President Barack Obama has signed an executive order commissioning former megachurch pastor Rob Bell to write a gender-neutral Bible.
Meant to serve as a corollary to Obama's demands that public schools allow boys to go into girls' bathrooms, the executive order will give Bell $7 million to research, write and and publish a Bible that breaks through the barriers of gender.
In a rare White House press briefing, Obama said Bell is the most competent person for the job. more >>
Gospel singer Yolanda Adams shared her entrepreneurial advice with fans at the 2016 Essence Festival during the Money and Power Expo on faith-based entrepreneurship last weekend.
Revealing a few of her insights about hiring the right people to help manage finances, Adams said: "Hire a qualified CPA. Not BoBo with a certificate from wherever. [Things] can change over six months of time, or three months or two years. What you did two years ago, you may not be able to get credit for, or you may be able to get more credit."
Adams has made a name for herself as being the first woman in gospel music to have a morning radio show. Although the syndicated "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" did not have its contract renewed this year, she previously spoke about the honor of being able to aquire the decade long job on her business terms. more >>
Ex-Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll's new church, The Trinity Church, has purchased a permanent home just weeks before its public launch, acquiring a historic church building in the Phoenix suburbs.
Driscoll, who left the Seattle megachurch Mars Hill in October 2014 and is in the midst of a racketeering lawsuit, announced in February that he would be leading The New Trinity Church in Arizona.
As the church plans to launch on Aug. 7, it recently secured a permanent home in Scottsdale by purchasing the historic 1,400-seat Glass and Garden Church located at 8620 McDonald Drive, the same building that the church rented when it held its Easter gathering earlier this year. more >>
Saddleback Church lead pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren recently shared the four secrets to answered prayer.
In a blog entry posted Sunday on Warren's "Daily Hope" devotional site, the Saddleback pastor wrote about answered prayer using the context of the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah.
Warren's list of "four secrets to answered prayers" are: "base your request on God's character; confess the sins of which you're aware; claim the promises of God, and be specific in what you ask for." more >>
A violent rumble erupted at a local church Sunday morning after the congregational care team voted to stop serving coffee and donuts in all Sunday school and life classes.
Members of the Holy Gospel Church started the fight in the lobby between the early morning and 11 a.m. services. Dozens of visitors entering the seeker friendly church were injured after being struck in the head by copies of The Daniel Plan book that were being thrown at church staff in protest after congregants saw that the Starbucks coffee airpots had been removed and replaced by a smoothie bar.
According to multiple accounts, the violent brawl stemmed from a controversial decision made last week by the church to ban unhealthy foods, like donuts and coffee, for all Sunday morning church services and classes. more >>
David and Jason Benham, the twin brothers who were fired from an HGTV reality show because of their opposition to gay marriage, said conservative Christians are being targeted in America for their beliefs and need to stand up and thrive in the midst of adversary.
"We see Christians in America and conservatives kind of running because there is a narrative that's now been developed in this country that really targets people of faith. And people of faith often times want to be silent. And now is not the time to be silent. When darkness rises, it's time to turn the light on," the brothers said in an interview with Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.
The brothers promoted their newly released book, Living Among Lions: How to Thrive like Daniel in Today's Babylon, which looks to the biblical example of Daniel for inspiration on how Christians should thrive in the modern world. more >>