To celebrate its 8th birthday this year, Twitter has launched a feature that allows users on the social network to revisit their first-ever tweet. The Christian Post took a look at how some well-known Christian figures, like Andy Stanley, Beth Moore and Rick Warren started out on Twitter.
While some may wonder if Christians should even be using social media tools like Twitter and Facebook, surveys have shown that an increasing number of churches have been using the digital platforms to engage members and foster community online.
Joel Osteen Ministries, for example, attracts thousands of users monthly across its various social networks, and has 2.4 million followers alone on Twitter (and another 5.7 million fans on Facebook). A representative of the ministry told The Christian Post last year that they have found social media to be "a great witnessing tool." more >>
Insisting that he does not "usually do this," actor and outspoken Christian Stephen Baldwin posted a message online Tuesday that he says the Holy Spirit revealed to him while watching pop star Rihanna's emotional and gritty "What Now" music video.
"I usually don't do this but just saw the @rihanna vid 'what now' near the end they flash the cross & the next thing she sings ... is 'I don't know where to go' & the Holy Spirit responded with these words ... 'yes you do, you have known me all along, from when you were a child you remember the name of Jesus, His light on your face, His joy in your heart, You can return to Jesus,'" Baldwin wrote Tuesday, in a message apparently meant for Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
He added, "[And] then perhaps by chance? The YouTube time code in that moment was 3:29 ... & I felt the Holy Spirit say 'book of John'. & John 3:29 Reads as follows … 29 'He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.'" more >>
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — While the rights Americans enjoy in the Constitution come from God, President Barack Obama is curtailing those rights, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken.), winner of the the CPAC presidential straw poll, declared.
"Our rights are innate, they come from our Creator, and no government can take them away from us," Paul declared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. Nevertheless, he argued that President Obama is denying Americans those God-given rights. "We must stop this President from shredding the Constitution!"
Paul called upon "America's next generation of liberty lovers" to channel the spirit of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, who did not compromise on slavery. "For thirty years, Garrison stood as politicians whimpered and compromised and left their fellow men in bondage … he rose above those politicians that would leave the country half free, half slave!" the senator declared. Paul compared the issue of slavery to the issue of privacy, declaring that freedom is more valuable than prosperity. more >>
The Galaxy S5 cases and covers were recently posted up on the UK-based accessories retailer MobileFun.
The extras for the phone were first displayed by Samsung at MWC, however, the company did not announce pricing information. MobileFun provided this in the posting.
It featured four different accessories for the Galaxy S5 including the Hard Case Cover in grey which will cost €24.49, the Flip Wallet Cover in various color for €36.99, the S-View Cover Case in multiple colors for €54.99, and the S View Wireless Charging Cover in white or black for €66.99. more >>
Several spoilers for tonight's season finale of 'True Detective' have been leaked over the past few weeks, and have had fans getting excited over the season climax Sunday night.
The network and those working on the show have released pictures and other leaks on their own along the way that point to what will happen in tonight's finale. True Detective will follow an anthology format which means that the story will conclude in this last episode. It also means the characters will not be in season 2.
The first spoiler to be released by HBO was the synopsis for tonight's episode. It is titled "Form and Void" and the description reads as follows: more >>
Two major players in the smartphone market unveiled their new flagship handsets recently with Sony introducing the Xperia Z2 and Samsung bringing out the Galaxy S5.
Both devices represent the next-generation of Android smartphones and feature really impressive specs that set them ahead of pack. They also run the latest versions of Android software making them the current kings of that market until other handsets such as the next Moto X and All New HTC One are released. So how do these two reigning rulers stack up against one another? Here is spec by spec comparison of these fine Android handsets.
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