The greatest outrage in life is choosing money, sex, power or anything else over God, says John Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Piper, who's also the founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org, explains in a sermon titled "The Outrage of History" that the entire universe is about God, not man, and therefore when people choose something instead of God, they are committing "the tragedy and the outrage of history."
"We have known it in some deep sense and we have suppressed it and we have preferred other things to God. And that is the arch heresy and the greatest outrage of the universe that people prefer other things to God. They exchange. They see God. They trade God. They embrace their death and call it their glory," Piper writes. more >>
The American Family Association, the conservative group behind the 1.3 million-strong petition against Target's transgender bathroom policies, has said it will attend the chain store giant's annual shareholder meeting to share its concerns.
AFA President Tim Wildmon revealed on Wednesday that a representative of the organization will attend the scheduled meeting in Costa Mesa, California, and will seek to explain the dangers in allowing employees and customers to use the bathroom of their choosing, rather than the one of their birth gender.
Christians should look to God instead of horoscopes for guidance, the Rev. Billy Graham advises for those who are lured by things that claim to predict the future.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in a column for the Kansas City Star on Wednesday that although God created the stars and the universe, believers in Christ should not use these cosmic entities for guidance.
This includes referencing horoscopes and other methods, such as sorcery, omens or magic, as a source of guidance other than God, Graham continues. more >>
LifeWay Christian Resources announced Wednesday that the removal of a large bronze statue of the Rev. Billy Graham from its Tennessee headquarters to its new home at Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in North Carolina has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.
In an "editor's note" on LifeWay's newsroom page, the organization explained: "LifeWay has delayed the removal of the Billy Graham statue because it was attached to the ground differently than expected. A new date has not yet been set," read the note.
In April 2006, the Graham statue was unveiled at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. more >>
A lawsuit which claims that physically challenged children were discriminated against by a North Carolina-based megachurch has increased by one more family.
Filed in January of this year, the suit pending against Calvary Church now represents five families whose children once attended the megachurch's daycare and claim the children were unfairly removed or denied admittance because of their medical conditions, according to a report from WSOC-TV.
One woman said in the suit that her 5-year-old son was removed from the school because of his developmental delays, while another mother claimed that her 4-year-old toddler was forced out because of his perceived attention deficit hyperactive disorder. One couple said their daughter was denied admittance because she was blind, while another parent claimed her son was rejected because of challenges he faced as an amputee. more >>
Paramount Pictures and MGM are gearing up to release the reboot of "Ben-Hur" in August, and in a new faith trailer, viewers are given a glimpse into the impact Jesus Christ made on the fictional character Ben-Hur while an exclusive song by for King & Country plays in the background.
"Ben-Hur" is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his own adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebell), who is a Roman army officer. He was removed from his position and was separated from his family and Esther (Nazanin Boniadi), the woman he loves, as he was exiled to become a slave.
But after years of traveling on sea and a sudden shipwreck, Ben Hur encountered Ilderim (Morgan Freeman), who later on becomes his mentor. He tells Ben Hur to take revenge against his brother through a chariot race instead of killing him directly. He then prepares him for the monumental race, seen on the trailer, which is going to be a deadly one. more >>