Could the best preacher in New York City come in the form of Bronx rapper Fat Joe?
Hillsong New York City Pastor Carl Lentz may believe just that. While Lentz has ministered to celebrities like pop star Justin Bieber and NBA star Kevin Durant, he recognized the possibility of Joseph "Fat Joe" Cartagena being the city's best preacher.
"How do you know if your theology is racist?" Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, asked Brooklyn megachurch Pastor A.R. Bernard earlier this month.
Sitting in a comfy sofa chair across from the loosely dressed Lentz in front of a large crowd at the Hillsong NYC conference held at the Barclays Center, Bernard paused briefly then delivered his response.
"Well, let's make the distinction between racist and racism. Racist is a person who has a feeling of superiority above other people by virtue of that person's race," said Bernard, who is the founder and senior pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. more >>
To attract customers to its newest location in Queens, New York, a Chick-fil-A promotion promises that the first 100 people in line next Thursday will receive $37,000 worth of free food.
The company ran a similar promotion in 2015 when its first store opened in Manhattan's Herald Square and the first 100 people in line were given one year's worth of free Chick-fil-A food.
The popular chicken chain also received positive press when a Texas man said the restaurant was pivotal to his 140-pound weight loss. more >>
After it was announced on TBN last week that Pastor Donnie McClurkin is "getting married," the gospel singer and his girlfriend, Nicole C. Mullen, clarified earlier this week that he has yet to pop the question and they are not engaged.
During Mullen's Periscope Bible study on Monday, she spoke about the marriage announcement made on TBN's "Praise the Lord" last Thursday, saying that while the couple is "definitely on the road to marriage," they are not engaged.
"There's a protocol that both he and I want to honor. So, are we officially engaged? No," Mullen said. "Are we on the road to marriage? Yes." more >>
To escape the summer heat wave, the cockroaches in NYC have started flying.
Experts say that cockroaches are capable of flying and lately, the heat wave is giving them reasons to use their wings. There has been a lot of sightings of flying cockroaches in NYC, especially this summer with temperatures reaching up to 90s and even triple digits in some parts of the US.
'Flying' Cockroaches Trying to Get Comfortable more >>
A Harlem church known for its controversial signs recently asked if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would support allowing Dennis Rodman to share a bathroom with his daughter, Ivanka.
Months back, Trump said he was OK with transgender individuals using the bathroom of their chosen gender identity at his hotels.
During a town hall-style event in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center hosted by NBC's "TODAY show" back in April, the billionaire real estate mogul was asked by host Matt Lauer: "If Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" more >>