Bucking against conservative Christian tradition advising against extra-marital sex, the Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan, a married mother of three and associate pastor for ministry with families at Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois, says single Christians can have sex as long as it's "mutually pleasurable and affirming."
Citing 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, many Mainline Protestant and evangelical churches like the Assemblies of God Church, advise against sexual relations among single Christians.
"Today within our society singles exist for one of two reasons — by choice, or by circumstance. In either case the Bible's mandate is clear for all unmarried individuals: they are to remain sexually pure (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)," the Assemblies of God church warned. more >>
Former FlyLeaf frontwoman Lacey Sturm announces her upcoming deeply personal memoir, The Mystery: Finding True Love in a World of Broken Lovers, set to release in October that will touch on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, depression and suicide, inspired by Sturm's own experiences.
Set to release on October 4 by Baker Books, Sturm once again will pour out her heart in the upcoming book after her widely received 2014 debut book, The Reason.
According to a statement shared with The Christian Post, in The Mystery, Sturm guides readers through her own journey and struggles, "from childhood through her current marriage –providing personal insight into love and relationships. Reaching out to those who have learned to define love through their own wrecked relationships, shattered romances and dysfunctional families, Sturm offers new, healthy ways to think about and pursue love." more >>
Donald Trump is tapping into a fundamental human need to love something greater than oneself, and people are vulnerable to such "unhealthy expressions" if not given the opportunity to love good, true greater things, says First Things editor R.R. Reno.
In part one of The Christian Post's interview with Reno, he discussed the inspiration behind his new book, Resurrecting the Idea Of A Christian Society, and how our national meritocracy and erosion of local communities has fed America's current moral and cultural morass.
In part two of our intervew, he further urges Christians not to lament but to take heart in troubled times because they present opportunities to engage people thoughtfully. more >>
George R. R. Martin is in Kansas City, Missouri for the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) 2016, which will run from Aug. 17-21. The 67-year-old novelist will hold his own lineup of activities at the event, however, fans should not expect that he will be dropping some good news about "The Winds of Winter" ( TWOW), the highly anticipated sixth book of "A Song of Ice and Fire" (ASOIAF) series.
At Worldcon 2016
Martin wrote on his live blog that he will be at the Worldcon 2016 starting Aug. 18 to attend to his scheduled lineup of activities and enjoy the rest of the event. He said that he will have autograph signing, reading and panel appearances. more >>
In an interview with The Christian Post, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza responded to criticisms about his recently released documentary and accompanying book titled Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, and talked about his reluctant support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In it, D'Souza lays out a case against voting for Hillary Clinton, connecting her to a history of corruption and bigotry within the Democratic Party.
"From her Alinskyite past to her hopes for America's progressive future, the presumptive Democratic nominee is revealed to be little more than a political gangster intent on controlling the nation's wealth," noted Regnery Publishing. more >>
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has congratulated American swimmer Michael Phelps for his record 23rd gold medal at the Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, and said that God has a great future planned for the swimmer, who once contemplated suicide.
"Saw Michael Phelps, #PurposeDrivenSwimmer, win his 23rd gold! I've prayed for you each day in Rio. God has a great future for you," Warren wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.
The 31-year-old athlete won his fifth gold at the Rio games along with teammates Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian in the men's 4x100 medley relay, beating out Britain and Australia, who came in second and third respectively. more >>