Don Piper Was Dead–and Then He Wasn’t. Now a New Movie Tells His Incredible and Moving Story.

90 Minutes in Heaven

Don Piper was dead--and then he wasn't.Pastor Don Piper died on January 25, 1989, when the vehicle he was driving was struck head-on by a tractor-trailer truck while crossing a narrow bridge.  By the time rescue workers arrived at the Texas bridge where the truck had crushed his car, his mangled body had no pulse and paramedics declared him dead.  For the next 90 minutes, with a tarp covering his body, Don experienced love, joy and life like he never had before.Don was in heaven--or at l … [Read more...]

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Everybody Dies. Lent Reminds Us of That.

By Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It seems the news lately has been full of death:  We've lost Hollywood idols like Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, '60s rock stars like Leslie Gore, politicians like Mario Cuomo.  "60 Minutes" host Bob Simon, and 21 Coptic martyrs. The New York Times' David Carr entered eternity on the same day as Ahmad Givens, star of VH1's "Real Chance of Love.".Every day, souls are propelled off this planet, separated from the twisted bodies which had been their flimsy wrapper for fifty, sixty, ninety y … [Read more...]

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ALEX MALARKEY and COLTON BURPO: Both Claimed to Visit Heaven. Only One Story Was True.

Colton Burpo letter

Two little boys told about visiting heaven, and saw their stories catapult to #1 on the New York Times best-seller list.  One boy, Alex Malarkey, now says that his story was a lie, promulgated by his father for financial gain.  The other, Colton Burpo, stands by his story and says, "Jesus really, really loves you." *     *     *     *     * There's been quite a kerfuffle this week after Alex Malarkey, now 16, went public to claim that the story which was told in the best-selling The Boy Who Cam … [Read more...]

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