Many Christians have lost their edge — their radical, burning fire for Christ, says preacher and author Francis Chan, a firm believer that while family is important, the mission of the Kingdom of God should come first.
In a video message recently shared by ChurchLeaders.com, Chan says that after many Christians get married they place Christ's mission on the back burner, spending their days in the bubble of relationships, children and the comfort of security. The preacher challenges married Christians to stoke the flames of their passion for Christ and his work, and to step out of their comfort zones to take more risks to further His Kingdom.
Chan, who's been married to his wife, Lisa, for over 20 years and has seven children, asks, "Could I be an example of someone who's married and has kids and is still thinking 'Kingdom first?'" He adds, "Your mission with the Lord doesn't end when you get married," giving examples of how when people date, or get married, or have children their focus tends to shift from standing on the frontlines for Christ to pouring the majority of their time and energy into nurturing and protecting their relationship, family and security. more >>
Evangelicals love Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump because they are in love with the world and current Church culture is to blame, according to a novel explanation from the Rev. Robert Cunningham.
"It is clear that evangelical support for Donald Trump serves as a humbling rebuke that we cannot ignore, but what is less clear is what needs rebuking. The easy answer is our doctrine and conviction, but the better answer is our loves," began Cunningham, who leads Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, in the conclusion of a blog post on the phenomenon of Trump's political ascension last Thursday.
"Indeed, Donald Trump is a clear indication that the evangelical Church is ignoring the Apostle John's simple command, 'Do not love the world or anything in the world.' Evangelicals in our day are in love with the world and things of this world, and that is why evangelicals in our day are in love with Donald Trump," he ended. more >>
At a campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz in Utah Saturday, popular radio host Glenn Beck accused evangelical Christians who are supporting Republican frontrunner Donald Trump of "not listening to their God."
"Utah has an incredible opportunity. So many Christians have been standing up. But all throughout the South the evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah," Beck said in support of Trump's Republican rival.
Addressing Mormon voters directly, Beck then asked: "Where the hell are the priesthood holders? Where are you? Thank you. It's time to stand up. It's time to stand up. You know what time it is. The priesthood is supposed to rise up and restore the Constitution. Now is that time. Period." more >>
Popular Christian entertainer Carman Licciardello, mononymously known as Carman, recently overcame an intense battle with cancer but his fight is not over yet. The singer is currently in the hospital and is asking fans to pray for him as his body is under attack yet again.
The artist was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a concert because he was suffering from chronic chest pain. It is not the first time he ended up in the hospital because of chest pain, but on Memorial Day of 2015, the New Jersey native spent some time in the hospital after suffering multiple heart attacks. In a detailed Facebook message Carman revealed this time around he landed in the ER because of stress.
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Just months after Israel Houghton publicly announced his divorce after 20 years of marriage, he was forced to publicly confirm his new relationship with mainstream singer and TV host Adrienne Bailon because the two were photographed vacationing together in Tulum, Mexico.
According to TMZ and HipHollywood, the 44-year-old multi-Grammy Award winner was seen in a photo with Bailon flaunting her curvy beach body. See photos HERE. Just hours after the allegations and onslaught of online attacks, Houghton decided to address the rumors.
The Rev. Franklin Graham has responded to the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday by calling for the U.S. to temporary halt immigration to people from Muslim countries, warning that otherwise the terror seen in Europe is coming to America.
"Join me in praying for the victims and families of the Muslim terrorist attack in Belgium today. Islamists have told us we will see more of these attacks and we have to take their threats seriously," Graham wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
"I have long supported a temporary halt to immigration, especially for those coming from Muslim countries, until we have a vetting program that works and we can know who these people are. If we can't get an accurate background check, they don't come in. It's as simple as that," he added. more >>