Pastor Davey Blackburn whose wife, Amanda, was murdered in November, returned for a Christmas service at Resonate Church in Indianapolis, telling congregants that his wife "loved Jesus" above everyone else.
Blackburn told 200 congregants that his wife, who was pregnant when she was killed, "loved Jesus more than she loved anybody else, but because she loved Jesus, she loved everybody."
He reflected that the real enemy is Satan himself, and not the people who killed his wife. more >>
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Christian theologian and Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor John Piper believes that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. was wrong to encourage students to acquire guns.
In an op-ed on DesiringGod.org, Piper criticized Falwell's remarks at a recent convocation where he encouraged Liberty students to acquire conceal-carry permits and guns so that they can defend against a potential terrorist attack and also explained that the the school will soon allow guns in on-campus housing.
Piper wrote that Falwell's comments could forge the disposition in Christian students to use lethal force to defend against harmful adversaries. more >>
Over 100 pastors have signed a petition calling on Americans to unite against gun violence this upcoming year, suggesting that following "the way of the cross" means giving up firearms as a means of self-defense.
The "Advent Declaration on Gun Violence" was created after pastors from across the country convened on Dec. 10 to discuss the future of gun safety in the U.S.
According to the petition, this meeting brought pastors together in agreement that gun violence is "a particular cultural issue woven into our American society that is contrary to the Gospel." more >>
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in Michigan ruled Friday that there is not enough evidence to charge a Detroit pastor who shot dead semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, inside his church in October over allegations that he was sleeping with the footballer's wife.
On Sunday, Oct. ,18, Smith was fatally shot multiple times inside the City of God Church in Detroit, Michigan, by his former pastor, Keon Allison, 36, who he openly accused on social media of having an extramarital relationship with his wife, Tykia.
Since the shooting, very little details have been provided about what exactly happened inside the church. On Friday, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office detailed the trajectory of the killing in a release to The Christian Post, which concluded that Pastor Allison acted in self-defense. more >>
A grand jury in Bibb County Georgia indicted a Houston county pastor on Tuesday for the June murder of his fiancée Kendra Jackson, 46, which was initially ruled a suicide by investigators.
Pastor William C. Pounds III, 47, a bi-vocational minister, who leads Perry's Kings Chapel Memorial CME Church along with being a senior master sergeant assigned to the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, was charged with malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault in Jackson's June death at his townhouse, according to The Telegraph.
Pounds was first arrested on Aug. 21 after authorities concluded that his fiancée's death was suspicious, but he was released on Oct. 22 on $500,000 bond. more >>