Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is inviting pastors and faith leaders to endorse him for president, describing it as vital to call on God in prayer for many of the challenges facing America.
"I am convinced that we are better equipped to face these challenges when we call on God in prayer. In the past days, secular progressives and their messengers in the mainstream media have tried to shame faithful Americans for turning to prayer during times of crisis," the retired neurosurgeon states on the Faith Based Coalition for Ben Carson website, which includes a form for pastors to fill out when endorsing him.
Carson claims that the secular progressives are attacking people of faith, and writes: more >>
Life can present some tough obstacles, causing believers to rely all the more upon Christ. In a recent blog post for JeffBethke.com, the website of the inspirational speaker and New York Times best-selling author, Jefferson Bethke's wife, Alyssa, tells believers to "roll our burdens to God and wait for Him to act."
Bethke references Psalm 37: 5-6, "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act," and shares the words of the late British Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon who once encouraged the faithful to go beyond simply giving Christ only their present cares.
"'Roll the whole burden of life upon the Lord," says Spurgeon. "Leave with Jehovah not thy present fretfulness merely, but all thy cares; in fact, submit the whole tenor of thy way to Him. Cast away anxiety, resign thy will, submit thy judgment, leave all with the God of all,'" says the preacher, who uses the example of how the farmer sows his seeds, ploughs and leaves the harvest up to God. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham says he's "deeply concerned" about reports that the Faculty Council at Wheaton College has made a recommendation against the move to terminate a tenured professor who suggested that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Both my father Billy Graham and my mother attended Wheaton College in Illinois — in fact that's where they met. I'm surprised and disappointed that the faculty council there is now recommending the college drop their plans to terminate a professor who published that she believed Islam and Christianity worship the same God in December," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.
"This is no minor issue that should be debated. Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God," he added. more >>
Award-winning Christian singer Matthew West combats abortion with a new song meant to be a gentle encouragement to help save unborn babies.
In a chilling song released by West called, "Untold," he sings from the perspective of an unborn child. The song was inspired by a benefit concert in which he performed for a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Since then, West has created a movement with his song and video, meant to serve as catalysts for others to be a voice for the voiceless. more >>
Is it OK for pastors and Christian leaders to drink alcohol? For Jamie Morgan, lead pastor of New Jersey-based Life Church, the answer to that question is a resounding "no."
In a blog she penned for her church's website that was shared by Christian Today this month, Morgan's position against the consumption of alcohol by clergy, and other Christians, is cut and dried, and is delivered with a side of humor. But the pastor knows from personal experience that the pitfalls that can accompany alcohol consumption are no laughing matter.
"I know first-hand the destruction that alcohol brings into someone's life," Morgan told The Christian Post earlier this week. The pastor is a former alcoholic and has abstained from drinking after she accepted Jesus into her life 26 years ago, in order to safeguard her walk with Christ. more >>
Kierra Sheard has a message for women who seek to satisfy their lustful urges instead of do things God's way.
"If being nasty got you there, being nasty is what will keep you there. Every once in awhile, a woman wants to just be a lady and carry her grace more than her nasty," Sheard wrote in a new blog titled, "Don't Lose Your Nasty, But Use It For When It's Time.." "It's hard having peace, where there's an unrealistic responsibility. Love yourself enough to set real life goals."
The 28-year-old gospel singing daughter of Grammy Award-winning Karen Clark Sheard, of the gospel music group The Clark Sisters, and Bishop J. Drew Sheard, cautioned people about losing their value because of their sexual exploits. more >>