Pastor Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church, will launch a new campus of his megachurch in San Diego Sunday. The church's 17th campus will be led by Pastor Jeff Gonzalez, a former Marine who previously served as a volunteer at Saddleback San Clemente.
"Saddleback San Diego is one we've been wanting to do for a long time," Pastor Warren said in a statement, announcing the opening of the first campus in San Diego, at Canyon Crest Academy.
The new campus will have its first services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday, and Pastor Warren "will be at both services to help celebrate our newest location," the church said. more >>
What should Christians be doing while they await Jesus Christ's return?
Believers should take advantage of the opportunities that God has afforded them and use them for His glory. That's the message conveyed in a blog posted by Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie on Wednesday.
Laurie explains that in ancient times when a wealthy man left his home to go on a journey, he would often leave his highly trusted servants with the authority to run his household and to oversee his finances. more >>
In response to Hillary Clinton's defense of partial-birth and late-term abortions at Wednesday night's debate, a California obstetrician-gynecologist has reportedly taken to Facebook to decry the claim that third-trimester abortion is necessary to help save the life of the mother.
The Democratic presidential nominee defended her opposition to bans on late-term and partial-birth abortions by arguing that there are cases in which mothers and families are forced to make "the most heartbreaking, painful decisions" because they get news that the woman's health may be in jeopardy.
As Clinton effectively supports a woman's right to abort up until birth, she has defended her opposition to 20-week late-term abortion bans by saying that bans should only be put in place at the "very end" of the third trimester and should allow for health of the mother exceptions. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, answers the question of what happened to people before the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and whether they ended up in Heaven or Hell.
Laurie said in a Facebook video on Tuesday that in his view, the correct answer is "neither."
"They went to Hades," he explained. more >>
The district attorney in Orange County, California has filed a lawsuit against two biomedical procurement companies and has accused them of turning illegal lucrative profits from the sales of aborted baby body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood clinics.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced last week that his office has filed a civil complaint against sister companies DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences. The lawsuit alleges that the companies are guilty of selling hundreds of aborted baby tissue units all over the world for an extremely marked up profit.
"This is an unlawful, unfair, business practices case filed under CA Business and Professions Code section 17200," Rackauckas stated in a news release. "This Office is continuing to investigate and develop this case. All of the evidence we are using in this case was put together by the District Attorney's Office." more >>
A United States federal appeals court has upheld a California law that opponents say infringes upon the free speech and religious freedom rights of pro-life pregnancy centers by forcing them to inform pregnant mothers and families about the option of abortion.
Last Friday, a three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, stating in its opinion that such a law forcing all licensed pregnancy-related clinics to inform their patients of all publicly-funded family planning services, including abortion and contraception, through a disseminated notice is constitutional.
The ruling comes despite arguments from opponents that the legislation violates the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy clinics. more >>