A conservative Lutheran couple living in North Dakota have filed a lawsuit against the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, claiming they were defamed and discriminated against by their congregation over their theologically conservative viewpoints.
Ray and Joan Grabanski of Kindred filed the suit in Cass County District Court earlier this week against the ELCA Eastern North Dakota Synod and Norman Evangelical Lutheran Church.
In their suit the Grabanskis charge that the congregation treated them maliciously after they expressed their opposition to gay marriage. more >>
Prayer, it seems, is no longer a politically acceptable response to tragedy. Instead, we're being told to put our trust in something else.
As I record this on the Friday after the horrific San Bernardino massacre that claimed at least 14 lives, authorities have all but pieced together the motives of the married couple who perpetrated the act of terror.
The latest news--Syed Farook's wife had pledged allegiance to ISIS, and the couple had turned their home and garage into an armory of bomb making material, guns and ammo. more >>
Rev. Gary Hall once called on lawmakers in Washington to stop fearing the gun lobby and fulfill their "moral duty" to restrict guns: "Everyone in this city seems to live in terror of the gun lobby," Hall said. "But I believe that the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby."
Hall's comments are disheartening.
What we're seeing today is not a gun problem; it's a moral problem called sin. We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation. We have lost our moral compass ... we have lost the fear of the Lord. When the fear of the Lord decreases, evil increases. more >>
Donald Trump knows a thing or two about hard work. In fact, it's difficult to imagine anyone having a stronger work ethic. And Trump's run for the White House is giving us an inside look into how much energy he put into building his business empire.
While out on the trail, presidential candidates are sometimes asked about their personal faith and religion. It is always fascinating to see what happens when the topic turns from politics to paradise.
A group of black ministers gathered at Trump Tower Monday to meet with the man who would be president.
The announcement of the meeting stated that the ministers would endorse him. That apparently fell apart, and for very good reason.
"The Donald" is a very accomplished man whose books have become gospel for many business people. He has built a multi-billion dollar company and become an American icon. It must also be acknowledged that in the midst of his celebrity lifestyle and his numerous divorces, he has raised bright, responsible, hardworking children. Given all that surrounds the New York mogul, that is no small fete. more >>
All six City Harvest Church leaders have appealed their guilty verdicts and sentences in the major fraud case concerning $35-million in church donations, while the prosecution has called for harsher punishments.
Asia One reported that Pastor Kong Hee, who had already announced his appeal, appeared at Singapore's State Courts Wednesday afternoon, and was followed by the five other CHC leaders one by one.
The six were found guilty in October of misusing $35-million in church donations, which went to the music career of singer and fellow CHC Pastor Sun Ho, but were given different sentences. more >>