New York City is not known as the mecca of Christianity, but nationally-known journalist Kirsten Powers who was not a believer discovered that God can use the influence of only two or three people among millions to change a person’s life, according to comments she made in an interview with Focus On The Family today, Thursday, July 17.
“The people I know around here (New York) don’t do daily Bible readings. This isn’t like the South,” she said.
With bestselling Christian author Eric Metaxas and respected pastor Tim Keller in the neighborhood there is always a chance a person in a secular environment can become a believer. In Kirsten’s case, it was a chance invitation from a friend of Eric Metaxas to her to attend a service at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York, that caused her to see the world in a whole different light.
Well-know pastor Tim Keller’s powerful sermons over a two-year period persuaded Kirsten that history and logic were powerful evidence that Jesus Christ is who He said He is. The daughter of atheist parents, she didn’t have a strong theological background and didn’t know what to do with her newfound faith.
“Eric Metaxas was friends with the person who invited me to church, and Eric was very helpful in telling me what I needed to do next,” Powers said as she sought direction on her new pathway.
Metaxas, whose 7 Men is the latest in a long line of bestsellers, is sort of a Renaissance man these days as he divides his time between between writing Christian bestsellers, hosting the Socrates In The City events at the Union Club in Manhattan and following the Great Commission by spreading the gospel to people like Kirsten Powers.
Powers recently wrote a bombshell article in her USA Today Column in which she questioned her fellow national journalists for ignoring the alleged murder of seven babies by Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell while covering the Jodi Arias trial 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“Jodi Arias was accused of killing her boyfriend and the national media was all over that case. Yet we have this case where an abortion doctor allegedly murders seven babies and its ignored in the national news media,” Powers said in her interview with Focus On The Family.
Powers also said that Christians should act like Christians when they are talking to and about non-believers.
“My parents are both atheists and they are really good people. I think there’s a little bit too much of this hate the sin, but not the sinner attitude. I believe that hate sometimes spills over to the sinner as well which is unfortunate,” Powers said.
In addition to her USA Today column, Powers also appears as a reporter on such Fox shows as the O’Reilly Factor and the Sean Hannity Show where she is frequently the lone Democratic Party member and liberal.
Her interviewer on Focus On The Family complimented her, saying, “I think it took a lot of courage for you to take that stand on the abortion case.”
“No, it didn’t take much courage. It was just common sense,” the modest Powers said.
Journalism is fortunate to have such a talented and honest reporter as Kirsten Powers in its midst. And New York City is blessed to have such a powerful Christian presence in the figures of Eric Metaxas and Tim Keller spreading the Word.
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