Nationally known Christian pastors are expressing their condolences following the passing of Left Behind series co-author and megachurch Pastor Tim LaHaye, who died of a stroke Monday at age 90.
David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post that he had been friends with LaHaye for more than 40 years and was his pastor for 35.
"Tim was one of the most godly men I have ever known. Almost every conversation I had with him ended with his praying with me and for me. He wrote me extended letters of appreciation for what God was doing in our church. We shared long lunches together talking about ministry and praying for our nation," Jeremiah said. more >>
A Christian family was thrown into mourning at a Dallas church Sunday after they discovered their 2-year-old son was accidentally locked inside the family's car where he subsequently died.
A Fox 4 Dallas report said the parents and siblings of the child, identified as Boi Lei Sang, were attending an afternoon Bible study at Rehoboth Praise Assembly in the White Rock area of Dallas when they realized that the youngest member of their family was missing.
A church member told the local news station that Boi Lei's parents were in separate groups inside the church and when they reunited about 45 minutes later they realized they only had their four other children and the 2-year-old was missing. more >>
Before people can help a loved one who's coping with a terminal illness, they must first face their own fears about death, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Sunday, Warren, who's the author of the best-selling book, The Purpose-Driven Life, quoted Psalm 89:48: "No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave."
"Before you can help anybody who is facing death, you've got to deal with the fears you have related to death," stated Warren. "Death exposes our hidden fears. When we feel exposed, we typically hide. We've been hiding from our fears since Adam and Eve hid from God because of their nakedness." more >>
The GOP civil war taking place over Donald Trump becoming the party's presidential nominee has been painful and damaging to the Republican Party. Conservative leaders who were once cordial now publicly slam each other. Friends who worked on political campaigns together get into nasty feuds on social media, resulting in defriending incidents.
Instead of respectfully disagreeing, many Republicans on both sides accuse those who differ with them of attempting to destroy the country. First, those who opposed Trump during the primary race accused those who chose to back him of supporting Hillary Clinton, because he was polling so poorly against her. After he was certain to get the primary nomination, his supporters turned around and did the same thing right back, accusing Republicans who do not want to vote for Trump in the general election as supporting Clinton.
While both accusations could be valid, whatever happened to free choice? This is why we have private, anonymous ballots in this country. more >>
Although Hillary Clinton and the beleaguered Democratic National Committee (DNC) are attempting to paint Donald Trump and Mike Pence as out of step with the country on abortion, new polling shows that a majority of Americans actually agree with Trump-Pence on this hot-button issue, while Clinton is pushing an abortion agenda opposed by almost 80 percent of Americans.
A new Marist poll of over 1,000 American adults (sampling all adults yields more liberal results than registered voters, and significantly more liberal than likely voters) finds that while 51 percent of Americans use the term "pro-choice" to describe their abortion views, that term is misleading, because 78 percent of Americans believe in substantial restrictions to abortion.
For example, Clinton and the DNC condemn Pence's signing an Indiana law discontinuing taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood in the Hoosier State. But the poll shows that 62 percent of all Americans — including 44 percent of Democrats — support banning taxpayer dollars from being spent on abortion. (This law was one of the reasons Pence was praised last week in Cleveland by pro-life leaders.) more >>
When a little boy in a wheelchair wanted to play with other children during a special event at a Georgia Chick-fil-A and was rejected, a restaurant employee sprang into action and saved the day.
A restaurant location in Columbus, Georgia, periodically hosts an event called "Galaxy Night," which is free for customers and features a space sword station, hero training, face painting, dessert bar, and a community group called Bricks 4 Kidz who helped the children build objects using LEGO bricks.
While many customers enjoyed the event, one young boy in a wheelchair who wanted to sword fight with other boys in a group was turned down by the children, restaurant owner Alex Vann told The Christian Post on Monday. That's when one of his employees sprang into action. more >>