A historic black church based in Virginia has pledged to donate $1 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Alfred Street Baptist Church, a historically black congregation in Alexandria that traces its history back to the early 1800s, has announced their donation for the educational institute.
"ASBC has always been a leader in community outreach and missions within the faith-based community," said the Rev. Howard-John Wesley, lead pastor of Alfred Street Baptist, in comments to The Christian Post on Monday. Wesley added that this was the first time a faith-based organization had donated $1 million to the Smithsonian. more >>
Just days after Christmas, singer Natalie Grant desperately pleaded for prayers for her daughter, Grace, whose lung collapsed and was rushed to the hospital with pneumonia.
In an updated Facebook post, however, Grant revealed that prayers were answered because just days after the New Year her daughter is now home and out of the hospital.
"We are headed HOME! We are thanking God for the miraculous recovery Gracie has had. When we took her to the emergency room, doctors said she was at an 11 out of 12, with 12 being the absolute worst it can get on the respiratory scale. She shouldn't have been able to still walk. Yet here she is, five days in the ICU and now headed home. She is such a strong little girl and our God is such a faithful Father. She is still not 100 percent, and will be fighting pneumonia for awhile. But we are believing she will get stronger everyday. Thank you again for all of your prayers and concern xoxoxo." more >>
The United States Air Force Academy has defied an atheist group's demand and ruled that members of its football team are constitutionally allowed to gather on the field to pray before the start of games.
After several Falcons players were seen before the start of Air Force's Dec. 5, 2015, game against the San Diego State Aztecs kneeling in prayer on the field, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation threatened the institution with a lawsuit if the school did not take steps to prohibit players from praying before games.
After MRFF filed its complaint, the academy launched an inquiry into the prayer practices of its football team. more >>
Every dog has his day and sometimes those days involve sliding across a lot of snow to the amusement of owner and Internet alike.
Kyoot Animals, a YouTube account known for posting videos of, well, cute animals, recently posted a brief but cute film about a dog and its travels across a snowy landscape.
The video starts out pretty normal, with a little girl in pink playing with one of those things you use to go down a snowy hillside. 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 >>
The faith-based family film "Yellow Day" held its own on opening weekend and will now open in 80 additional theaters nationwide on Jan. 8.
"Yellow Day" opened Christmas Day and was the only faith-based and family film released during the holidays. The wildly imaginative film beautifully blends high-quality animation and live action depictions of true stories to reveal how God's grace changes people's lives.
"Yellow Day" chronicles a young man's life-changing journey through the Yellow Day, a miraculous day where the world is revealed as seen through the eyes of God. On this day, the young man witnesses astonishing miracles, each one teaching a lesson in faith, hope, or love. This man must learn from these miracles and confront his fears, if he is to complete his journey and be reunited with his lost love. more >>