Kanye West is thanking God for the release of his controversial "Famous" music video, but is the rapper who is a self-professed Christian crossing the line by claiming that God helped him create his latest album?
"The ongoing argument musically and lyrically (for Christians) is, 'what is considered ungodly or unrighteous as it pertains to music, videos and other content platforms," David L. Moody, Ph.D, the author of Political Melodies in the Pews?: The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-first-Century Church told The Christian Post. "I really don't think Kanye had any intentions of spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ when he produced 'Famous.'"
In West's music video, life-like wax figures bearing an uncanny likeness to some of the most recognized faces in popular culture are laying naked with one another in a huge bed. His wife, Kim Kardashian, her singer ex-boyfriend Ray-J, former President George Bush, presidential hopeful Donald Trump, singer Taylor Swift, West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and disgraced comedian Bill Cosby all have wax figures sprawled across the sheets in the visuals for "Famous." more >>
Jesus Christ would vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump if he was an American voter, according to actor Kevin Sorbo.
Earlier this week the celebrity gossip site TMZ posted an interview with Sorbo wherein he was asked who he believed Jesus would support in the upcoming presidential election.
The "family of God" will outlast everything known in the modern day world, such as Microsoft, Hollywood and even the United States, says Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren.
"A thousand years from today, if there's still earth here, there won't be a Microsoft. There won't be a Hollywood a thousand years from today. There won't be a United States of America, because no earthly kingdom lasts forever. There won't be all of the things we think are so great," Warren wrote in his Daily Devotional Friday morning.
The best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life added: "But there will still be the family of God. God's people last. It's the only thing that's going to last. … I make no apology in saying to you that maybe joining a spiritual family will be the most significant thing you do with your life." more >>
Church leaders from 33 different countries and all 50 states participated in Pastor Rick Warren's three-day "Purpose Driven Conference" at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, this week, with nearly 70 percent being newcomers who were not at the first conference 10 years ago.
"The world needs hope like never before," Warren said in his opening speech Tuesday morning. "Our hope is not in government. It will never come through a politician. Our hope is not in who we put in the White House, but in who we put on the cross."
The Purpose Driven paradigm is like "the operating system for the church," Warren said in a statement ahead of the conference. "We must help plateaued churches and discouraged pastors, and we must train a whole new generation to embrace God's five purposes for the church: fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry and evangelism." more >>
San Diego, California, is one of the top cities which will celebrate fourth of July with amazing fireworks displays and other interesting activities.
City rankings of celebrations
The city ranks fourth in terms of the magnitude of celebration for Independence Day, the San Diego Union Tribune said. Below are some of the top events with fireworks highlights happening in the locality on July 4, as listed by SanDiego.org. more >>
People's God-given gifts are meant to be shared with those around them, Pastor Rick Warren says.
The senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, explains in his Daily Devotional on Thursday that the purpose of gifts is to share them, pointing to 1 Peter 4:10 which reads: "God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another."
The megachurch pastor goes on to say that when Christians use their talents to help others, they are glorifying God. more >>