One normally sees popular televangelist T.D. Jakes in a full suit and tie with his name engraved on his shirt cuffs, but the bishop took a detour from his usual high fashion apparel when he preached a post-Christmas sermon at his son-in-law's California church.
The Potter's House pastor received quite a backlash on social media after he posted a picture of himself wearing an outfit that included a kangol hat and ripped jeans after he preached a sermon at the One Church in Los Angeles.
Jakes debuted his Sunday church attire with a caption that read: "I want to thank One Church for a great service! Loved the atmosphere there. The presence of the Lord and the kindness of the people explain why Hollywood is buzzing about this young church and its rapid growth! Thanks @toureroberts and @sarahjakesroberts." more >>
Maintaining sexual purity before and during marriage is attainable, but commitment is a necessary ingredient, Pastor Rick Warren said in his "Daily Hope" blog post earlier this month.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, suggests that Christians must accept that God knows more about sex than they do, and therefore it is important to trust God more than popular culture and peer pressure when choosing a sexual lifestyle for oneself.
The megachurch pastor writes that Christians must establish their sexual standard before they encounter temptation, so they will have a strong foundation to refuse such temptation and stay the course of purity. more >>
The top figure who unveiled undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and other abortion operators is having to defend his right to investigative journalism in court.
Attorneys from the Thomas More Society are representing David Daleiden and defending his right to record and disseminate footage from a National Abortion Federation (NAF) annual meeting.
Lawyers from Daleiden made arguments in his defense in San Francisco on Friday at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. more >>
Prosecutors announced this week that they will be pursuing criminal charges against the neighbor and alleged friend of the couple who carried out a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California earlier this month.
Federal prosecutors said that 25-year-old Enrique Marquez could face charges as early as this week.
According to the New York Times, Marquez reportedly purchased two assault rifles used by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik in the December 2 attack that left 14 people dead and 17 people injured. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie of the Harvest Church based in California encouraged Christians this Christmas season to appreciate God's gift of eternal life and share it with others.
In a recent blog post entitled "The Gift (How to Keep Christmas Happy)", Laurie discusses the importance of understanding and accepting God's gift to us this holiday season.
Laurie writes on his personal blog that Christians can begin appreciating the gift of salvation right now through justification, referencing Romans 5:1-2 NKJV, which states that those who have been justified by their faith have found peace with God. more >>
A firearms expert with a gun range based in California is offering free firearms training courses for churches to help them deal with an apparent rise in violence.
Geof Peabody of Placerville has been teaching the course for years, but in recent weeks attention and demand for his course in church security has been on the rise.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Peabody explained that he believed "church violence has been on the rise for decades" and that when it comes to armed security, "it's time for ministers to get their head out of the sand." more >>