NASHVILLE – Two popular Christian leaders opened the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday morning with inspiring speeches on how Christians should manage their relationships, weather in business, family or church, and how spirituality can influence one's performance as a leader.
Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson – the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. – and Sam Crabtree, pastor of Bethlehem Bible Baptist church in Minneapolis, Minn., who serves alongside pastor and author John Piper, emphasized that focusing on hearing and affirming others and focusing on one's own spiritual needs are things many leaders overlook. These are crucial to success as far as business relationships, and the relationship with God go, they argued in consecutive speeches.
We all need to correct others, whether at work or in personal life, Crabtree said, but corrections need to be "overwhelmed by affirmations," otherwise we risk turning people against us, which is not only un-Christian but not professionally beneficial. Corrections are "draining" energy from relationships, and "affirmation" is putting that energy back in, the popular pastor said. more >>
NASHVILLE – Some of the most well-known Christian authors and leaders are attending the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn – including Max Lucado, Will Graham, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Miles McPherson – that kicks off Saturday.
The annual NRB convention brings together thousands of the nation's most acclaimed Christian minds to brainstorm over the future of Christianity in the world dominated by media technologies.
"We believe this year begins an exciting new phase as we provide deeper and richer training, education and inspirational content during the four days of the convention," Dave Keith, NRB's vice president of conventions, told The Christian Post. more >>
As conservative Presbyterians discontent with the PC(USA) gather this week in Florida for a conference to create a “New Reformed Body,” one church that championed the idea will not be joining the new group.
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, which is hosting the “Orlando Covenanting Conference,” will not be joining the “New Reformed Body” but rather will remain with its present affiliation, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
David Swanson, senior pastor at First Presbyterian, told The Christian Post that his church had to decide on an affiliation when they left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), before the NRB concept was initiated. more >>
Broadcast television will become the next HBO or Cinemax unless the U.S. Supreme Court does something about it, a media watchdog group declared.
Supreme Court justices on Tuesday began hearing the oral arguments for the television decency case involving major networks like Fox and ABC. A lower court had ruled that the Federal Communications Commission regulations on broadcast networks were unconstitutional.
The issue at hand was whether or not the FCC’s stricter indecency standards imposed on broadcast television networks during recent years were in violation of the Constitution, specifically the First and Fifth Amendments. more >>
Google’s anti-competition practices are a cause for concern for the Senate’s Antitrust Subcommittee and the National Religious Broadcasters, which claims the search engine is violating free speech.
Sens. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), both members of the Subcommittee on Antitrust Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, urged the Federal Trade Commission in a Monday letter to investigate Google Inc.’s practices regarding competition.
The letter expressed concern that the search engine has switched from simply identifying Web pages that are most relevant to users’ queries without bias to producing results that blatantly favors its own products. more >>
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All viewers have to do is watch the new Prayer Stop TV show live on Thursday night and correctly answer all five questions posted by the show on its Facebook page Friday morning.
The first person to email the group with the right answers wins $100. It’s that simple. more >>