Tullian Tchividjian, former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale and a grandson of famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, has been deposed of his clergy credentials by the South Florida Presbytery.
"While Pastor Tullian Tchividjian was deposed of his pastoral credentials, the South Florida Presbytery is committed to continuing to offer him pastoral care," the presbytery stated, following a regular meeting of the regional body's leadership last week.
"Our goal in doing this is to both protect the integrity of the Church from which his credentials were given while, at the same time, wrapping Tullian in the grace offered by Jesus Christ to all those who confess sin, pursue repentance and desire restoration." more >>
Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and son of the Rev. Bill Graham, will be speaking at the "Good News Festival," a multi-day revival, held in Oklahoma City this weekend.
Danny Little, festival director for the BGEA, told The Christian Post that the evangelical organization has held similar events in Oklahoma City in 1956, 1983, and 2003.
"These were crusades held by Franklin's father, Billy Graham. Franklin has held festivals in Enid, Shawnee and Bartlesville. This is his first invitation to Oklahoma City," said Little. more >>
Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson recently told a viewer she should consider enrolling her grandson in a Christian school after his father tells him Jesus doesn't exist and to stop believing in God.
On an episode of the longstanding CBN program "The 700 Club," Robertson took a written question from a viewer named "Elizabeth."
"Pat, I am very concerned because this past weekend my 6-year-old grandson said his dad told him God and Jesus were not real and were just made up to scare people about dying," wrote Elizabeth. "I tried to explain the truth to him but he won't believe me. I'm worried for my grandson's soul." more >>
A former Tennessee state legislator and his two sons have been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud for allegedly conning more than 300 Christians into buying gold and silver through their financial consulting company, and did so by convincing victims they needed to guard themselves against "mystery Babylon," a reference to the End Times.
Larry Bates and his sons, Charles "Chuck" Bates and Robert Bates, were indicted this week in Memphis, Tennessee, for using their financial company, First American Monetary Consultants, to sell gold and silver coins and other rare metals to mostly Christian and elderly customers.
According to the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, the men, who presented themselves as knowledgeable Christian financial and political advisors, got away with taking people's money and failing to deliver the promised goods for more than 12 years. The Bates' alleged victims span numerous states, including Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Vermont, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, and Massachusetts. more >>
A recent poll of Americans indicates that support for the United States' decision to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II is in decline.
The results of a Pew Research Center study released days before Thursday's 70th anniversary of the drop of the bomb indicate that American support for the decision has declined over the decades.
Pew examined a 1945 Gallup poll which found 85 percent of American respondents believed President Harry S. Truman's decision to drop the bomb was justified. In 1991, a Detroit Free Press poll found that 65 percent of Americans and 29 percent of Japanese respondents felt the bomb drop was justified. more >>
Former sportscaster Craig James has filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports in a Texas court over their firing him in 2013 because of comments he made criticizing homosexuality.
Filed in Dallas County District Court on Monday, James accused Fox Sports of dismissing him over expressing his sincere religious beliefs on the matter of sexual ethics.
"Through the actions of its executives, including its president and vice president of communications, Fox Sports hired Craig James as a sportscaster, then terminated him for his religious beliefs — religious beliefs he expressed before working there, more than a year prior," read the suit, in part. more >>