A Southern Baptist pastor is critical of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's apparent interest in implementing a state lottery, arguing that such a move is "a regressive tax on the poor."
Bentley announced earlier this week that he was calling a special session of the state legislature to see about the creation of a state lottery to help fund certain government programs.
Instead of judging Katy Perry, her parents are asking the Christian community to pray for the pop star.
Keith and Mary Hudson, Perry's preacher parents, recently spoke at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to Radar Online, which is reporting that the two said they have not given up on their daughter, who claims to no longer practice Christianity. Although the Hudsons have spoken out against Perry's previous music like her 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl," they are proud of her latest inspirational song, "Rise."
"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her. She's going to be singing 'Rise' for the Olympics this year. We're very proud of it and her." more >>
Bishop Marvin Sapp has received a promotion within the Global United Fellowship that will enable him to serve and guide over 100 pastors in six states.
The gospel singer and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been given the title of Metropolitan Bishop.
Sapp will oversee more than 100 churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. more >>
Singer Matthew West took to social media to reflect on Heaven and honor the life of his uncle, Doug, who died this week from cancer.
West posted the announcement about his family's loss on Facebook Wednesday, saying:
"Heavy hearted today for my family. My uncle, Doug, went home to be with the Lord last night. He taught me how to play the first chords I ever learned on guitar. Appreciate your prayers everyone. He was blind from early childhood and I keep thinking that today he's got 20/20 vision. His faith is now his sight. Heaven is the hope we can hold onto. I believe that with all my heart." more >>
Why do some people believe the Bible teaches that their race is superior if Jesus Christ died for everyone? What does the Bible say about race?
"I grew up believing that my race was superior to every other race, and the reason (I was taught) was because that's what the Bible teaches. Does it? If so, then I don't want anything to do with your faith," the person stated in the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Addressing the question about racial supremacy and the Bible, the Rev. Billy Graham explained to the inquiring person that what they were taught during their upbringing "is not what the Bible teaches." Jesus Christ died for all people regardless of their racial or ethnic background. more >>
Tamera Mowry-Housley is opening up about a time in her life when her faith wasn't strong.
The Christian actress and co-host of "The Real" was a guest on the new daytime talk show "The Preachers" this week where she opened up about not having a strong faith after her popular series "Sister Sister," which she starred in with her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, ended.