Two Georgia-based Baptist groups, one predominantly African-American the other largely Caucasian, have agreed to a "covenant of action" aimed at fostering joint mission and charity efforts.
Leaders from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia and New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia agreed to the covenant, which became official earlier this month.
Frank Broome, executive coordinator with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia, told The Christian Post that the covenant of action had its roots in meetings between leaders of the two Baptist groups. more >>
Mainstream rapper DMX has never shied away from sharing about his Christian faith. In episode 3 of N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's "Drink Champs" podcast, the New York rapper ended his interview with a deep prayerful freestyle.
See his freestyle in its entirety below:
"Dear Lord I need to be rescued, no one can get it done except you more >>
Actor Stephen Baldwin opened up about his life before coming to Christ, and how an unexpected witness planted the seed that ultimately helped him to believe, in a recent video posted for I Am Second, a movement that helps people discover their purpose in life by putting Christ first.
"My life before Christ was focused on making money," said Baldwin. " … A totally day-in-and-day-out existence that was, unbeknownst to me at the time, an existence of self-absorbance, and just doing what you normally do when you're trying to maintain a career in the movie business."
Over time, however, the priorities of the 49-year-old actor changed. more >>
"Mom Says/Dad Says," an exclusive Christian parental advice column by Gregory Slayton, former U.S. Ambassador to Bermuda and author of the best-selling book Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs, and his wife, Marina Slayton, author of the new book Be The Best Mom You Can Be. The Slaytons have been featured on Fox and Friends, Focus on the Family Radio and numerous other media outlets. They donate 100% of their royalties from parenting books to fatherhood and family nonprofits.
Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, Governors Jeb Bush and Sam Brownback and Pastors Tim Keller and Luis Palau, among others, have endorsed the Slaytons. In their exclusive series for The Christian Post, both Marina and Gregory will answer thoughtful Christian parents seeking to raise their children up in the goodness of the Gospel and the Glory of God. If you would like to have Marina and Gregory answer your questions, please contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS QUESTION: We see so many examples of kids going 'bad' — even from 'good' homes. Some of our friends who have older children are now dealing with big problems … or even outright disasters. Our kids are still very young and we want to raise them up to be strong and courageous and to stand for what is right and good. How can we best do that? more >>
Rapper Lecrae warns fans about two major problems people face when they're on a spiritual high, which he describes in detail in his new book, Unashamed.
The Reach Records founder and Academy Award winner took to Facebook on Tuesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release on May 3. In the snippet the rapper describes his initial reaction to getting saved and what he has since learned from his behavior:
I had finally been set free, but I was about to find out if I could live free. A person can be removed from slavery in an instant, but it takes a lifetime for slavery to be removed from a person. more >>
Have you ever experienced improv comedy? It feels like chaos! Chicago is the home to the most influential comedy theatre in the world, Second City. From the elevated train running through Chicago, you can read billboards advertising the Second City Improv class: "Because Everyone's A Comedian."
Improv, or improvisation, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a story are made up on the spot. It looks terrifying. You don't know what they are going to say and that makes for great humor. They don't know what each other will say and that makes it unpredictable. There is no formula for improv. Yet, if it is all made up in the moment, why would they advertise to take a training class to do improv? Why do the great improv comics practice their craft so much? The reality is that improv appears spontaneous and random, but it is not. Being "in the moment" is a developed skill cultivated through practice. Improv works because it follows a set of certain rules and is a function of practice. Anyone can learn it, practice it and improve at it. "Because Everyone's A Comedian."
One key rule of the art of improv is called the rule of agreement, also called "don't deny." "Denial" is the number one reason most improv scenes go south. Any time one improvisational artist refuses an "offer" made by their partner the scene will almost instantly come to a grinding halt. For example, player A says, "Hi, my name is Joe. Welcome to my house." Then, player B does not follow this rule and replies with "This isn't a house, it's a spaceship. And you're not Joe, you're a hippopotamus." The scene crashes. No matter how clever player B's idea was or how funny he thought it could be, it stalled because player B did not follow the simple rule. more >>