Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, reflected on the loss of their son, Christopher, who died eight years ago in a car accident on his way to church, and expressed their gratitude to those who supported them without making "oversimplified theological statements."
Greg shared on Sunday a message from Cathe on Facebook, marking eight years since Christopher's death.
"Thank you to the ones who stayed. To you who listened. Who watched me cry awkward tears. To you who let me do most of the talking. Who didn't tell me I should look on the bright side by saying, 'Well at least you have his children still.' Who sat with me in church. Who held my hand. Who didn't leave me to stand alone in a crowd who walked by my side and ran interference," the message read. more >>
Meagan Good is sharing scriptures with countless people as a person protesting in the Black Lives Matter movement and daughter of a police officer who supports law enforcement.
"My Father was LAPD for over 20 yrs, acknowledging the lives of young black men & women being carelessly killed like garbage does not negate the fact that we are devastated by the loss of life of public servants – some whom in fact do actually serve and protect daily," Good wrote in an Instagram post. "The ones who risk their lives and the pain of their own families as well. Nor does it negate the fact that we don't want to see anybody of any gender or nationality lose their life senselessly either!"
In the month of July, racial tensions have heightened after the fatal shootings of black men Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota at the hands of police officers that resulted in Black Lives Matter protests. What followed was the killing of eight police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas at the hands of ex-military black men. more >>
Jon B, the singer-songwriter best known for '90s hits like "Someone to Love," has found inspiration in the church of gospel music producer Warryn Campbell and his famed singer wife, Erica.
The 41-year-old musician who was born Jonathan Buck took to Instagram last week to sing the praises of the Campbells who lead the California Worship Center.
"Pastor @warryncampbell and first lady @imericacampbell were so on point today focused and recharged for the week. #godsincontrol #neverstopbelieving #itallstartsathomefirst," Jon B wrote. more >>
While it was hard for Steph Curry to hide his disappointment when his Golden State Warriors lost the NBA Finals championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers last month, his wife, Ayesha, says it's their faith in Jesus Christ that has enabled them to accept it and move on.
"My faith is a foundation of everything that I do. It's what keeps our family strong and it's what keeps us going on a daily basis," Ayesha told Haute Living in the July issue of the magazine. "It's what makes the losses OK. Nothing is ever really that bad."
The budding chef and food entrepreneur admitted that she doesn't have many words for her husband about his loss, but insists "there is a bigger picture." more >>
Best friends Blair Reynolds and Justin Stumvoll, hosts of the "The Liberation Project" podcast, started their program after observing what they describe as an absence of masculinity among men in the Church.
"I was absolutely grieved," Reynolds said in an interview with The Christian Post. "When I became a Christian I was saddened by the lack of masculinity in the Church. It baffled me how passionless and passive so many men were."
During their youth, Reynolds and Stumvoll said when they encountered the Lord they noticed they became more manly, a real shift in their hearts had taken place. But they struggled to know how to express and live that out, particularly in a Christian context. more >>
A rift has emerged in the United Methodist Church after delegates in the Western Jurisdictional Conference defied the Church's prohibition of homosexuality on Friday to elect the Rev. Karen Oliveto as its first openly gay bishop.
"I think at this moment I have a glimpse of the realm of God. I want to thank the candidates who I have journeyed with these past few days, for the grace with which we walked with each other. And know I stand before you because of the work and prayers of so many, especially those saints who yearned to live for this day, who blazed a trail where there was none, who are no longer with us, and yet whose shoulders I stand on," Oliveto, 58, said after her election, according to a report from the United Methodist Church.
The Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church encompasses the eight westernmost regional conferences of the United States: the Alaska Conference, the California-Nevada Conference, the California-Pacific Conference, the Desert Southwest Conference, the Oregon-Idaho Conference, the Pacific Northwest Conference, the Rocky Mountain Conference and the Yellowstone Conference. more >>