Posted 5/23/16 at 3:34 PM | Karen Kramer
Due to continued sluggish sales, executives at Victoria’s Secret, the premier sexy clothing retailer, will no longer carry clothing, shoes, and accessories in their stores.
Even those barely-there swim suits are on the chopping block. Perhaps the purveyor of skimpy attire is losing market share because women are realizing their bodies aren't for sale.
Perhaps a new generation of shoppers prefer to keep hidden what Hollywood and Victoria’s Secret has blatantly exposed.
Now the cleavage inspired VS intends to only sell lingerie—bras and undies which are typically off-limits to the eyes of the general public. One can hope this is a general trend towards more modesty on the part of shoppers, but it appears to be a more desperate move as Victoria's Secret hopes to remain fiscally solvent during this prolonged recession. Many American homes are tightening their belts and high-priced skimpy attire just isn't worth it.>
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Posted 4/26/16 at 7:53 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
Bono, the brilliant songsmith of Ireland collaborated with an equally superb wordsmith and author of The Message, Eugene Peterson, to create a short film exploring the book of Psalms.
Bono often recited passages from The Message during his concerts and had admired Peterson from afar. He finally met the 83-year-old author, scholar, and poet in 2010 during U2’s 360 tour.
When Bono initiated contact with the aging Peterson, he had never heard of the rock star, and declined Bono’s first invitation for a private meeting.
The 20-minute film, produced by Fourth Line Films, is the first production of Fuller Studio, affiliated with Fuller Seminary. Portions were shot in Peterson’s home on Flathead Lake, Montana and New York’s gallery for the International Arts Movement.
The film intimately captures the two titans in their respective fields ruminating about the Psalms.
Q: Talk a little about your family, how you came to Christ and your faith journey.
A: I am a Kentucky-raised girl currently living in the Sunshine State of Florida. Jamie is my amazingly supportive husband of eight years, and we have a two- year old son, Landon, who is the absolute joy of our lives. I grew up in church where my dad was the pianist and my mom sang on the praise team. In fact, I made my debut performance as a singer at age 3 in front of roughly 1,000 church members when the pastor handed me the microphone and I gave my best rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” I grew up heavily involved in church, especially the music team where I sang and played keyboard. Even though I have been saved most of my life, I didn’t always follow Christ like I should. After “searching” during my college years, I discovered God had a greater plan for my life than I could imagine and turned over my dreams and desires to Him. FULL POST
Posted 4/11/16 at 8:07 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
The son of a retired British vicar in the Church of England won the Masters Golf Tournament, and his father said God’s favor propelled his victory.
“I believe very seriously in the favor of God and that’s what’s happening,” the Rev. Stephen Willett told Premier’s News Hour. “In the last two years he’s played out of his socks and I think God is honoring him for being an honorable man.”
Danny Willett earned the victory after Jordan Spieth’s monumental collapse on the 12th hole in the final found, when Jordan’s ball plopped into a water hazard twice and his next shot went into a sand trap. The score of seven on the three-par hole torpedoed his chances for a win.
Willett rose to the occasion with a smashing performance, turning in three birdies on the last six holes.
“We all go out there and try and play good golf, and at the end of the day, someone has got to win the golf tournament,” Willett told reporters. “And, fortunately enough, today was my day.”
Willett is a Christian who has spoken previously about his faith, but in humble fashion, denied he received any special favors from God. FULL POST
Posted 4/1/16 at 5:43 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis & Michael Ashcraft
Top Ten Christian band Twenty One Pilots declared its musical manifesto three years ago in the song “Car Radio,” “I will try with every rhyme to come across like I am dying to let you know you need to try to think.”
Twenty One Pilots’ hit “Stressed Out” is currently played on secular radio stations across the country and in Europe, and the duo is selling out concerts at every venue. Even though they are open about their faith, the band continues to sneak like a hacker through the world’s default gospel-rejection mechanism.
While the dialectic voice confuses secular reporters, the message of salvation carries through to their listeners.
“When I first listened to their music I was like, I’m not alone. I thought I was the only one,” wrote Mattie on a fan site in August 2015. “Twenty one pilots really did save my life in more ways than one.” FULL POST
Posted 3/14/16 at 3:22 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis & Chad Dou
A mind-blowing full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark is nearing completion in Williamstown, KY, displaying the remarkable grandiosity of the all-wood colossus.
While Noah and his family spent 100 years toiling on the ark, Ken Ham and his construction team — including dozens of Amish carpenters — will have taken five years by the time they are finished in July and it opens to the public.
“We want to reach millions more about the truth in the Gospel, the words of God,” said Ham, who is also the founder of the Creation Museum located 40 miles from the Ark. “I believe that the Ark of Noah is the greatest reminder we have for salvation.”
At 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high, the replica is so big it actually shatters previous records — becoming the biggest all-timber structure in the world, according to Ham. FULL POST
Posted 3/10/16 at 1:31 PM | Karen Kramer
ABC has a new sitcom, The Real O’Neals...just like average American families they are vulgar, law-breaking, divorcing Catholics, with a gay son. (Tuesday evening 8:30 pm).
Laugh lines come at the expense of God. While ABC is promoting this truly dysfunctional family as perfect Irish-Catholics, their antics are abhorrent to those of God-honoring faith.
For instance, the daughter steals the money she is supposedly raising for charity. The mom encourages her gay son to have sex with a girl just to “try it”. Jesus appears to the gay son, and is annoyed with the mom’s strict guidelines for him. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to find out that ultra anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage serves as one of the producers—and the show’s content comes from some of his experiences. One Million Moms encourages Christians to take action by contacting advertisers of The Real O-Neals. Click here to send an email.
Posted 3/2/16 at 5:29 AM | Joy Mali
There are so many apps out there for smartphones and tablets these days that it’s hard to know which ones are amazing and which ones aren’t that great. Fortunately, there are lists like this one that help narrow down these apps, so you can find the ones that you’ll get use out of. Here are 10 of these must-have apps that you might want to download to your smartphone or tablet. Some of them will help you share information with others, while some let you customize your device or back up all of your data.
Periscope is a live streaming app that, while not the first of its kind, has become the most popular. It lets you broadcast events from your smartphone or tablet. Viewers can leave comments on your stream, which you can then reply to. You can broadcast everything from news stories to what you’re cooking for breakfast. There are now more than 1.5 million users, so you can reach a good number of people. Even better, it’s free to use! Periscope is available on both Android and iOS.