NASHVILLE – Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sat down in an exclusive interview with The Christian Post prior to him being honored with the NRB Board of Directors award on the final evening of the National Religious Broadcasters convention.
Huckabee, now a talk radio and television host for Fox News, has staked out a successful career as a political analyst and media personality that began in 2009. However, prior to his career in politics, he was employed in the Christian communications industry while also serving as a Baptist minister.
The Christian Post asked him about his career in communications, politics and the church, as well as his opinion on major issues facing the nation, such as immigration, the bitter political partisanship in Washington, and the relationship between morality and freedom. more >>
NASHVILLE – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was one of several prominent leaders in broadcasting that received awards during the last night of the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention. The weekend show host for Fox News Channel won the NRB Board of Directors Award during the awards dinner Tuesday.
"I'm honored and I just want to be a little salt and light in a world full of decay and darkness, and that's what you all do every day," said Huckabee upon receiving the award.
The NRB Board of Directors Award honors a Christian who demonstrates integrity, displays creativity and makes a significant impact on society. In recognition that broadcasting is not the only way to witness to the power of the Gospel, the award recipient may or may not be in the field of electronic communications. more >>
NASHVILLE – Evangelist Nick Vujicic told communicators at the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB 2013) convention that through his global outreach ministry, "Life Without Limbs," he is able to see a strong spiritual movement indicating that we are most likely living during the end times.
"We are extremely excited in seeing how the Lord is reaching out to the world not just through our ministry, but we can see other ministries with moves of God [and] you really start to get convinced that we are living in the end of days, a time when every human being on earth will have the chance to say 'yes, I accept' or 'no, I reject' this Gospel message of Jesus," said Vujicic during the last keynote session of the 4-day event. "But how will they know unless someone tells them?"
The inspirational speaker who was born without arms or legs has taken his message of faith and hope to audiences around the world. This was his first NRB convention appearance and he told the audience that working together as the body of Christ was extremely important. more >>
NASHVILLE – This is the second part of an interview with author Hank Hanegraaff, who along with the Christian Research Institute, hosts a daily talk show where he is better known as the "Bible Answer Man."
Hanegraaff discusses with The Christian Post his latest book, Afterlife: What You Really Want to Know About Heaven and the Hereafter, that is in bookstores now. He took time out during the National Religious Broadcasters convention to sit down with CP and talk about the realities and misconceptions associated with eternal life, and heaven and hell.
CP: There are a number of books written in recent years that discuss near-death experiences of people who claimed that they have visited heaven and then returned to their earthly bodies. Do you believe this can happen and do you address it in your book? more >>
NASHVILLE – Top leaders from Google, Twitter, and Facebook made it clear that it's best that traditional media embrace the three Internet tech giants, they said while speaking at the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville on Monday.
Guest speaker Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Twitter's social innovation leader, said that while her company was doing some analytics, just three years ago "we started to see that Bible verses were doing really well."
"Someone would tweet out Bible verses and 500 people would immediately re-tweet it," Diaz-Ortiz said. "People of faith were really engaged with these Bible verses. Religious content on Twitter is incredibly engaged. You can look at a pastor such as Andy Stanley and see that he will tweet something out and get more reaction and more engagement than famous celebrities like Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber with 50 times as many followers." more >>
NASHVILLE – Bestselling author Eric Metaxas addressed over 300 CEOs and executives of religious broadcasting outlets on Sunday, challenging them to experience or publicly demonstrate the "joy" that only Jesus Christ can bring into their lives and the lives of people in the world.
"The question is – especially for those of us who are professionals in the religious business – have you lost the joy of serving Jesus?" he asked the industry leaders. "Sometimes it is easier for those of us in this room to lose sight of this."
The New York native spoke candidly of his early life, especially about his childhood and how although he grew up in a home where his parents took him to church, his spiritual life centered primarily around culture and not on the teachings of the Bible. more >>