Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and his family helped provide food for 400 Oakland families who are facing economic hardship this year.
"I've been a member of [the Oakland] community since 2009, and it's important for me to give back this holiday season to the fans that give so much to us all year long," Curry, who helped the Warriors bring Oakland a 2014-2015 NBA Championship title, told Warriors.com about the experience of working with Feed the Children at the Beebe Memorial Cathedral.
The 27 year old was joined by his wife, Ayesha; daughter, Riley; sister, Sydel; mother, Sonya, and father, former NBA star Dell Curry, at the cathedral where he met and advised students to "stay in school, stay focused every day, and to spend the holidays appreciating your family and people in your life." more >>
Former Australian Rugby player Jarryd Hayne is glorifying God after starting in his first NFL game as a running back for the San Francisco 49er.
"Less then 24 hours after getting activated to the roster I get my first NFL start. The game didn't go the way we wanted, which was disappointing," Hayne wrote on Instagram after the 32-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. "Was good to get back out on the field #chasingthedream. Appreciate the support from the #49ersfaithful, down under and across the world. #Godisgood."
After becoming an official running back for the San Francisco 49ers last year, 27-year-old Hayne was signed to the Under Armour activewear brand, where he joined big names like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry. more >>
Christians must turn away from their sinful habits and fully commit themselves to Jesus in order to live a happy life, Pastor Greg Laurie said in a message this week, citing Joshua 24.
Laurie, who heads Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, encourages Christians to "make a choice" to stop their sinful ways and fully live in the house of the Lord.
The megachurch pastor suggests that those who identify as Christians but maintain their sinful habits must feel as though they are "[living] in two worlds." more >>
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 >>