Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is being accused of misquoting a Bible verse during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network at a California golf course that he owns.
"Proverbs, the chapter 'never bend to envy.' I've had that thing all of my life where people are bending to envy," the billionaire businessman and reality TV star proclaimed. "There's so many things that you can learn from it."
Eugene Scott of CNN noted that the phrase "never bend to envy" does not actually appear in the book of Proverbs. more >>
To be a Christian leader is no small calling. Whether you serve as a church pastor, a lay leader, or a Christian who leads in the secular world, you are under obligation to be a strong and faithful witness for Christ. Here are several texts that should challenge you — and provide you a grid through which to evaluate your life today.1. 1 Timothy 3:2-7
While directed primarily at elders, this passage is not intended to be limited to those in that role. These texts describe a mature Christian whose lifestyle is clearly affected by his beliefs. I fear that we read these verses when first considering leadership, but fail to come back to them as regularly as we should.
An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy—one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church?) He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil's trap. (HCSB) more >>
Socialite Hailey Baldwin has said she credits her Christian faith and relationships with Justin Bieber and Hillsong Church leaders Carl and Laura Lentz for helping her to stay grounded in Hollywood.
The 18-year-old daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin garnered media attention last year for her close relationship with Bieber, and the pair are among a growing number of celebrities who've embraced Hillsong Church. Baldwin has become somewhat of a staple on the Hollywood social scene in recent years and has credited healthy relationships along with her Christian faith for helping her cope with the pressures of fame.
NEW YORK — Christians seeking family-friendly entertainment for their children will be able to do so without commercial interruption in the comfort of their living rooms with the new streaming service, Dove channel. The platform functions much like Netflix, except it solely focuses on streaming faith-based and family friendly content. It will also give lesser-known filmmakers an outlet to release their movies and shows.
Cinedigm, a leading content distributor in the U.S., has partnered with The Dove Foundation, an organization which has specialized in rating movies for family friendliness for over 25 years, to launch the new service.
"In the old days the networks got to decide what was broadcast or a movie company got to decide what would be released theatrically," said Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, at a luncheon at ABC Kitchen on Wednesday. "In the future, that content is going to be available to anyone. And it's going to be up to consumers to decide and vote with their pocketbook, Android or iPhone what it is they want to watch." more >>
It's scary enough when peace-loving Jesus followers are compared to ISIS. What's even scarier is that many people believe the comparison is accurate. Have they completely lost touch with reality?
It's one thing to have passionate and deep differences on issues like abortion and redefining marriage. It's another thing to use inflammatory rhetoric that it is not just dishonest but is actually dangerous. Do people not realize that their words have consequences?
A few days ago, someone named Dixie posted on my Facebook page, "You are just as ugly as Isis!" more >>
Deliverance comes through a crazed murderer for crystal meth addict Ashley Smith whose life is transformed when that killer holds her hostage overnight in the new film "Captive."
"Captive" tells the true, and almost unbelievable story of Smith, and functions as one of the most exciting movies to feature a faith element with the theme of Christian salvation.
While being held hostage by crazed mad man Brian Nichols in her apartment overnight in 2005, the film's main protagonist is forced to decide whether or not she will use her drugs with a man who could take her life at any second. more >>