Holiday cheer can be hard to muster when there's chaos in the air. With the addition of more tasks and less time than usual, 'tis the season that puts a squeeze on our emotions, priorities and finances. Some men paint on a grin and roll through the routine with low expectations. Others face demons from the past, broken families, pressures and circumstances that bring up pain.
Like you, I have been watching the tragedy unfold in Ferguson and wondering if any good can come from such chaos. The father of Michael Brown, the teenager who was shot by Officer Darren Wilson, has stated: "Hurting others or destroying property is not the answer. . . . I do not want my son's death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone." How could such change happen?
Franklin Graham Shares Childhood Memories With Pastor Greg Laurie at Operation Christmas Child Dedication Service
Franklin Graham reminisced about his Christmas traditions growing up with evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham for parents, and shared how Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes make Christmas equally special for children around the world during an interview with pastor Greg Laurie at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Sunday.
The power of the Holy Spirit is the dynamic, supernatural control and authority of almighty God. It is the strength by which we are enabled to serve. Tragically, too many of God's people attempt to carry out supernatural work in their own human strength.
Last summer, God revealed a message to me just before the tragic death of Michael Brown. "Alveda, tell the people of the world this: You don't have to live this way. You are better than this." Weeks later Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson
God can work in spite of sickness. He still answers prayer and heals people today, and He still does miracles. In sickness and in hardships, He can work in a person's life. Even if a person still has the sickness or problem, God can work in spite of it and give them a special strength.
On August 22nd, I wrote an article entitled, "Five Obvious Lessons from Ferguson." Now, in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of my namesake, 18-year-old Michael Brown, and in the wake of the riots that immediately erupted, here are five more obvious lessons.
Nevertheless, AOC Director Smith claims that magistrates swear an oath to the United States Constitution, and, therefore, have a duty to perform such marriages since two federal judges have ruled the State's Marriage Amendment that defines marriage as one man and one woman is unconstitutional. Smith adds in his latest correspondence that he believes Berger may be misleading magistrates to believe they can opt out.
The greater our impact for God's kingdom, the harder Satan works to stir up frustration, doubt, and anxiety. The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Ephesian believers, warning them that the devil would scheme against a successful Christian life.
Pastors nationwide continued to dialogue and voice strong opinions about the issues surrounding the St. Louis grand jury decision announced Monday evening not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent demonstrations.
New York Student Gets OK to Start Christian Club 'Dare to Believe' After She Was Told It Would Be Illegal
A New York school district has decided to approve a student's proposal to start a Christian club at her high school called "Dare to Believe" after she was initially told that her student organization would be a possible violation of the U.S. constitution.
John Hagee, the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, described President Barack Obama as "one of the most anti-Semitic presidents" in U.S. history while speaking at an event for the Zionist Organization of America.
Chicago Church Gives $500 to Each Member to In Turn Bless Others; Pastor Discusses What They Did With the Money
Members of a Chicago church who were given $500 each made possible from a real estate deal the church received are using their share to help various programs and initiatives around the city.
Ferguson: Local Churches Serving as Safe Havens; Pastor Says Christians Should Respond to Civil Unrest by Promoting Prayer, Peace
Local churches in Ferguson are serving as safe havens for the community in the midst of turmoil and one local pastor is calling on Christians to promote peace and healing.
#PrayForFerguson Trends on Twitter After Jurors Decide Not to Indict Darren Wilson and Violence Erupts in the Streets
The hashtag "#PrayForFerguson" was trending nationwide on social networking site Twitter Monday morning as people shared their pleas for peace, love and healing following the Monday announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teen.
Lecrae Calls for Compassion Following Ferguson Announcement; Denounces Hateful Reactions 'I See Jesus Empathize With the MOST Undeserving People'
Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae led the way in calling for peace in Ferguson on Monday night following news that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Touré Roberts, the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, has officially married Sarah Jakes, the daughter of fellow pastor Bishop T.D. Jaks.
Florida Megachurch Pastor Suffers Concussion After Fainting in a Parking Lot at End of Daughter's Wedding
Florida Megachurch Pastor Jay Dennis consulted with doctors Monday after fainting in a parking lot and suffering a concussion following his daughter's wedding on Friday.