For some Christians it's been years since they've cracked open a Bible or carried one to church. While most are familiar with well-known biblical accounts of Moses parting the Red Sea, the extraordinary strength of Samson, or how David conquered Goliath, few build upon these basic Sunday school teachings, resulting in what one apologist calls "biblical illiteracy."
In a portion of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston addresses biblical illiteracy and Christians who know "just enough about the Bible to be dangerous."
"The Bible can be stripped down, vandalized, added to, taken away [from], and 95 percent of people in the Church would not even know you were doing it because they simply do not know the Bible," Johnston told The Christian Post earlier this month. more >>
While promoting the release of his latest DVD for the film "God's Club," well-known Baldwin brother Stephen revealed that he is connecting with a church in New York City to start a Bible study that will help young people who are lost, depressed or confused.
"I just found in my heart that what young people are seeking more than ever is to be challenged with an authentic encounter and experience with truth. That's what I believe young people are looking for," Baldwin told The Christian Post.
The actor maintained that he's gearing up to host the Bible study because after visiting many churches that focus on youth in the city, he felt there was still something missing. Baldwin contends that as much as young, hip churches are "blessing" the younger generation with music and a practical kind of Bible teaching, that really only goes so far. more >>
Researchers at a Christian college in Virginia have found that the King James Version of the Bible is the most frequently used translation among five denominations in the United States.
Bluefield College released ts findings earlier this month, noting that the KJV Bible was most used by Baptists, Pentecostals, Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Mormons.
"The original research for the project was based on open source versions of the Bible, including data from the Pew Research Center, Google Analytics, and YouVersion," said Chris Shoemaker, director of marketing and public relations at Bluefield, to The Christian Post. more >>
ARLINGTON, Va. — "Risen" flips the script on the traditional telling of the resurrection of Christ, focusing on the story through the lens of a non-believer, a Roman military Tribune tasked with finding Christ's missing body in order to quash hopes among the Jews of a risen Savior.
Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the Sony/AffirmFilms faith-based movie stars lead actor Joseph Fiennes, 44, ("Shakespeare in Love" and "Luther") who delivers a credible portrayal of the fictional Roman Tribune, Clavius. Ordered by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) to find Yeshua's body and prove the empty tomb of "The Nazarene" to be no more than a hoax to "keep a crusade alive," Clavius will stop at nothing to that end.
With the help of his aide, Lucius, played by Tom Felton, Fiennes' character scouts out clues that he believes will lead to Christ's missing body, much like a detective would a criminal case, giving "Risen" a mystery-like quality that will appeal to believers and non-believers alike. It's what attracted Fiennes to the film. more >>
The dramatic miniseries "A.D. The Bible Continues" was short-lived on television, but its Nov. 3 release on Blu-ray and DVD gives the Bible saga a crack at immortality. A four-disc set offers viewers 45 minutes of exclusive features that chronicle the creation of the series.
Just for readers of The Christian Post, executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett want to share a special message.
"Hello to all of our friends at The Christian Post. We couldn't be more thankful for all of your incredible support of 'A.D. The Bible Continues,' and we are thrilled to experience the journey with you once again," Downey said in a video created for CP. "'A.D.' captures the remarkable story of the Apostles after the crucifixion. An event that forever changed the course of human history." more >>
If you're a human being, odds are you've felt stress at some point in your life. It would be a miracle if you hadn't.
Whether it's a work assignment that must be completed by the close of business or a class exam on difficult material — stress happens.
Stress is not a mere byproduct of the demands of modern day society, but something that people have dealt with for ages. more >>