The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is advising Christians not to talk about their faith unless they're asked to do so.
As head of the 88 million-member Anglican Communion, Welby was asked at an interfaith event where he draws the line between evangelism and proselytization.
"I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith," said Welby, according to the Telegraph. more >>
The Church of Scotland's general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages by making a provision for individual congregations to "opt out" of the Church's traditional view of marriage as between a man and woman.
Commissioners voted by 339 votes to 215 in favor of the move on the first day of the annual general assembly meeting in Edinburg on Saturday, according to BBC.
"We had a debate which made very clear that we were not interfering with our theological definition of marriage and were not going to the place where ministers or deacons could themselves be conducting same-sex marriages," the Very Rev. John Chalmers, principal clerk to the general assembly, was quoted as saying. "It is an entirely different discussion." more >>
Fans have been wondering what the catch is between Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom and just as hope for their alleged love has started to die, the singer took to social media and shared the first picture of her with the actor, prompting fans to believe that it was the couple's way of telling the world that they are indeed together.
In the photo, Perry and Bloom are dressed in white robes as they lay sprawled on the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. While the pair weren't touchy or acting like a couple on the hotel steps, many fans and outlets suggest that the picture is the two's method of sounding off that they are officially in a relationship.
On Thursday, the 31-year-old singer and the 39-year-old actor were spotted at the amfAR Cannes Cinema Against AIDS gala. While they were seated on different tables, it is worth noting that Perry was just a step away from Bloom's table. more >>
Daniel Craig is apparently done playing role of the world's most popular spy – James Bond. Although the film franchise reportedly offered the English actor $99 million to reprise his role in a couple of movies, he turned it down; even if he earned millions for the four films he starred.
According to the Daily Mail, MGM wanted him to stay, owing to the fact that with him as 007, the franchise somewhat enjoyed success. The report also said that the film studio even pitched to him the inclusion of endorsements, co-producer credits, and even profit shares. Well, those are more than enough for other actors to immediately sign and embrace.
Craig may actually have turned his back from the most successful spy film franchise in history in as early as last year when he said in one of his interviews that he would rather slash his wrists instead of playing the character for another time after Spectre. more >>
World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is believed to be in rocky terms with uncle and trainer Peter Fury.
According to a report by Edward Chaykovsky for Boxing Scene, the rift between the two men happened during camp after the elder Fury was said to have been "fed up" when his nephew was dropped during a sparring session.
For his part, the 27-year-old boxer has admitted to be lacking in motivation for his upcoming July 9 rematchagainst former long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena in England, according to BBC. more >>
Pope Francis decried greedy business practices and prosperity gospel preachers during a mass at the Vatican Thursday morning.
During his homily at Casa Santa Maria, one of the Vatican's chapels, the pontiff excoriated business owners who don't provide healthcare coverage for their employees because they don't want to deal with the extra expense.
Specifically, Francis pointed to employers who seek to profit off of their employees without offering any benefits in return, such as pension plans or healthcare. more >>