Motivational speaker, author and ministry leader Nick Vujicic is one of several well-known Christian leaders that will be speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2013 Convention & Exposition in Nashville. The four-day event that begins this Saturday is the largest nationally and internationally recognized gathering dedicated to the field of Christian communications.
"God has used Nick to inspire, motivate, and touch lives around the world," commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. "More importantly, many have found the hope they seek in Jesus Christ through his faithful witness. I'm excited to have him speak at NRB 2013."
Born without arms and legs, Vujicic has devoted his life to telling others about Jesus. As president of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs, Vujicic travels around the world, speaking to large audiences about overcoming obstacles and finding hope in God. He is delivering the International Keynote session on Tuesday. more >>
Leaders at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship look forward to submitting statements to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about incidents where universities have attempted to restrict the religious liberties of student groups in the name of non-discrimination, the organization said Thursday.
Over the last several years, some colleges have tried to, and in some cases successfully, implemented policies that call for religious student groups to not use religious criteria in leadership selection. The Civil Rights commission announced last month a briefing to be focused on reconciling non-discrimination policies with religious liberties scheduled for later this month.
"We're very excited and very pleased that the commission is looking into this issue," Intervarsity National Field Director for the Northeast Greg Jao told The Christian Post. "For universities to suggest that leaders don't need to hold their beliefs imposes a very foreign theology on these groups. A theology that says leadership requirements don't matter. more >>
Dr. Ben Carson, accomplished neurosurgeon and new conservative darling, said in a recent interview that he repeatedly declined the White House's requests to preview his well-known National Prayer Breakfast Speech before it was delivered on Feb. 7.
"I told them that I don't have an advance copy because I don't write out my speeches and I don't use teleprompters," Carson told The Hill in an interview earlier this week.
"… they asked more than once … I gave them the [Biblical] texts around which the remarks would be framed … I said 'read those texts, the remarks will be framed around those;' … that should have told them something," Carson added. more >>
Known for his creative work in social causes, the author of the new book, More or Less – Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity, asks the question, "What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us?"
Jeff Shinabarger, 33, is a social entrepreneur and experience designer. By his work as the co-founder of the Q event, and as the creative director for the highly successful leadership conference Catalyst for almost a decade, it's easy to see why he qualifies for just such designations. He is also the founder of GiftCardGiver.com and Plywood People, an innovative community addressing social needs through creative services.
The Christian Post interviewed the East Atlanta Village, Ga., resident about More or Less, a book that he hopes will help readers learn how to "draw a line of 'enough' in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever." more >>
LOS ANGELES – More than 400 guests attended an Academy Awards show viewing party co-hosted by a collaboration of more than a half-dozen different Christian-based ministries at Bel Air Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening. All the ministries are focused on helping believers make an impact through their work in the entertainment industry – especially in the tough arena of Hollywood.
"God tells us that when two or more are gathered in His name then He is there," Karen Covell, founder of the Hollywood Prayer Network, told The Christian Post. HPN was one of the ministries helping with the event that featured a live broadcast of the Oscars shown on several big screens inside the church, food, prizes, and short discussions about faith in the industry during the commercials.
"Our goal as Christian professionals in Hollywood is to use our gifts and talents in the secular entertainment industry, along with ministering to the creative community, both by loving and sharing our faith with our co-workers who don't yet know Jesus and to build up, encourage and pray for our Christian friends and associates," Covell explained. "That won't happen unless we gather together, break bread together, build unity and have fun together." more >>
Results of two polls recently published by the Washington Post suggesting that Americans are increasingly in favor of same-sex marriage and opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have come under criticism from the Pennsylvania Pastors' Network, which contends that the results "are likely skewed" in favor of the gay rights advocacy groups that commissioned them.
One of the polls, conducted for the Respect for Marriage Coalition, found that 75 percent of voters believe that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. A breakdown of that number shows that 91 percent of Democrats, 75 percent of Independents and 56 percent of Republicans support this view. Regardless of their personal views on same-sex marriage, the poll also noted that 83 percent of Americans feel same-sex marriage would be legal nationally within five to ten years. Section 3 of DOMA, which the Obama administration recently urged the Supreme Court to strike down, defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
A national survey conducted for the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) said 59 percent of registered voters were against DOMA's Section 3. It also noted that opposition to DOMA's Section 3 was higher among African-Americans, 65 percent, and Hispanics, 61 percent, than it was for whites, 57 percent, according to the Washington Post. The poll also noted that a majority of voters felt DOMA discriminated against same-sex couples. more >>