Pastor Jamal Bryant's mother was upset when she heard the Baltimore megachurch leader joke about believing in open marriages on his new daytime talk show "The Preachers."
"My mother called me 'Sleepless in Seattle' trying to figure out, 'what did I mean laughing about open marriages. God is not pleased,'" Bryant of Empowerment Temple AME Church, recalled on his show this week. "So I'm not talking to the millions of y'all watching. Dear mama, please know that I still believe marriage is between two people and what God has brought together let nobody put asunder."
Bryant joked about believing in open marriage when actress Mo'Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, revealed duirng a segment last week that they both have had sex with other people during their 10-year marriage and will continue to do so. more >>
While there are times when Justin Bieber says he doubts God, it's at those moments when he see's God moving in the world.
"As much as I doubt God, He keeps reminding me," the 22-year-old Bieber wrote on Instagram Wednesday.
The singer continues to be transparent about his Christian faith, which he has revealed takes just as much work as the other relationships in his life. And even though Bieber said he doesn't always feel God's presence, he explained that it's not a reason to stop working on his spiritual growth. more >>
Kehila News Israel, a news site based in Israel and run by Messianic Jewish believers, has warned that the "Tomorrowland" electronic music festival is promoting occult beliefs and practices that go against the Bible, and urged Christians to stand in prayer against it.
The music festival, which takes place in Belgium but is live-streamed around the world, seeks to unite people from different countries in what it says is a "unique" and "magical" atmosphere.
Kehila News Israel, an information portal of the Messianic community in Israel, wrote a detailed analysis on "Tomorrowland," noting that the festival synthesizes musical performances with "fairy tale" stories apparently made to promote the "Luciferian, Wiccan and Hindu religion." more >>
WASHINGTON — Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle urged millennials to combat fear and hatred with love in a message at Together 2016 at the National Mall on Saturday, and hopes they left feeling empowered to seek God's wisdom wherever their mission field is: at school, work and in their communities.
"The word empower is something that kept coming up in my heart," Daigle told The Christian Post during a Q&A on Saturday. "If we show people that fear isn't actually the place that we have to surrender to, fear isn't actually the thing that we have to answer to, but instead it's going in and loving people."
"It's going into the places that are dangerous and saying, 'OK God, I'm going to partner with you in this mission to go after that person who can potentially harm me.' Or to go after the homeless and say, 'I'm going to love you,'" Daigle shared. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has responded to criticism from Bill Nye "the Science Guy" over the recently opened Ark Encounter in Kentucky, by claiming that Nye is seeking to "brainwash" children and convince them that they're "just animals."
Nye had argued in an interview with NBC News that not only was the life-sized Noah's Ark theme park "disturbing," but on the Ark's third deck, every single one of the science exhibits was supposedly "absolutely wrong."
"Not just misleading, but wrong," Nye said. more >>
In light of the Pokemon Go craze that's endangering the safety of some gamers, and the many violent-natured shoot 'em up games like the Call of Duty and Battlefield series, one can't help but wonder: should Christians play such video games?
In a July video blog, Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll answers whether or not it's godly for believers to play video games, and the pastor's first bit of advice is to pay attention to one's conscience.
"If your conscience is bothering you, then you've got to pay attention to that," says Driscoll. "The Bible talks a lot about our conscience in the opening chapters of Romans, places like Proverbs — that God has given us a conscience, and in addition to His Word and the Holy Spirit, God has given us a conscience to help us be sensitive to things that are ungodly or unwise. So, I would say if your conscience is bothering and burdening you, then you really need to pay attention to that." more >>