Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus deals with one of life's toughest questions, is Jesus the only way, and what about those who have never heard of Him?
In a re-podcast on the website of Mosaic, the church in Los Angeles, California, where McManus is the pastor, he read out questions sent to him by people from around the U.S. and Australia.
At the heart of the questions were two issues. How can we possibly conceive the fact that Jesus is the only way to God when the world is predominantly Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim? And what about those who have never heard of Christ but have lived a moral or just life? more >>
You're obviously getting a ton of responses to your decision to sit during the national anthem, both negative and positive, but as I just read that you intend to continue to sit during the singing of the anthem, I felt your actions and comment deserve yet another response.
In short, I admire your courage but I question your judgment, and there is due cause for many to charge you with hypocrisy. Are you sure your actions were righteous? more >>
A number of celebrities take time out of their day to share a Bible verse with fans on social media, singer Jordin Sparks chose to share nine.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter shared nine verses from Proverbs 27 on Twitter with more than 4 million fans on Saturday. Sparks began with separating Proverbs 27:1–6 into six consecutive tweets, before moving on to Proverbs 27:17, "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."
She added her own message to the tweet, "shout out to my sharpeners! You know who you are! I love you," before tweeting verses 19 and 21. more >>
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 >>