Real Life Church in Valencia, California, and a local chapter of Young Life will be hosting "A Night to Remember" prom for students with special needs on Saturday.
Danny Caudillo, a spokesman for Real Life Church, told The Christian Post that Young Life Capernaum was one of five organizations the congregation chose to partner with this year as part of their 'Out of the Box' initiative "because we have seen what an impact it can make in these children's lives."
"Our sister church, Mission Church in Ventura, California, has put this event on for years, and we wanted to model our event after theirs," he explained. more >>
When feeling stressed and overworked, here are five Bible verses to bring you peace and tranquility. All verses are taken from the New International Version.
1) Psalm 128:2 "You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours."
2) Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 "I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God." more >>
Korie and Willie Robertson's oldest son, John Luke Robertson, has grown up on his family's A&E hit reality television show "Duck Dynasty," but the newly-wed, college freshman is paving his own way to success with his new book, Young and Beardless.
"Being young and beardless is more than a lack of life experience or facial hair," says Robertson, 20, in a statement to The Christian Post. "It's about learning, growing, and trying to figure out where you fit in the world. And being able to do great things has nothing to do with where you are in life, what your past is, which family you were born into, or how small your town is. It has to do with you: who you chose to be, how you choose to live, what you choose to dream, and how you choose to get there."
In Young and Beardless, John Luke shares what it's like to grow up as a Robertson and what he's learned since stepping out on his own as a man. Robertson focuses a great deal on how to build a dream for your life, how to create a plan to turn that dream into reality, and how to surround yourself with supportive people. With humor and refreshing honesty, Robertson shares his perspective on taking chances, choosing a spouse and embracing your true self. more >>
There's just something about bowed heads that makes you take notice.
I've noticed it and you have too — people everywhere are bowing their heads. In every restaurant, on every college campus, from cubicles to crosswalks, at church and at traffic lights folks appear virtually powerless to resist the compelling urge to pause and bow their heads. In reality, worship is taking place to the god of … the smartphone.
You do it and I do it. We text, tweet, post, shop, order dinner, answer emails, check social media, catch up on scores, follow politics, entertain ourselves — we even photograph our amazing meals! more >>
In the upcoming biblical epic "Peter – The Redemption," viewers will embark on an inspirational journey of faith. The film stars Emmy-nominated actor John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings," "Shogun" and "Indiana Jones") and Stephen Baldwin ("God's Club" and "Faith of Our Fathers"), and will arrive on DVD and Digital HD on Aug. 2 from Cinedigm.
The faith-based film is the retelling of the biblical narrative of Apostle Peter during the first Christian persecution. Also featured in the film are actors Steve Byers ("Smallville," "The Man From High Castle") and Bobbie Phillips ("The X Files," "Last Flight Out").
"Peter – The Redemption" follows Peter (Rhys-Davies) as he is tormented by his denial of Christ. Having spent his life attempting to atone for his failures, Peter's true devotion as a witness for the Lord is tested yet again as he faces certain death at the hands of the cruel Roman Emperor Nero (Baldwin). The epic questions are: Will Peter falter again and let his weakness betray him or will he rise up triumphant in his final moment? more >>
John Phillip Newell, in his powerful book Christ of the Celts, tells a story about sitting with a leader of the Pueblo tribe in New Mexico. He was speaking to this tribal elder about the Celtic tradition of "listening for the heartbeat of God" in all creation — a way of seeing that comes from the Apostle John, who, according to tradition, leaned against the chest of Christ at the Last Supper and therefore "heard the heartbeat of God."
Newell told the tribal elder that it's essential that we move in our world listening and looking for the heartbeat — a very countercultural way of looking at things in our Christian world, where it seems we would rather tell people what freedom MUST look like and sound like — what language it must speak and songs it must sing.
After Newell finished waxing poetic about this concept, the Pueblo elder said gently, "Yes. We too know the heartbeat." He then began to beat out an ancient rhythm on a drum he was holding on his lap. more >>