Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress argued Thursday that conservatives who criticize Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for saying that women should be punished for aborting their children are being "hypocritical."
After Trump suggested during the MSNBC town hall earlier this that women should receive some form of punishment for getting an abortion if it becomes illegal, he immediately received stark criticism from many conservative and pro life leaders, who denounced the thought that women should be punished for getting abortions.
Jeffress, the senior pastor at the 12,000-member First Baptist Dallas, defended Trump in a tweet saying conservatives who are critical of Trump's comments must not "believe abortion is murder." more >>
Popular '90s actress Melissa Joan Hart says she faced intense pressure from those closest to her for answering the call to take the lead role in the film "God's Not Dead 2."
"I had a hard time in my personal life being able to make room for this movie. I felt very persecuted within my own inner circle...I felt very called to do this movie," Hart shared.
The actress admitted that she avoided watching the original "God's Not Dead," until she read the script for the sequel, and after reading the script and seeing the original film, she felt certain she was called to the role. more >>
A slight majority of evangelicals are "mostly sure" that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is not the Antichrist, according to a poll released April 1.
In a survey conducted by the evangelical research organization The Barnum/Bailey Group, 53 percent of evangelicals are "mostly sure" that Trump is not the Antichrist.
From there, 23 percent of evangelicals surveyed were "somewhat sure," 16 percent were "not really sure," and the remainder were either "totally unsure," "totally sure" or told the pollster to get off their lawn. more >>
Ex-Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll's attempt at a new beginning was somewhat overshadowed Easter Sunday as protesters gathered outside Driscoll's new Arizona-based Trinity Church to warn congregants of the pastor's alleged misdeeds.
Although few in number, protesters held signs that read: "Trinity = Mars Hill" and "Where'd all the Money Go, Mark???" alluding to the allegations surrounding the embattled pastor's tenure at the now defunct Mars Hill Church.
Protester Bob Sluys, a former member of Mars Hill, according to a report from KCTV5 News, yelled to parishioners as they entered the building, "Ask Mark, but he won't answer! His [Driscoll's] empire was built on the back of unpaid labor, volunteers, abusive culture, and all for Jesus' fame." more >>
Evangelicals are the least engaged with the presidential election compared to other major faith groups, even though they acknowledge the importance of the race, according to a new survey.
A national survey by Barna Group says that while less than one-third of registered voters are following the news about the election "very closely," only one out of five, or 20 percent, of evangelicals are doing so.
On the contrary, voters who associate with non-Christian faiths, including Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, reported the highest level of engagement, as 41 percent of them said they were following campaign news very closely, which is twice the proportion among evangelical Christians, notes the survey, in which 869 registered voters participated between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. more >>
Selena Gomez surprised fans at Hillsong Church's Young & Free Revival Concert in Los Angeles last month and is now opening up about her first experience leading worship.
In an Instagram post the 23-year-old star shared a picture of herself in the posture of worship. "First time I ever lead worship," she wrote last week. "I got to perform my first worship song I ever wrote. So grateful for His grace and understanding."
Gomez sang her song, "Nobody" during the concert and told those worshiping along with her that "Tonight is more than a concert, it's more than Hillsong, it's more than me coming on stage and singing a song for you. It's about a relationship that is greater than anything, guaranteed," The Christian Post reported earlier this month. more >>