Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, preached about the transgender debate in America during his sermon on Sunday, telling the congregation that God already addressed the issue with Jesus' Words in the Bible.
Jeffress said in his sermon that many Christians are confused about how they should respond to the ongoing transgender debate seen in bathroom policies and recent court cases.
"It's not that confusing. In Matthew 19:4, God's Words are applicable. The Bible says 'God made them from the beginning male and female.' Not male, female and question mark. God has determined how many sexes there are — there are two, not three," the megachurch pastor said. more >>
Steve Harvey was once homeless, living out of his car and showering in gas stations, the comedian revealed during his commencement speech at Alabama State University earlier this month.
The 59-year-old TV host told students: "I've lost it all twice and had to start over. I had to struggle through two marriages before finding this one [Marjorie Harvey whom he married in 2007]. … I didn't have nothing," an emotional Harvey told graduates earlier this month, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
"In every single moment of adversity in your life, two things are going to happen: There's going to be a lesson and there's going to be a blessing. If you let the adversity crumble you, you will lay there and wallow in the failure, but life is 10 percent what happened and 90 percent what you're going to do about it." more >>
A female teacher at a San Francisco high school for girls came out as a transgender, but the Catholic order that owns and runs the school has decided that the teacher will not be fired but fully accepted as a man.
Gabriel Bodenheimer, a teacher and the English Department chair at Mercy High School will not lose the job, the order of the Sisters of Mercy, which runs the school, announced.
"This is significant for us; we did not take this lightly," said Sister Laura Reicks, president of the 16-state region of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, according to San Francisco Chronicle. "We feel because of our values, the choice was this, but that didn't mean it was easy." more >>
With the release of Jason Fowler's new album I Fall In, the former rocker-turned-worshipper explains his journey to sobriety and the impact his relationship with God has made on his life.
Fowler's life can be heard in his music. Living a rock-n-roll lifestyle for years eventually caused him to hit rock bottom. After being kicked out of a drug dealer's house in downtown Atlanta and being homeless, he cried out to God and eventually was able to put the broken pieces of his life back together.
The following is an edited transcript of Fowler's interview with The Christian Post in which he discusses his rock star lifestyle of hopelessness and the transformation he received after attending a Christian-based addiction recovery program. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is throwing his support behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for reasons other than politics.
"The issue in America, in my opinion, is much larger than presidents, prime ministers, kings," the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch said in an appearance on FOX News' "Hannity" this week. "The issue before us, in my opinion, is a spiritual one. I don't think it's a political fix. Politicians can help."
Robertson explained that he had supported Texas Senator Ted Cruz because he was a "Jesus man" and a "strict constitutionalist," saying he felt that Cruz would vet his decisions using the Bible. Although Trump was Robertson's second choice, he has said he would "enthusiastically" support him. The Duck Commander founder is believing that God will be the source of Trump's common sense. Asked if man's common sense comes from God, Robertson said of Trump, "I hope so in his case. I really do." more >>
Christians shouldn't stop giving or feel discouraged when their pastor emphasizes the need for members to increase their tithes, says the Rev. Billy Graham, who explains that all ministries needs financial support.
Responding to a question posed to him by a reader of the Kansas City Star on Friday, Graham expounded on the topic of giving by noting that "it's not wrong to make God's people aware of those needs and seek their help."
The evangelical leader further noted that it's important to remember that "everything we have — including our money — is a gift from God," and therefore Christians should not feel discouraged if their pastor asks for donations for the church budget. more >>