Rafael Cruz, the pastor father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, detailed on a radio program last Friday how he spent hours arguing with a pastor on the plausibility of Christianity before he broke down and surrendered his life to Christ that night.
It is no secret that in December 1974, Cruz, who was a businessman in the oil industry in Canada at the time and was struggling with deep alcohol issues, left his wife and 3-year-old son, Ted, to go Houston, Texas, and continue his life there without his family.
In an appearance on Michael Brown's radio show "The Line of Fire" on Friday, Cruz, the author of the new book, A Time for Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America, detailed how he was led to Christ during his time in Houston. Cruz also described the monumental confrontation with Pastor Gaylen Wiley that forever changed his life and, ultimately, the lives of his wife and son. more >>
Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of MarriageToday and senior elder at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, has joined the board of the new church being planted by former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll in Phoenix, Arizona.
Driscoll and his wife, Grace, recently announced that they have begun work on The Trinity Church which is expected to open in the first half of 2016.
Organizers of the Corpus Christie Cross Project broke ground in Texas this week as they begin their construction of the largest cross in the United States.
Pastor Rick Milby confirmed to local media outlets that construction for the $1 million cross began at the Abundant Life Fellowship campus in Corpus Christie earlier this week.
The cross is expected to stand 210 feet tall and 95 feet wide. Milby explained to KRIS-TV that the structure will be able to sway two feet back and forth in the wind due to its massive height and width. more >>
If God chooses to answer the prayer of Pastor Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Texas, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor will soon be struck down by a lightning bolt for calling himself god and saying he would knock out Jesus.
"I'm telling you what, I'm going to pray that God strikes this guy dead," Romero said in clip from a recent sermon posted to YouTube.
"Do you know why?" he asked. "Guy's name is Conor McGregor. He's the UFC featherweight champ or something like that, he's on this run of just knocking people out. But he got up and he said 'if Jesus Christ was in the ring with me, I'd knock him out.'" more >>
All too often people speak pessimistically about themselves, and in doing so, unintentionally invite negativity into their lives. But a new book by Lakewood megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen reminds readers that words have power, and aims to help people kick the habit of speaking negatively and to invite good things through the power of the tongue.
"You have to invite the right things into your life," Osteen tells viewers during a segment on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tuesday.
In his latest self-help title The Power of I Am, Osteen teaches readers how to create a narrative of positivity in their lives using the two words "I am," followed by positive affirmations. In the opening chapter, he writes, "What follows those two simple words will determine what kind of life you live." more >>
Over 130,000 petition signatures are calling on a Texas court to drop felony and misdemeanor charges facing two pro-life activists who produced last year's undercover videos purporting to expose illegalities in Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue compensation practices.
Last month, a Harris County grand jury responsible for investigating whether a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston violated state and federal laws when selling aborted baby specimens to researchers cleared Planned Parenthood officials of wrongdoing and instead indicted the producers of the Center for Medical Progress videos on felony charges of tampering with a governmental record.
In addition, CMP founder David Daleiden was indicted on a misdemeanor charge related to attempting to illegally purchase human tissue. more >>