Tony Evans is a well-respected pastor, author and the first African-American to earn a doctorate in Theology from the Dallas Theological Seminary. Yet his seemingly unfettered accomplishments came with significant opposition.
Amid racial tension across the nation, the "I Am Second," movement that helps people discover their purpose in life by putting Christ first, is sharing a video interview with Evans from 2009 who addressed how he learned to overcome the limits that others placed on him because of his race.
Growing up in urban Baltimore, Maryland, during segregation and racial unrest, Evans said he frequently faced inequality. "I was reminded in many ways that I was a second-class citizen," he said. more >>
Christian actress and "The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure, who gained prominence as a teen star for her role as D.J. Tanner in the show "Full House" in the 1990s, says she never wanted to be viewed as a "teen heartthrob," but rather as "everyone's big sister."
Bure, an outspoken conservative Christian who lives her life by Christian values, took home the Teen Choice Award for favorite actress in a comedy television series on Sunday night for her role in the new Netflix reboot series "Fuller House."
In "Fuller House," Bure takes on the role of a grown and mature D.J. Tanner-Fuller, whose husband died in a firefighting accident and is now caught in a love triangle between her former high school sweetheart and her colleague. more >>
A Catholic man who worked at the department store chain Macy's for over 26 years is now taking legal action against his former employer, claiming that he was fired for privately believing that the company's transgender bathroom policy violates the teachings of the Bible.
Javier Chavez, who was employed as a senior detective at the Macy's store in Queens, New York, was fired following an incident back in May when he responded to a complaint from a female customer who reported that a man was in the women's bathroom. The woman said she and her daughter were uncomfortable entering the bathroom with the man being present.
According to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Chavez instructed a security employee under his command to tell the transgender individual to leave the bathroom. The customer argued that he identifies as a female and later complained to store management. more >>
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently labeled Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton "the devil" over her treatment of former primary challenger Senator Bernie Sanders.
During the Democratic National Convention last month, it was noted that while Sanders called for unity within the party, many of his supporters openly expressed opposition to Clinton being made the nominee.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, Trump argued that Sanders should have refused to work with Clinton and Democratic Party leadership. more >>
An Illinois judge will allow for a lawsuit to proceed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago over their decision to fire a choir director who's in a gay marriage.
The archdiocese recently filed a motion to dismiss a suit by Colin Collette, a former music director at Holy Family Catholic Community who was fired because he married a man, which is a violation of the Church's employment policy and Church doctrine.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Kocoras, however, rejected the archdiocese's motion to dismiss and will allow the suit to go forward, according to the Chicago Tribune. more >>
A Tennessee newspaper that banned an ad from a Christian bookstore because it included the controversial word "Christian," has reversed its decision.
Curtis McGinnis of Cedar Springs Christian Stores told The Christian Post on Monday that "When my wife, Lois, called to find out why our ad did not run, she was told that the ad did not go through because it had an offensive word in it."
"She asked what was the offensive word and the lady told her 'Christian,' and the word was on the offensive word list," McGinnis added. more >>