A number of celebrities take time out of their day to share a Bible verse with fans on social media, singer Jordin Sparks chose to share nine.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter shared nine verses from Proverbs 27 on Twitter with more than 4 million fans on Saturday. Sparks began with separating Proverbs 27:1–6 into six consecutive tweets, before moving on to Proverbs 27:17, "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."
She added her own message to the tweet, "shout out to my sharpeners! You know who you are! I love you," before tweeting verses 19 and 21. 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 >>
Several influential evangelicals have formed a new group to distinguish themselves and their approach to politics from Christian leaders who are actively supporting Donald Trump for president.
In a bewildering election process where many Christians are expressing distaste for both major candidates and amid much conversation about the declining role of Christians in shaping politics, Public Faith, whose byline is "A Christian Voice for the Common Good" aims to strike a more even-handed tone with the release of its website Monday.
Although decidedly conservative on social issues, the group tilts left on climate change, and acknowledges the presence of racial injustices in American society and the systemic problems that further them. more >>
Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson was sidelined for the 2016 season with a torn right Achilles tendon. The NFL star, however, turned the injury into an opportunity to give glory to God.
Watson, despite the painful news, remained optimistic about his condition, taking to Twitter on Saturday to express his thanks for the encouragement of friends, followers and well-wishers, writing: "Thank you all for the outpouring of love encouragement and prayer tonight. In a sad heartbreaking time it has truly lifted my spirits. Rom 8:28." He later added, "When we don't understand His plan, we must trust His heart.
Romans 8:28 reads: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association publication Decision magazine will release a special election 2016 edition for September contrasting the two presidential platforms for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
In a Facebook message posted Friday to his official page, the Reverend Franklin Graham described the special edition as something "that can help as you pray about how to vote."
God made every human being to please Him and to not be defined by others, says Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
"Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts," reads 1st Thessalonians 2:4b., Warren shared in a devotional on Monday.
Warren said the scripture shows "success in life is being exactly who you were created to be and nothing more." more >>