Two NBA star brothers are spending their offseason sharing their Christian values with budding athletes at their family's church.
Jrue Holiday, the 26-year-old New Orleans Pelicans point guard, and Justin Holiday, the newly acquired New York Knicks swingman, have teamed up with their hometown Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California, where they're hosting a basketball camp this week for young athletes age 5-16.
The Holiday brothers have been hosting the camp at their home church for six years, which they believe helps them showcase their church values. more >>
A beloved Louisiana priest left his parishioners in shock Wednesday after he was arrested by state police for allegedly possessing more than 500 images of child pornography.
Fr. Felix Broussard, who has been pastor of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge for the last two years, was arrested and booked at the St. Martin Parish jail, according to local news station KLFY. He was later released on $25,000 bond.
A KATC report said earlier this month police received a complaint alleging that a computer Broussard had primary access to contained images indicative of child pornography. During the course of the investigation, more than 500 images of child pornography were identified on the computer. Broussard was then placed under arrest and booked. more >>
South Carolina-based Transformation Church Lead Pastor Derwin Gray took to Twitter Saturday to share and celebrate the news that 20 men were baptized at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.
The former professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers tweeted to his more than 22,000 followers: "We baptized 20 men at @TCTransformers Lee Prison today. It was a beautiful time being with the men."
Pastor Gray, accompanied by his leader of the prison teams, Ken Lake, and nine prison team leaders, visited the men's correctional institution where on Saturday Gray performed all 20 baptisms, Lake told The Christian Post. more >>
I received my first AARP material in the mail six years ago.
I turned 61 years old two days ago. One of my sons says I am fossilized.
I am a senior adult. more >>
A group of about 40 theologically conservative United Methodist Church clergy and theologians have formed an organization known as the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The creation of the WCA was announced late last month and its first gathering is scheduled to be held in Chicago this October.
"In these times of great uncertainty about the future of the United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Covenant Association stands together as an alliance to advance vibrant, scriptural Christianity within Methodism," stated an entry on the WCA's website. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Southern California addressed racism in his sermon in the wake of the deadly ambush of police officers following the shooting deaths of African Americans, describing seven attitudes to racism and identifying the one which Christians should have.
"Our nation is desperate for healing… and the Church cannot be silent," Warren told the congregation in a recent sermon he delivered after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana left three police officers dead. The megachurch pastor quoted Titus 2:11: "God has revealed his grace to save the whole human race."
God has never made a person He doesn't love, Warren stressed. "Race was God's idea," he said. "Racial reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel." more >>