Producers of "The American Bible Challenge" TV game show have teamed up with the popular Bible App by YouVersion to provide polling data, study and reference for teams for the show's second season.
Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the GSN entertainment company show features three teams being tested for their Bible knowledge and winning money for their favorite charities. Joining the show for the second season as musical co-host is nine-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin who leads the show's gospel choir.
YouVersion draws upon its vast community to provide the polling data for a new show challenge focused on Bible interpretation. In this segment, contestants are asked to correctly estimate how people responded to questions about Bible passages or what they would do in similar situations. As well, when the teams prepare for their intense final round, they'll rely on the Bible App for study and reference. The Bible App offers over 400 versions of the Bible in more than 200 languages. more >>
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias recently discussed the ramifications of social media on society and implied that the Internet phenomenon was like the Tower of Babel from the Bible.
He began his discussion of social media that is posted in a video at ChurchLeaders.com by answering the question, "Isn't Facebook bad?"
"I think that's a great question and I frankly think it is an enormously vital phenomenon," Zacharias said. "Most of us, particularly my generation, do not fully understand it because many in my vintage will not often use it to its full extent. I don't even understand the ramifications of it sometimes, but I will tell you what, we've watched recent movements in continents and sub-continents, watched demagogues overthrown, watched systems changed, [and] watched revolutions begin." more >>
A picture of what is believed to be the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus surfaced on the internet earlier today.
However, nothing shown in the screenshot confirms that the device is actually the Galaxy Tab 3, so the device might look a bit different when it actually launches.
The tablet in the picture has a white bezel, a menu button, a home button, and a back button. The colors on the screen appear vibrant and it resembles the Galaxy Note 10.1. more >>
The Russian military has introduced a high-tech air-dropped church along with a unit of priests trained in parachuting and vehicle assembly to serve the army and navy's Orthodox Christian soldiers in the field. The European country claims its airborne-friendly and ready-to-assemble house of worship is the first the world has ever seen, although similar structures have long been in existence.
RIA Novisit, Russian's official news and information agency, shared photos over the weekend on its Facebook page of paratroopers holding exercises near Ryazan, about 124 miles from Moscow. The news agency noted that among the "ordinary paratroopers" were paratrooper priests and their "mobile cathedral."
The paratrooper chaplains are among a preliminary group of about a dozen Russian Orthodox Church priests assigned to the country's Baltic Fleet in an effort to restore full-service chaplaincy to the country's armed forces, according to RIA Novisit. Russia is reportedly planning to assign 400 military chaplains to army and naval units. more >>
Some Christians are angry after Google honored labor activist Cesar Chavez in a Google Doodle on Sunday instead of posting an image representing the Easter holiday.
"We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it's difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site," a Google spokesperson told The Christian Post via email on Monday. "Sometimes for a given date we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven't in the past."
Chavez, who was Catholic, founded the United Farm Workers (then the National Farm Workers Association) in 1962 and sought safer working conditions and better wages for farm workers. In 2011, President Barack Obama honored the activist by naming March 31, the activist's birthday, "Cesar Chavez Day." more >>
Specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 recently leaked and point to the company putting this device up against Apple's rumored iPad Mini retina.
Samsung's new Tab will feature a Full HD 1090p display to combat the retina iPad Mini that is expected to launch sometime this year. The Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung device will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution and will debut in the fall at IFA 2013 conference in Germany. This would be the second tablet to have the company's Super AMOLED panel after the original Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Samsung currently competes with the iPad Mini with its recently launched Galaxy Note 8. The larger version of the popular hybrid device features a 1280 x 800 display. Apple's retina iPad Mini is expected to have a resolution of 2048 x 1536, so Samsung will have to step its game up a bit more if it still hopes to compete. more >>