A Tennessee church's banners highlighting a sermon series titled "Naked Jesus" was vandalized by a man who tore it down in front of the lead pastor.
Heartsong Church, a congregation based in Cordova with an average weekly attendance of approximately 350, is currently having a sermon series called "Naked Jesus: The Bare Necessities for Life by God."
Heartsong Church Lead Pastor Steve Stone told The Christian Post that the incident took place on Monday after he had lunch with his wife. more >>
Jordan Baird, a 25-year-old youth pastor, pop singer, husband of former Hillsong United singer and songwriter Michelle Fragar, and son of senior pastors David and Jo Ann Baird of The Life Church in Virginia has been arrested and charged with three counts of indecent liberties by a custodian including exposing himself to a teenager inside his father's church.
Jordan was a contestant on CW's "The Next" in the fall of 2012 and placed second in the competition. He was mentored by Joe Jonas during the competition, which led to a relationship with The Jonas Brothers and The Jonas Group according to Breedlove Music. In the summer of 2013, he opened for the Jonas Brothers tour and moved to Los Angeles where he signed with Jonas Group Management in the fall of that year – the same year police say he committed one of his alleged crimes.
Jordan's legal troubles started on July 7, when detectives from the Special Victims Unit of the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia, responded to investigate inappropriate contact which was reported to have occurred at the Life Church located at 11234 Balls Ford Rd in Manassas in 2015. more >>
The Reverend Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was open-minded when they spoke about immigration, but his recent speech was "disheartening."
Trump addressed a crowd in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday, arguing in favor of building a wall and rejecting a path to citizenship for those who entered the United States illegally, labeling it "amnesty."
Expressing disappointment, Rev. Rodriguez said in a statement on Wednesday that he believed Trump did not offer "practical solutions" for how to deal with the nation's approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants. more >>
Unsolicited messages on social media asking for money are suspicious at best, and one Texas woman who was contacted on Facebook by a person claiming to be "Pastor Joel Osteen" learned firsthand that scammers are a dime a dozen.
Paula Dupre said she received a Facebook message Sunday night from a Pastor Joel Osteen who had a few questions for her, local news station ABC13 reports.
The individual on the other end of their dialogue asked if Dupre was a "true Christian," and did she "believe in the Christ Jesus," Dupre said. "I wrote back, 'yes.'" more >>
A father who chose to treat his newborn suffering from malnutrition with prayer instead of medicine because he believes all sickness is of the devil, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her death on Monday.
Herbert George Landell, 27, and the mother of his child Lauren Heather Fristed, 26, of Duluth, Georgia, were arrested last May, about a month after they brought their emaciated 10 weeks old daughter, Nevaeh Marie Landell, to Gwinnett Medical Center on March 25 last year, according to USA Today. Police said in arrest warrants that the infant was dead when she was brought to the medical facility and both parents had refused to get the newborn medical treatment since her birth.
On Monday, as he was convicted and sentenced, Landell maintained that he was waiting for the Lord to heal little Nevaeh because he believed her illness had come from the devil. more >>