Funerals are scary occasions for many individuals, including for Francis Chan. Although the evangelical preacher and author is "deeply disturbed" at such memorials, he feels they are as necessary for the living as the dead — but not in the way that one may presume.
In an article posted this month for DesiringGod.org, a website focused on glorifying God, Chan urged Christians to " … keep the brevity of life on the forefront of our minds" in order to live prepared for Judgment Day.
"Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom," Chan wrote, quoting Psalms 90:12. The preacher said that pondering death is for the wise and that only fools ignore its inevitability. more >>
When it comes to swaying New Yorkers to boycott Chick-fil-A restaurants within the city because of the company's Christian-owners' stance on homosexuality and gay marriage, it appears that Mayor Bill de Blasio's goose is cooked.
Despite the mayor urging New Yorkers to avoid Chick-fil-A restaurants in the city last week, the popular fast-food chain's two Manhattan locations are bustling with business and are seeing long lines that snake around the block, reports FoxNews Insider.
The Christian-owned chicken chain has been so successful in the Empire State that it plans to open 12 new locations over the next year. more >>
Film/music producer and best-selling author Bishop T.D. Jakes will host a new syndicated self-titled daily talk show, TEGNA announced. "T.D. JAKES" is set to premiere in more than 50 U.S. markets on Sep. 12.
The one-hour show will feature original social media content and real personal stories with candid conversations. Jakes will be talking to celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with sharing words of wisdom.
"T.D. Jakes" will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles and will air weekdays in the afternoon across the country. The talk show will also employ social media platforms so audience members can engage with the show 24/7 through @tdjakesshow. more >>
While millions throughout the country celebrated their mothers this past Mother's Day with flowers and postcards, evangelist Franklin Graham took to social media to share a valuable lesson that his mother, the late Ruth Graham, taught him when he picked up the habit of smoking.
In a long Facebook post along with photos of Graham and his mother, as well as a picture of the entire Graham family, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shared a dear memory he had of his mother trying to teach him a lesson.
See the post in its entirety below. more >>
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham says Sports Illustrated's plans to feature a nude Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of its magazine is tantamount to moral bankruptcy.
The head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association commented in a post on Facebook Monday that Jenner's photo shoot is what happens when biblical principles are abandoned.
"CBS News just reported that Caitlyn Jenner will pose nude for the cover of Sports Illustrated, draped only in his Olympic gold medal and an American flag. There's a lot wrong with that picture," wrote Graham. more >>
The evangelical Hispanic vote is up for grabs, Samuel Rodriguez says, but Donald Trump would need to "heal the hurt" of his "inflammatory" statements to gain their support.
Trump, presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican party, continues to make waves with social media provocations, one of the latest being a photo of himself about to eat a taco bowl with the following caption: "Happy Cinco de Mayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"
Seen as highly offensive by some and amusing by others, much is now being made of his ability to win over Hispanic votes in the general election. Will he be able to do so in light of not just this recent post but his past inflammatory statements on immigration and border security issues? more >>