Megachurch pastor David Jeremiah remembered Tim LaHaye, best known for co-authoring the bestselling book series Left Behind, as someone that challenged him to be a better person every time he met him, during a memorial service for LaHaye Friday morning.
"I would leave always wanting to do better" and serve Jesus Christ more, said Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, where the memorial service was held, in the San Diego suburb. Tim LaHaye was the former senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church before Jeremiah took over the role.
LaHaye died on July 25 at age 90, and is survived by his wife, Beverly, four children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, all of whom were in attendance at the memorial service, arriving from eight different states. more >>
People often want to change themselves, but what they need to do first is change the way they think, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Thursday, Warren addressed the issue of repentance and how it requires not only a change in action, but also thinking.
Specifically, Warren quoted from Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 23: "Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes." more >>
Grammy-nominated Christian contemporary singer Jamie Grace attended Adele's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday night and was called up on stage to sing. The "Hello" singer was so impressed she asked Grace to keep singing and now the clip has gone viral.
The footage of Grace on stage with the mainstream star was posted by the Georgia native who couldn't believe she was singing in front of Adele. Grace was sitting close to the front of the stage with a friend and happened to get picked to join the Grammy award winner center stage.
"Sing some more. Sing anything you want," Adele said as soon as she heard Grace's voice. Grace sang Adele's "Remedy" and then Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." She fumbled the lyrics to "Remedy" in front of the sold-out crowd, but Adele fed her the words and encouraged her to sing "anything" else she wanted. more >>
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is "grateful" that the California legislature recently dropped a proposal in a pro-LGBT bill that critics say would have curbed religious liberty for private schools.
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara announced earlier this week that he was dropping a measure in a bill that would have removed certain exemptions from religious colleges.
As president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Rodriguez said in a statement Wednesday that he and his organization "hope and pray that future legislative proposals will engage the faith community in a viable conversation that will protect the rights of all." more >>
A San Jose pastor is calling on Christians living in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States to wake up to the reality that thousands of people in their midst have no place to call home.
"Open your eyes, San Jose," says Pastor Scott Wagers, who leads CHAM deliverance ministry, in a YouTube video detailing his work among the homeless in California's Santa Clara County.
Aspiring to do more than build a culinary empire, Ayesha Curry is joining the campaign to end child hunger in America by teaming up with the nonprofit group No Kid Hungry.
The budding chef and wife of NBA star Steph Curry has designed the spatulas for high-end retailer Williams-Sonoma. The company annually teams up with No Kid Hungry, a charity set up to help the more than 16 million children who are undernourished, by giving a portion of the sale of certain products to the organization.
Curry, a mother of two, is doing her part to help by designing colorful spatulas for the specialty retailer. more >>