After Kevin Durant's free agency ended with him signing with the Golden State Warriors, the forward's Pastor, Carl Lentz, is sharing his thoughts about that decision.
Lentz, the senior pastor of Hillsong New York City and fervent NBA fan, has helped Durant on his spiritual journey for years and is supportive of the athlete's decision to start with a new team next season.
When one Twitter follower of Lentz asked about his "thoughts on KD to GSW," the preacher responded: "Amazing. Happy for him,"he tweetedbefore expressing his excitement about the changes in the NBA2K video game. "Most excited about GS in NBA2k.. @KDTrey5 SEND SHOES NOW." more >>
Two years after overcoming depression, singer Brandy Norwood says she now feels a sense of security knowing that she's in God's hands.
The veteran singer who's known by the mononym Brandy, shared a passage from the book 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom by Ernest Holmes about finding security in God. In the passage titled, "I Am Secure in the Everlasting Arms of God," Holmes focuses on Deuteronomy 33:27 while speaking about finding peace in God.
"The everlasting arms suggest Divine protection, complete certainty, and the assurance that all is well with the soul. And how could it be otherwise, since the spirit of humankind is God," states the passage shared on Brandy's Facebook page that is liked by over 4 million people. more >>
Miles McPherson, senior pastor of the Rock Church and Academy in San Diego, California, responded to the shooting in his city that killed one police officer and wounded another, saying there is a need for the community to stand together and not allow hatred and violence to "divide our city."
"As the son of a police officer myself, I cannot describe the feeling I felt when I awoke to today's news," McPherson, the founder of Do Something World, said in a statement Friday.
The victim of Thursday night's shooting was identified as Jonathan "JD" DeGuzman, 43, a 16-year department veteran and father of two, according to CNN, which also reported that the other officer, identified as Wade Irwin, 32, a nine-year veteran, was in serious condition but is expected to survive. more >>
Instead of judging Katy Perry, her parents are asking the Christian community to pray for the pop star.
Keith and Mary Hudson, Perry's preacher parents, recently spoke at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to Radar Online, which is reporting that the two said they have not given up on their daughter, who claims to no longer practice Christianity. Although the Hudsons have spoken out against Perry's previous music like her 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl," they are proud of her latest inspirational song, "Rise."
"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her. She's going to be singing 'Rise' for the Olympics this year. We're very proud of it and her." more >>
Two NBA star brothers are spending their offseason sharing their Christian values with budding athletes at their family's church.
Jrue Holiday, the 26-year-old New Orleans Pelicans point guard, and Justin Holiday, the newly acquired New York Knicks swingman, have teamed up with their hometown Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California, where they're hosting a basketball camp this week for young athletes age 5-16.
The Holiday brothers have been hosting the camp at their home church for six years, which they believe helps them showcase their church values. more >>
A San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded on Thursday during a traffic stop as a suspect was taken in custody, local media reported and the department said on social media.
The officers, members of the department's gang suppression unit, were shot during a traffic stop at about 11 p.m. local time in Southcrest, a southeastern neighborhood of San Diego, the San Diego Union Tribune reported.
The officers were taken to hospitals after the shooting. One of the officers was shot multiple times and died and the other was undergoing surgery early Friday, the newspaper reported. more >>