In a call from jail to his Alabama-based ministry, The Basement, on Tuesday, popular youth evangelist Matt Pitt revealed how he was able to reclaim a fallen original member of his ministry in jail and described his recent incarceration as God's last challenge.
Pitt, 30, founder of one of America's largest Christian youth ministries, had his probation for a controversial 2012 crime of impersonating an officer of the law revoked by an Alabama judge last Tuesday and was sentenced to spend the next 10 months in jail.
"Y'all be praying for me man. I'm here with a bunch of hard knocks... This is God's last challenge to me to see if I can do what I'm called to do. If I can save all these guys ain't gonna be nothing stopping us from saving the whole world," Pitt said in a recording of the call provided to The Christian Post by Blake Bolden of Pitt's Whosoever Ministries. more >>
1. Tomb of the Patriarchs
- The Tomb of Patriarchs is located in Hebron, Israel. This is believed by many to be the burial spot of some of the most revered men in the Old Testament; Abraham, Jacob and Isaac. Also buried with them are their wives, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah. The West Bank site is under siege by both the Muslim and Jewish Communities who are fighting for ownership. The walls around the Tomb were built by King Herod's men.
Actor and reality star Stephen Baldwin stars in the new film 'I'm in Love With A Church Girl," which opened in theaters across the country this past weekend.
The youngest of the Baldwin brothers plays the role of FBI agent Jason McDaniels in the film. It also stars hip-hop heavyweight Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins as Miles Montego, a reformed drug dealer who falls for church girl Vanessa Leon, played by former 3LW and Cheetah Girls member Adrienne Bailon.
The film opened in over 500 theaters last Friday and is Baldwin's first theatrically released film in 10 years. more >>
While many may find spiritual edification or profound religious messages in the pages of former Director of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives Joshua DuBois' recently released book about his daily devotionals for President Obama, one church-state watchdog group has expressed concern.
DuBois recently had a book published titled The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, has taken issue with the possibility that DuBois wrote the devotional while "on the clock" at the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives. more >>
When prominent theologian John MacArthur set off a heated debate in the Christian community about his unfavorable view of the Charismatic movement during his Strange Fire Conference last week at his church, some might have wondered what exactly is the Charismatic movement?
MacArthur went so far as to accuse the movement of offering God "unacceptable worship" that "blasphemes the Holy Spirit."
Below readers can get a primer on Pentecostals and Charismatics, who are estimated to number up to nearly a billion people who can be classified as being a part of or having been influenced by this movement within the Christian community. more >>
The Most Rev. Justin Welby is preparing for what he called the "hugely important" baptism of the royal baby Prince George on Wednesday, and urged other parents to follow suit and have their children baptized.
"We celebrate, first of all, the joy of the parents. It's a wonderful thing, having a baby. All babies are unbelievably special, not only royal babies," Welby, the leader of the 85-million Anglican Communion, explained in a short film about baptism.
"As a nation we're celebrating the birth of someone who in due course will be the head of state," he continued. "That's extraordinary. It gives you this sense of forward looking, of the forwardness of history as well as the backwardness of history, and what a gift to have this new life and to look forward." more >>