The mayor of Richmond, Virginia may have used his position to hire people from his church, as well as use city resources to build a campus for the church.
Emails involving Mayor Dwight C. Jones appear to point to a connection between the city and the construction of a campus for the church where Jones is senior pastor.
Obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by local media, the emails show that Mayor Jones was included in over 100 messages. more >>
Pastor Gu "Joseph" Yuese of Hangzhou's Chongyi Church, the largest government-sanctioned church in China, has reportedly been sent to jail for protesting forced removal of church crosses.
China Aid reported on Thursday that Gu was taken into custody and placed under "residential surveillance in a designated location," while family members claim that the pastor's wife has also been taken into police custody.
The arrests happened 10 days after authorities in the Zhejiang province forcefully removed the pastor from his position, allegedly for his choice to speak out against the ongoing government crackdown against Christians in the country. more >>
Just days after he admitted to not being a faithful tither, a new Monmouth University Poll showed Wednesday that Republican 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is trailing his rival Donald Trump in Iowa.
Cruz, an avowed Southern Baptist, was forced to respond to his spotty tithing record this week after BuzzFeed reported that the senator "contributed less than 1 percent of his income to charity between 2006 and 2010 — a far cry from the 10 percent most evangelical leaders believe the Bible demands."
The revelation has since elicited criticism from rivals such as former Baptist minister Mike Huckabee who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008. more >>
Former President Bill Clinton spoke recently to Iowa voters, explaining that the best way to understand his wife Hillary Clinton is through her Methodist Christian faith.
Speaking at a campaign stop in Mason City on behalf of the Democratic Party frontrunner, Bill commented about Hillary's beliefs, saying she "lived by that."
"In the Methodist church, the founder John Wesley, said we live under a simple obligation to do all the good we can, in whatever ways we can, to all the people we can, for as long as we can," stated Bill. more >>
City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee has praised the major growth of Christian megachurches in South Korea, noting that the key to such continued success is prayer.
"One of the greatest revivals in the last 100 years was, and still is, in Korea. Just imagine — at one time, six of the 10 largest churches in the world can be found in the city of Seoul. Until today, Yoido Full Gospel Church remains the largest congregation in the world with 830,000 members," Kong said on his Facebook page.
"They have been consistently baptizing 1,000 new converts every month! If you ask any Korean church what is the key to their success, the answer is unanimous — PRAYER!" he added. more >>
Christians should never feel as though they are not "good enough" for God, because God is looking for imperfect people to follow His path, motivational speaker and author Jefferson Bethke says in his latest YouTube video.
Bethke, who is known for publishing inspiring, popular YouTube videos about the Christian faith, discusses the feeling of imperfection and unworthiness in his latest video, Are You Too Messed Up For Jesus? which has received over 16,000 hits since being posted to YouTube on Monday.