released exclusively to The Christian Post, includes pastors Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and Chuck Bernal. The list was made after his team at Health Fitness Revolution did research on each leader, taking into account how they promote a healthy lifestyle as well as how many people they reach with the Gospel message.
"Some of them had major health problems that they overcame with a healthy lifestyle," Becic told CP. "They can be great ambassadors for the Christian community that might be struggling with their physical health." more >>
The surprise victory of Republican David Jolly for a congressional seat in Florida has given new life to voters who had been depressed about the power of the Obama campaign machine. Even more surprising to the media was that Obamacare turned out to be the winning issue for Republicans.
The Democratic congressional candidate outspent the Republican by a million dollars, and it was a district that President Barack Obama carried in 2012. But the Democratic candidate's message about Obamacare, "fix, don't repeal" and "mend, don't amend," was a loser because the American people want Obamacare repealed.
The Democrats had thought Obama's favorite legislation would be a political advantage by now. It would have given health insurance to millions of voters who never had it before, others would enjoy subsidies and free contraceptives, and all had confidence in Obama's promise, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" (and your health insurance plan and your hospital). more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza continues his criticism of President Obama, who before launching the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, allegedly failed to help his half-brother who needed money for emergency medical care.
Speaking to Mike Huckabee on his Fox News show Saturday night, D'Souza recounted a story he's frequently shared since he interviewed George Obama, the president's half-brother who lives in Kenya, for his film "2016: Obama's America" that was released prior to the 2012 presidential election.
D'Souza commented that after he interviewed George for the film, he received a call from him asking for $1,000 to pay for his illegitimate son's medical care. more >>
Nearly a week after the White House made the decision, "Obamacare" opponents are discovering that the administration apparently has walked away from the individual mandate that these opponents have been working so hard to delay.
Contained as an 'option' on a new Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," application for exemption form, the administration now lists "hardship in obtaining health insurance," with no limits defining what a hardship would be, as a valid reason for being exempt.
Last October, Republicans tried to delay the ACA's individual mandate for a year and shut down the government for two weeks in the process. President Barack Obama claimed at the time that the mandate was essential to implementation of his signature healthcare law. Last week, though, Obama quietly made changes to the individual mandate that allows anyone to avoid the requirement. more >>
A mother whose child died eight hours after his birth says God gave her the strength to choose life where most women choose abortion. Today, she helps other mothers who are facing the same decision.
"God abundantly blessed us. It's amazing how much strength and grace He has given us, because we couldn't have done it on our own," Heather Walker of Memphis, Tenn., told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday.
Prayer and scripture are powerful tools of encouragement for struggling individuals, but the church fails when it presents them as the sole cure for mental disorders, writes a college student whose friend suffers from clinical depression.
In an article for Azusa Pacific University's student publication, Alec Bleher reports that his friend reflects a concern many have when it comes to how the Christian community responds to the issues surrounding mental illness.
"One of the things that bothered me was being told I just needed to pray more or that I needed to spend more time in the word," Bleher's friend and fellow Azusa University student, Nathan Robe, was quoted as saying. "…It was their way of saying, 'Well, you're doing this wrong and this is happening to you for a reason. It's because you don't do these things.' When you start [trying to be more 'Christian-like'] and things continue to go the way they have been, you begin to wonder, 'Am I not doing it right?'" more >>