Christians often feel stressed because they have not fully surrendered their life to God, says Pastor Rick Warren, who urges people to read Proverbs 3:5-6 which reads: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths."
Warren, senior pastor of the popular Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, explained in his daily devotional on Thursday that there are moments in life when believers struggle to fully surrender to God, whether it be financially or in personal relationships. And this unwillingness to surrender leads to more stress.
"Some of you have not surrendered your relationships to God. 'I know I should forgive that person who hurt me, but I'm not about to forgive them.' That's why you're under stress," the evangelical pastor explains. more >>
A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists.
Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus. more >>
A California neurosurgeon who died from lung cancer in 2015 explained in a memoir published this year what it was that compelled him to reclaim his Christian faith after embracing "ironclad atheism."
Dr. Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon at Stanford's Department of Neurosurgery and a fellow at the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, died on March 9, 2015, after fighting a two-year battle with stage IV lung cancer.
Being an educated man who graduated from the Yale School of Medicine, Kalanithi earned a master's in English literature from Stanford and earned master's in history and philosophy of science and medicine from Cambridge, Kalanithi was considered to be a deep thinker who constantly pondered how "biology, literature and philosophy intersect." more >>
In order for prayers to be answered affirmatively, people must pray in accordance with the will of God, Pastor Greg Laurie says.
Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, explains in his June 4 Greg's blog that it is possible to receive affirmative responses to prayers more often, but in order to do so, Christians must pray in accordance with God's will.
The megachurch pastor points to the story of the Garden of Gethsemane in Matthew 26:39, in which Jesus prays to God before his painful crucifixion: "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." more >>
The American Family Association, the conservative group behind the 1.3 million-strong petition against Target's transgender bathroom policies, has said it will attend the chain store giant's annual shareholder meeting to share its concerns.
AFA President Tim Wildmon revealed on Wednesday that a representative of the organization will attend the scheduled meeting in Costa Mesa, California, and will seek to explain the dangers in allowing employees and customers to use the bathroom of their choosing, rather than the one of their birth gender.
Christians who are in constant pursuit of answers from God to explain why things happen in life lack contentment and become increasingly frustrated when their questions go unanswered, says Pastor Rick Warren.
God doesn't tell us why things have happened in our life because "he's testing [us]," Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, reveals in his Daily Hope devotional on June 8. "He's testing to see if you will let go of control and learn to be content, whether he explains it or not."
Warren adds that even if God did offer an explanation, people likely wouldn't understand it, because His divine plan is beyond our ability to comprehend. Additionally, knowing the reason why doesn't ease the pain. more >>