Steve Green, president of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby, says his company could have never succeeded without divine intervention, declaring that the national retail craft store belongs to God.
Speaking before the city of Owasso's 11th annual Character Council luncheon on Monday, Green explained how back in the 1980s the Greens struggled to make a successful business.
"Our dad did not know how we were going to pay the bills. … He couldn't see it. He couldn't figure it out," said Green before hundreds gathered at the Tulsa Tech Owasso Conference Center. more >>
Sadie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" has opened up about more than just her dance routines since joining season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars" this year.
The A&E reality television star made her debut on "DWTS" on Sept. 15 and revealed coping mechanisms for nervousness and the pressure to perform on the dance floor.
"Honestly, I prayed all day," the 17-year-old model explained, according to ABC. "All day I had friends and Scripture's encouragement that helped so much to calm me down. And really I just found my own confidence in myself. I'm not dancing for the 15 million people watching but just doing it for me, and [I] hope they like it." more >>
Pastor Perry Noble admitted that he withheld from giving his tithes to the church for nine years until he understood the meaning of Malachi 3:10, the biblical verse that commands Christians to tithe.
Noble took to his blog Sunday to admit that not giving his tithes caused him financial instability but explained that his future changed when he began trusting God with his money and began being generous.
"I did not tithe for the first nine years I followed Jesus…and I was always broke. I began to tithe in 1999 and the Lord has always provided what I need, when I need it," said Noble. more >>
David Payne is touring the United States with a one-man show inspired by the life and writings of C.S. Lewis this year.
Payne is a businessman-turned-actor who first read Lewis shortly after becoming a Christian in his 20s. However, an unexpected career path that saw many failures and even bankruptcy eventually led him back to the iconic author. Ahead of his performance in "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" in New York, Payne spoke with The Christian Post about how he landed what turned out to be a career role as Lewis.
"After I lost everything, I prayed for my vision to not be taken away," the actor said of his failed business ventures. "I prayed: 'When this is over, let me see what is worth going for. Give me a passion for being and embracing life. Help me aim for something that can be achieved, and can be achieved because of what we learned.'" more >>
Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen made a faux pas this week when an inspiration message posted to his extremely popular ministry Facebook page suggested that Moses was alive during Joshua's leadership and even when the prophet Daniel was taken into Babylonian captivity.
"God said in Numbers 11:23, 'Moses, is there any limit to My power?'" reads the Bible-inspired message on the Joel Osteen Ministry Facebook page.
The JOM Facebook page moderator goes on to suggest of God: "He was saying, 'Moses, you saw Me part the Red Sea, stop the sun for Joshua, keep three Hebrew teenagers safe in a fiery furnace, don't you realize that I can bring water without rain?' There's no limit to God's power." more >>
Megachurch pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie chided a teaching known as the "prosperity gospel" for twisting what it means to be prosperous and explained that the prosperity promised Christians in the Bible does not erase hardships from their lives.
In his September 16th blog, Laurie took issue with the prosperity gospel's assurances that Christians are meant to be "wealthy, healthy and wise."
He wrote, "Sometimes I think that today's 'prosperity preachers' have hijacked a legitimate biblical term. After all, God does want His sons and daughters to prosper. But what does that really mean? That you'll never get sick? Never have problems? Never run out of money? Never have strains in your relationships? No, that is not what the Bible means by 'prosperity.'" more >>