The Los Angeles Dodgers' wives plan to continue investing their efforts into a series of monthly outreach projects in partnership with The Dream Center, a volunteer-led organization that provides for the needs of 80,000 people each month.
"We are forever grateful for this partnership with the Dodgers. They are just not coming out to hand out a bag of food, they are coming out to invest into the needs of the community," Pastor Matthew Barnett, co-founder of The Dream Center told The Christian Post.
The idea for the partnership started when Ellen Kershaw, wife of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and a few other wives wanted to broaden their community outreach efforts. more >>
Michael B. Jordan, known for his role in "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights," and more recently "Fruitvale Station" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four" movies, recently shared that he grew up in church and has "always believed in a higher power."
"Spiritual. Hands down. Grew up in church," Jordan, 27, told Essence.com when asked about his religious leanings. "I've always been the person to ask, 'Why, why, why? Where's the proof?' I've always believed in a higher power, something bigger than myself. I think you would be foolish to not feel that way."
When asked for a proverb, quote or scripture that he often turns to, the award-winning actor stated that he often looks to Psalm 91 and Psalm 23, the latter a consistent favorite among Bible readers. Jordan also mentioned that his eventual day of departure keeps him motivated to "make a difference" in the world and to do something that ensures that he is never forgotten. more >>
A television content watchdog group lauded the cancellation of the Fox sitcom series "Dads" after only one season.
The Parents Television Council released a statement last week supporting the move to cancel the program due to its graphic content. PTC President Tim Winter called the decision to cancel the show "a victory for families."
"The program, which aired during early evening hours when children are likely to be in the viewing audience, featured references to and depiction of semen, as well as references to masturbation," stated Winter. more >>
Responding to a suggestion that his Christian convictions may have contributed to his firing as head coach from the Golden State Warriors, Mark Jackson said this week that if that had been one of the owner's concerns, it reflected a double standard.
"You mention your faith and it's been floated out there that your faith may have been an issue, may have been part of the problem in the relationships [with ownership.] How do you feel about that?" Jackson was asked in the aftermath of his firing on "Bucher, Towney & Huff" on Bay Area sports station, 95.7 The Game.
"I was hired when I was a pastor. I think it's unfortunate because if it was true, you don't encourage media to come do a piece on my church, on my ministry, the work on my faith. Don't do it when it's convenient and you're searching for something. I never went around beating people in the head with a Bible," said Jackson. more >>
The former director of a rehab facility once on the addiction recovery referral list of Pastor Miles McPherson's Rock Church in San Diego is being sued by six women alleging sexual battery and harassment.
David Powers, the former director of ABC Sober Living and current member of The Rock Church is at the center of the case. However, the intended lawsuit also mentions Rock Church Ministries' drug and alcohol recovery program. The church says their involvement with the rehab facility is limited to referring individuals who want help from addiction.
"In our efforts to help people overcome addiction, The Rock Church will sometimes refer those with substance abuse issues to any one of a variety of facilities. One of these facilities, ABC Sober Living, is owned by David Powers. Rock Recovery Ministry has no operational authority over ABC Sober Living," Mei Ling S. Starkey, media relations and social media director for the Rock Church, told The Christian Post. more >>
A new lead pastor for Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale was announced Wednesday to replace founding pastor Bob Coy following his resignation after admitting to moral failure last month. However, Outreach Pastor Chet Lowe was more specific about Coy's demise, when he told the congregation during a worship service in April that the pastor had committed "adultery with more than one woman" and "sexual immorality, habitually, through pornography."
Pastor Doug Sauder, who has been a member of the Calvary Chapel staff for the last 14 years, will lead, direct, and schedule the teaching pastor team for the mega church's 10 campuses throughout Florida.
"By unanimous decision of CCFL's board of directors and senior leadership team, pastor Doug Sauder was asked to serve in the capacity of CCFL's lead pastor, a request that he has accepted. "… He has concurrently served in a variety of pastoral roles, including that of leading weekend and mid-week services as well as serving as the president of 4KIDS of South Florida," reads a statement on the church's website. more >>