Pastor Miles McPherson of San Diego's The Rock Church believes the best way to battle racism is to do so on "a spiritual level."
During a sermon he preached on Sunday, McPherson centered his message on racial tensions in the United States following the shooting deaths of black men Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile Minnesota, at the hands of police officers last week.
This was followed by racially-motivated shootings in Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri in which civilians and police officers were shot at, leaving one woman dead after being killed by Lakeem Keon Scott in Bristol, Tennessee, while she was driving her car on a highway last Thursday. Later that same day, 12 people were shot during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas. Eleven of the injured were police officers, five later died from their wounds. The man who shot them, Micah Johnson, said he "wanted to kill while people," specifically white police officers. more >>
NEW YORK — Influential evangelical leaders throughout the U.S. will fly to Washington, D.C. this weekend to join a crowd of as many as 1 million Christians to pray and worship together for the nation.
Inspired by Nick Hall, founder of PULSE, "Together 2016" is a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus. Americans are being urged to unite on the National Mall, July 16, to offer prayer that God will change the hearts of individuals and thus change the nation.
"It's a gathering for all people to come together under the banner of Jesus. The only agenda is Jesus," Hall told The Christian Post. "It's the church from all backgrounds — Lutherans, Catholics, Pentecostals. It's going to be worship, it's going to be prayer, and it's going to be lifting up Jesus and praying that He changes our hearts individually. We're talking about a reset in our lives and ultimately a reset in this generation. We really believe that there's a heart issue and that God wants our heart." more >>
Life.Church founder and pastor Craig Groeschel sees the hit 2015 movie "Creed" as showcasing the importance of family and the Ecclesiastes verse on two being better than one.
In the first entry in his summer series "At the Movies," Groeschel focused his analysis of the Rocky sequel on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."
Evangelist and best-selling author Ray Comfort declared that atheists cannot be trusted with political authority, as seen with historic examples.
In an interview last week on the radio program "Janet Mefferd Today," Comfort said "you can't trust an atheist in a position of authority."
"Atheists have caused 110 million deaths in the last hundred years. Stalin, 60 million, he was an atheist. Mao, 40 million, and he was an atheist. Pol Pot, 1.7 million, he was an atheist. Vladimir Lenin, 5 million people slaughtered, he was an atheist," said Comfort. more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham announced that he will lead live prayer events on Facebook for the opening of the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
In a message posted to the social media site on Monday, Rev. Graham explained that the nation "is in a huge mess" and needs prayer and spiritual healing.
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 >>