A National Basketball Association star has voiced his support of professional Filipino boxer Many Pacquiao and his openness about his evangelical faith.
Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, whose sudden rise to national attention coined the term "Linsanity," shared his views about Pacquiao with GMA News earlier this week.
"I think for him to talk about what's important to him, I don't think anybody should be able to say what he can or can't say who he is as a person. As long as he's trying to be real, that's fine," said Lin. more >>
The subject of discipleship took center stage on the first day of the Exponential West conference hosted at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., where 2,000 church planting leaders onsite were treated on Tuesday to the first 10 of 27 speakers planned for the 3-day event.
Saddleback's own Pastor Rick Warren led a mid-day session on the topic of making disciples, along with pastors Robert Coleman and Ray Chang. Other speakers on Tuesday included Jim Putman, Derwin Gray, Obed Martinez, Shawn Mitchell, Alan Hirsch, Debra Hirsch, and Larry Osborne.
Warren said that although not always practiced among Christian leaders, being a servant such as the example Jesus Christ set is the key to making good disciples. He pointed out that the term "servant leader" is an unnecessary one. more >>
A major creationist organization has posted billboards in New York City and San Francisco with the purpose of engaging atheists, with more to come this month.
Answers in Genesis announced Monday the posting of three billboards in the San Francisco Bay area and a "digital spectacular" sign at Times Square.
Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that the decision to post the billboards came in response to atheist groups in the past erecting billboards. more >>
A controversial televangelist has recently stated that diets low in carbohydrates are in violation of the principles of God.
Pat Robertson, author and current head of Regent University, said in an episode of "The 700 Club" on Monday that the Atkins diet "violates the principles that God set down."
"When your body burns this stuff with no carbohydrates what happens is you build up the clinkers," said Robertson. more >>
Janice Wendell Bethany "Jan" Crouch, usually referred to as just Jan Crouch, is known for being part-owner of the long-running Christian organization the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) — as well as for having a huge head of pink (some would say "cotton candy") hair.
Crouch's hair is so famous that it has its own Wikipedia entry, sort of. According to the online crowdsourced encyclopedia, "Jan is justly famous for the large wig she is often seen wearing when in public."
Jan Crouch's hair is so famous, that viewers have been puzzled for years about her hairstyle, and have taken to the Web to figure it all out, asking questions like: "Seriously, what is up with Jan Crouch's hair?" — "Is televangelist Jan Crouch's pink hair an abomination unto the Lord?" — "Does televangelist Jan Crouch have any clue how ridiculous her hair looks?" more >>
Preachers of L.A. premieres on Wednesday, Oct 9, on the Oxygen network, but you can watch Episode 1 online in its entirety right now. Meet Pastor Jay Haizlip, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson, Noel Jones, and Bishop Clarence McClendon, six pastors with fascinating backgrounds, strong faiths, "and of course, beautiful women," say the show's promoters.
In Episode 1, "the pastors get down at Deitrick Haddon's gospel show, Deitrick faces his controversial past, Ron Gibson intervenes in a gang fight, and all the pastors hang out in their brand new man cave...and the results are explosive," according to representatives of the show who released the full video.