With January's Powerball jackpot estimated at $700 million — the largest in U.S. history, according to ABC News — Christians might be tempted to play, but Pastor John Piper explains why he advises people to avoid the gambling trap.
In a post shared Tuesday on DesiringGod.org, Pastor John Piper, chancellor of Minnesota-based Bethlehem College & Seminary, discourages Christians from participating in lotteries, warning, " … you should not gamble with your money this way."
Below, the theologian outlines seven reasons why. more >>
"These Trump supporters are horrible; how do we get their vote?" is the contradictory message heard from various Democratic corners these days.
While Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has gained support with appeals to some of the worst aspects of the American zeitgeist, some liberals now recognize that his supporters are a demographic group that the Democrats should listen to.
The most detailed study yet of Trump supporters was reported by Nate Cohn Thursday for The New York Times. Using a massive sample of 11,000 potential Republican primary voters, Civis Analytics, a Democratic firm, found that Trump's core supporters are likely registered Democrats who tend to vote Republican in presidential races. more >>
The Christian Post invited all the presidential candidates of both major parties to answer the same set of 12 questions. Here are Carly Fiorina's answers.
1. Why do you want to be president and what does your personal faith have to do with your decision?
Fiorina: I think our nation is at a pivotal point. Too many people fear that we are losing the sense of limitless possibility that has always defined this nation. Margaret Thatcher — a woman I greatly admire — once said that she was not content to manage the decline of a great nation. Neither am I. I am prepared to lead the resurgence of a great nation. more >>
The upcoming film "Prayer Never Fails" was birthed from the various news stories that have made headlines about sports coaches being ridiculed or fired for praying at games. The movie promises to showcase prayer at a whole new level.
As a feature-length legal drama, the faith-based flick is about an up-and-coming high school basketball coach on his way to a record number of wins when he is fired after he risks everything to pray for a player suffering at home.
"Prayer Never Fails" is from writer/director Wes Miller and stars Eric Roberts, Corbin Bernsen, Lorenzo Lamas, Nick Lashaway ("In Time"), and Minister Clifton Davis ("Any Given Sunday"). more >>
Editor's Note: A previous headline wrote that Higgins was criticized for "promoting abortion." Higgins was criticized for her critique of pro-life activism but she was not promoting abortion. We apologize for the mistake.
Also, Intervarsity released a statement on Thursday explaining its inclusion of Black Lives Matter speakers and with a response from interim President Jim Lundgren, saying, "Scripture is clear about the sanctity of life. That is why I'm both pro-life and committed to the dignity of my Black brothers and sisters." You can read the full statement here.
Urbana 15 and Black Lives Matter activist Michelle Higgins are under fire from Students For Life of America for seemingly rejecting the pro-life group's exhibition request and for proclaiming disparaging remarks from the stage about the pro-life movement, respectively, earlier this week at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-sponsored student mission conference. more >>
MIAMI BEACH — If your purpose in life is to glorify God, why become an economist? Christian economist Arthur Brooks answered this question at a November Faith Angle Forum.
Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, was a french horn player, living in Barcelona, during a "soul searching" time of his life when he heard a J.S. Bach quote that influenced him.
After being asked, "why do you write music?" Bach answered, "The aim and final end of all music is nothing less than the glorification of God and the enjoyment of man." more >>