WASHINGTON – Christian apologist Josh McDowell gave his testimony of surviving years of sexual abuse as a child, including wanting to die at 11-years-old because of the ordeal, to tens of thousands of millennials at the Together 2016 event on the National Mall on Saturday.
"As I share, you need to realize you meet people every day just like me," McDowell said, noting that he knows based on national statistics that in a crowd this large many must have also experienced sexual abuse.
The 76-year-old evangelist and bestselling author shared in an emotionally-charged testimony that between the ages of 6 and 13, he was raped on a weekly basis by a man his mother had hired as a housekeeper. Every time his mom went out of town for the weekend she would demand that he obey this man and threatened him with harsh punishment if he did not comply. more >>
Outspoken Christian rapper Lecrae is making waves once again by voicing his thoughts on race relations in America. This time the music artist is taking on other Christians who believe he shouldn't use his platform to talk about race, and instead focus solely on spreading the Gospel.
In an Instagram message posted last Thursday, Lecrae included a photo that read: "I Won't Keep Calm I Have a Black Son," and spoke directly to Christians who try to steer clear of addressing the nation's growing racial tensions.
"Christians saying that 'preaching the gospel is all we need' ignore how sin affects infrastructures and societal systems," Lecrae wrote. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has said it was "just a matter of time" after news broke that a man who identifies as a woman was caught videotaping an 18-year-old girl undressing in a Target stall in Idaho.
"I told you so, it was just a matter of time. Target is putting their customers at risk — and their shareholders. I wouldn't be surprised if people started dumping their stock, and they should," Graham said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
He linked to a story reported by East Idaho News in which the transgendered woman, Sean Smith, was charged with with one felony count of video voyeurism. Smith reportedly held an iPhone over the top of the barrier of an adjacent fitting room at a Target stall, while the teenager was trying out a bathing suit. more >>
Simply because an individual is white doesn't mean they don't have compassion or understanding for issues affecting black people, according to "The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure.
That's the message actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure made clear this week on "The View" after panelist Sunny Hostin asserted that because Bure's two sons, Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14, are white, Bure didn't have to worry about their safety when it came to their treatment by police.
The "Fuller House" star stressed that while she hasn't had to talk to her sons about potential dangers should they have an encounter with police, she still cares deeply about possible police brutality against minorities and wants to help bring about a resolution. more >>
Perry Noble has reemerged on social media following his firing as pastor of NewSpring Church due to issues related to alcohol abuse, and revealed that he is checking into a treatment facility, and will fight for his family.
Noble said in a Facebook video on Wednesday that he is grateful for the "unbelievable support" that he has received this week as news of his firing spread through the South Carolina megachurch congregation, noting that he "felt those prayers."
"I want to say to everyone at NewSpring Church that I am sorry that I allowed a dependency on alcohol — I ran to it rather than to Jesus for my comfort, and that was wrong and I am sorry. I am going to do whatever it takes to make it right," Noble said. more >>
Life.Church founder and pastor Craig Groeschel sees the hit 2015 movie "Creed" as showcasing the importance of family and the Ecclesiastes verse on two being better than one.
In the first entry in his summer series "At the Movies," Groeschel focused his analysis of the Rocky sequel on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."