There have been a number of suicides reported in the past few days linked to the massive leak of emails and personal details on adultery website Ashley Madison, including the death of San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum.
MailOnline reported that Gorhum, who served 25 years with the San Antonio Police Department, took his own life after his official email address was linked to an account on the website.
Police in Toronto, Canada, have also said that they are investigating information on two individuals that might have taken their lives as a result of the leak. more >>
Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, the head of Primary Purpose Ministries and well-known conference speaker, filled in for an ailing Bishop T.D. Jakes at this year's MegaFest Sunday service, and delivered a message to tens of thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, about receiving the miracles that God has in store for them.
"God is about to bless you with some non-qualifying blessings," preached Rodgers to the MegaFest crowd on Sunday. "God is about to resurrect your dream, vision and aspiration."
Rodgers illustrated her point using the biblical account of Abram who was told by God that he and his wife, Sarai, would bear a child, even though she was barren. God would "resurrect" Abram's "dead possibilities," said Rodgers who explained that God works in the areas where believers cannot provide Him with any assistance, and does this so that He gets all the glory. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the visionary behind the behemoth of a conference that is MegaFest, was a not able to preach on its final day for a Sunday worship service due to an eye irritation that needed immediate medial attention.
Jakes, who was scheduled to preach at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, for MegaFest's Sunday service, was predisposed and replaced by evangelist Joyce L. Rogers who gave the final sermon to close out this week's festivities.
The Potter's House Church head's absence was announced by the service's host, Cynthia James, who informed the thousands in attendance about his condition. more >>
Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett previewed their forthcoming Christian film "Ben-Hur" during a surprise appearance at Mega-Fest in Dallas on Friday.
Described by the notable Christian filmmakers as an "epic" action movie, "Ben-Hur" is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ and stars Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman.
Downey and Burnett, who created the "The Bible" miniseries and the box-office hit "Son of God," told a large crowd at Bishop T.D. Jakes' annual family festival that ultimately the film tells "a story of forgiveness with an underlying story of Jesus." The project, which is the product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is just the latest in the couple's quest to glorify God through Hollywood entertainment as they continue to be "Hollywood's noisiest Christians." more >>
Cornerstone Church Pastor John Hagee recently condemned an attack on a San Antonio Jewish neighborhood where vandals sprayed graffiti on dozens of homes and cars with anti-Semitic symbols and messages including Swastikas and the letters "KKK."
"An attack on the Jewish community should be considered an attack on the Christian community," said Hagee to Fox News on Friday. "I came immediately to the rabbi's office to stand with him expressing my solidarity with his congregation and the Jewish community of San Antonio."
"Any time there is this kind of hateful act toward our citizens, Christians and Jews are going to unite and continue to press the issue until we have complete resolution," added Hagee. "We are going to stand very forcefully — right now. We want to send a message — this is not going to be tolerated — not paint, not bricks tomorrow, not blood later. It stops right here and it stops dead in its tracks." more >>
Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes has said his new TV show, which debuts on Monday, is not specifically faith-based, but will instead be open to people whatever their belief system or background.
"It is not a faith-based show," Jakes told 11Alive. "I have a vehicle through which I can express that. But I cannot deny that when I sit down at the table, all of my faith sits down with me. All of my fatherhood sits down with me. All of my ethnicity sits down with me. I can only give what I am."
The Potter's House church pastor added: "What I want the 'T.D. Jakes Show' to be is that, wherever you are, whatever your belief systems, whatever your background is, there's a place for you." more >>