Bishop T.D. Jakes, the head of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, will release a new book titled Destiny next month in which he shares his personal experiences in an effort to help others to find their purpose in life.
Speaking with DallasWeekly on Wednesday, Jakes said Destiny will help readers overcome the difficult situations they find themselves stuck in, as well as provide encouragement to people who are going through significant changes in their lives.
Jakes also spoke about his upcoming television series that will start airing next month which is designed to help people overcome the daily struggles of life and work through challenging relatioships. more >>
There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote.
"We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. more >>
A city in Texas has delayed a decision on what to do regarding an atheist group's complaint leveled against a "Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins" sign said to be on public property.
The Hawkins City Council met with the mayor Monday evening and decided to table a decision as to whether or not they will remove the prominently displayed sign.
Slim Thug, a Houston-based rapper who has collaborated with multi-platinum artists such as Beyoncé and Pharrell, includes pastor Joel Osteen in his latest album Hogg Life Volume 2: Still Surviving, which was released earlier this month.
The song, titled "Chuuch," credits the megachurch pastor as a featured artist, and begins with Osteen preaching about the company we keep.
"I want to talk to you today about the right people," says Osteen in the beginning of the song. "Who you spend your time with will have a great impact on what kind of life you live. There are people God has already ordained to come across our path to help us fulfill our destiny. People that inspire us, challenge us make us better." more >>
The president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, the Rev. Bill Owens, is calling on Christians to not participate in gay marriage ceremonies by "refusing to obey unjust laws" in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
Owens, who held a press conference in Dallas on Tuesday where he was joined by other prominent conservative leaders who support traditional marriage, said Christians in all areas of society should stand up and defend their constitutional rights.
"We are calling on Christians and people of faith in all areas of society, especially those in leadership positions, to refuse to obey unjust laws that have legalized same-sex unions, and to join our movement [called Real Marriage] that will take back our Constitution and our rights," said Owens in a statement posted on Facebook prior to the press conference. more >>
A 7-year-old old boy was rescued from the clutches of a suspected kidnapper last Wednesday after being abducted from his home in Alice, Texas, all because a Papa Murphey's pizza shop worker, who normally ignored Amber Alerts on her phone, decided to pay attention this time.
Courtney Best, the pizza shop worker, told KRIS-TV that she was taking a smoke break in front of the pizza shop in the Hamlin Shopping Center in Corpus Christi when she spotted Nicholas Gomez and the suspected kidnapper Channing Galbraith.
"I stepped outside, I was standing by the trash can and I seen a white car pull up and I just happen to take my phone with me, cause we don't look at our phones at work, and I looked down and I saw 'white Dodge Avenger Amber Alert.' And I was like, nah, that's not him," said Best. "The man was walking across the parking lot looking at me ... cause I was the only person out here, with the little boy and the little boy looked scared and I was like no, that's not him." more >>