Devon Franklin and his wife, Meagan Good, often speak about the importance of living a celibate lifestyle before marriage, but Franklin has admitted that he didn't always practice what he preaches.
Franklin, the minister and Hollywood executive, joined his wife on an episode of "SuperSoul Sunday" where they were interviewed by media magnate Oprah Winfrey. The couple's union came about after each decided to wait until marriage to have sex — a principle outlined in their latest book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.
Before marrying Good, Franklin was celibate for over a decade. Even though he was raised in the church, Franklin said the decision to take a vow of celibacy wasn't an easy one to make. more >>
NFL stars and hall of famers are responding to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem "until there is significant change in the country" by voicing either their support or criticism for his actions.
Last week, Kaepernick announced that he planned to sit during every performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at NFL games to represent "people that are being oppressed." His comments, however, have upset some 49ers fans, one of whom posted a YouTube video of himself buring Kaepernick's jersey in response.
While more tactful in their approach, some of Kaepernick's peers also expressed their disapproval of his form of protest. One of those people is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees who is bothered by what he believes is Kaepernick's disrespect of the American flag. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Popular evangelist Greg Laurie has decried a United Church of Christ pastor who wrote in her recent book that single Christians can have sex as long as it is "mutually pleasurable and affirming."
As reported by The Christian Post, the Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan from the Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois goes against the grain of traditional biblical teachings in her book Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option — And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex.
Although many Christian denominations teach that it is sinful to have sex outside the bounds of marriage and that unmarried Christians are supposed to exercise chastity, McCleneghan argues that "we can be chaste — faithful — in unmarried sexual relationships if we exercise restraint: if we refrain from having sex that isn't mutually pleasurable and affirming, that doesn't respect the autonomy and sacred worth of ourselves and our partners." more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Evangelist Greg Laurie says the increasing rate of barbaric radical terrorist attacks around the world and the false preachings of some Mainline Christian denominations are indicators that the world might be in its "last hours" until Jesus Christ returns.
Laurie, the senior pastor of the California-based Harvest Christian Fellowship and author of over 70 books, has made comments over the past few months that indicate his belief that "we are living in the last days" and that America could face cataclysmic judgment from God for embracing a sinful, secularized culture that kills its unborn babies and pretends that God does not exist.
While some news organizations, like World Religion News, have inaccurately spun Laurie's words to suggest that he believes a "godless America will be destroyed by a volcano," The Christian Post caught up with Laurie during the 27th annual SoCal Harvest last weekend at Angel Stadium where he clarified his views on End Times prophecy. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — If you ask Christian hip-hop artist Kevin Elijah Burgess, aka "KB," the Church is going to have to confront the blind spots that it has preferred to ignore if real racial reconciliation is to happen.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Burgess said that for real racial reconciliation in America to occur and for the Church to become a prophetic voice on the matter, two things are going to have to happen.
"One is confession. There is no repentance without confession. I think there needs to be a particular emphasis on the reality that the Church is as segregated as it has always been," said the 28-year-old native of St. Petersburg, Florida, just before he took the stage before 37,000 people at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium on Saturday. more >>
ANAHEIM, California — Prior to addressing a crowd of 37,000 at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium Saturday night, leading evangelist and author Greg Laurie sat down with The Christian Post and discussed a number of hot-button topics and offered explanations on how some of them play into biblical prophecy.
Below is the complete transcript of Laurie's interview with CP.
The Christian Post: Do you believe that it is more urgent than ever for Christians to share the gospel and lead non-believers to Christ? more >>