Doctors in China are amazed by a recent "miracle baby" that was pronounced dead, only to survive a night in the morgue and show signs of life moments before his cremation.
An An Lu was born two months premature on January 8 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, and spent 23 days in an incubator before his parents, surname Lu, were able to take their child home to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The baby was only able to spend a few days at home with his family when he began showing signs of discoloration. Although his father rushed him back to the hospital, doctors pronounced him dead when his heart stopped beating and he stopped breathing. more >>
Recently I published a blog post about the great reward of putting off sin, dying to self, killing sin — whatever you want to call it. I wrote about the blessing of being able to see and enjoy Jesus more fully as we push sin out of the way.
Today I want to talk about how we actually do that. It may be encouraging to hear a pastor, Bible teacher, or even a measly blogger glory in the benefits of putting sin to death — or to phrase it in a positive sense, living in faithful obedience — but that encouragement can fade pretty quickly when you go home and realize you don't actually know how to do it effectively.
Some people believe (as evidenced in the comments section of last week's blog) that there is no sin-killing to be done on our part because Christ has already died to free us from the power of sin. Though I wholeheartedly agree that freedom from sin can only happen in and through Jesus Christ, I don't believe it is quite as passive or mystical as some folks describe it. more >>
Model, actor, and singer Tyrese Gibson is known for his racy music and his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but the R&B singer recently took to Instagram to credit Christ for the "influence" he has on others and to declare that he lacks nothing because of Jesus.
Gibson tends to make the most of social media by frequently posting comments and videos about his views on happenings in popular culture. Lately his online platforms are being used more and more to share his faith. In a recent Instagram post he revealed that his success is not the reason for his wealth.
"Every show while I'm singing I'm praying, when I lift my hands I am thanking the Lord Jesus Christ for the God given stage of influence he has given me," Gibson wrote. more >>
A newlywed couple in Irving, Texas, say they are trying to remember the important things in life after losing all of their possessions in a house fire – except for their Bible and marriage certificate.
An apartment fire in the northern Texas city destroyed all of the belongings of Chris and Brittni Lewis, who had been married less than a month when the disaster struck.
The couple's spirits were lifted, however, when they discovered the only two items that had survived the flames. more >>
Just in times for Valentines Day, writer and novelist Nicholas Sparks released his latest love tale, "The Choice." The popular author believes that faith is a central theme in the choices made throughout the film and maintains that all of his stories often illustrate the pursuit of God's will and the power of one's free will.
"I wanted to do a novel that was somewhat similar in structure to "The Notebook" in that it's a story that describes what happens to a couple after the honeymoon ends," said Sparks to The Christian Post. "Stories like those seem to add an additional authenticity to the story and it was an area that I wanted to explore in while being entirely different than "The Notebook.""
Critics are slamming the film for it's similarities to his stories in the past. Sparks admits that although similar in some ways there are a couple of original ideas behind "The Choice." The Lionsgate movie follows Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) who is a ladies' man that thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive. more >>
"Starry Night" singer Chris August married his fiance Katelin Cummings on Saturday, a day that he is pegging the "best day" of his life after salvation.