Lakewood Church's one-day Go Conference for Men was a pit stop where men could refuel, recharge and renew their inspiration in order to get back on track.
In a rare and candid chat hosted by pastor and author Phil Munsey on Friday, Lakewood Church senior pastor Joel Osteen and Life.Church senior pastor Craig Groeschel gave audience members a glimpse into more intimate aspects of their lives, opening up about managing their personal relationships, balancing church and family, and how they got where they are today.
On his relationship with his wife of 29 years, Victoria, Osteen shared that she has helped him become the man he is today, saying, "I wouldn't be who I am were it not for Victoria." He explained that 10 years before the death of his father, the late Rev. John Osteen, Victoria began telling him that he would one day preach. Osteen said that after his father passed, he felt empowered to preach because Victoria had been telling him for so long that he could do it. "We're better together," he told the gathering of men. more >>
The Christian family whose five children were seized by Norwegian child services is denying a recent report that they are going to be reunited with their children.
According to a post on the Facebook page associated with the Bodnariu family, a Romanian media report stated Tuesday that Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were going to be reunited with their children "very soon."
Although the parents have longed to be fully reunited with all of their children since they were removed from the home last November over what appears to be spanking allegations, the family could not confirm that such a claim is true. more >>
The latest episode for ABC's "Real O'Neals," a comedy series centered on a gay teenager raised in a Catholic family, had fewer than half the viewers of the program's pilot episode.
According to data compiled by The Nielsen Company, the "Real O'Neals" episode from Tuesday had approximately 2.9 million viewers and a 0.8 rating, which is well below the approximately 6.3 million viewers and 1.79 rating for the pilot episode in March.
Tuesday's episode also represented a decline from the April 5 episode, which garnered approximately 3.6 million viewers and a 1.04 rating. more >>
After Target announced this week that its stores will allow men to use women's bathrooms and dressing rooms, over 160,000 people have already signed onto a boycott of the popular retailer in just two days.
The American Family Association's boycott was launched Wednesday and as of Friday morning more than 164,000 people have signed on to it.
In a statement posted earlier this week, the AFA argued that Target's new bathroom policy threatens the safety of women and children. more >>
Snoop Dogg's recent Instagram post where he sings along to a popular gospel song probably won't make the cut on singing competition shows like "The Voice" or "Sunday Best," but that didn't stop the rapper from a little lighthearted crooning to a hit gospel tune.
In an Instagram post shared with his nearly 10 million followers on Sunday, the American Music Award-winning rapper sang along to Kirk Franklin's gospel hit "Silver and Gold" while filming what appeared to be his personal collection of silver and gold chains, jeweled Africa-shaped pendants, eyewear collection, and other glittering baubles.
"How you starting your Sunday morning off?" Snoop asks viewers, briefly focusing the camera on him — clad in a head scarf — before continuing to pan the room. more >>
A federal court ruled that a transgender teen's lawsuit against a Virginia school district can move forward, supporting an Obama administration ruling that schools should allow bathroom access based upon gender identity rather than anatomy.
A three judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Gavin Grimm's lawsuit against Gloucester County Schools over not being allowed to use the men's room will be reheard at the lower court level, with instructions to favor the U.S. Justice Department's ruling that not allowing students to choose bathroom or locker room facilities based upon their gender identity is sex discrimination.
In a 2-1 decision, the majority opinion read that regarding the lower court decision they "reverse in part, vacate in part, and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion." more >>