Pastor Perry Noble's NewSpring Church in South Carolina has put out a call to their multi-campus faith community to #FloodSCWithLove, after days of torrential rain has flooded entire towns and claimed many lives in their state.
"Our state has been hit with one of the worst natural disasters in its history. Flood waters are causing severe damage, and it's our desire to help with relief efforts. Please join our effort to make a difference in the lives of those affected and lets #FloodSCWithLove," reads the description on the new action-oriented campaign page launched by Noble's NewSpring Church, which has 19 campus locations throughout South Carolina.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — A broken male culture has led to a host of societal ills, such as fatherlessness, domestic violence and prostitution, Pastor Kenny Luck says, and a "renegade revival" of men is needed to solve these problems.
At a time when many in the U.S. are pointing to the government as either the problem or the solution to societal ills, or both, the Christian church must be accountable for the state of current affairs, Luck explained.
Every Man Ministries founder Kenny Luck used the example of Abram and his army of 318 "trained servants" used to rescue Lot to illustrate the importance of men in the church taking action against evil verses inaction, during a men's Bible study at Crossline Community Church in Laguna Hills last Thursday. Luck, who is also a teaching pastor at Crossline, speaks frequently to other men's ministry leaders and men in church across the country on developing discipleship programs, helping to counter what he describes as a "broken male culture." more >>
I spent many years as a very negative person. I have teasingly said that if I thought two positive thoughts in a row my brain got into a cramp!
During those years in my life I was lonely and had very few friends. I had no idea why people didn't like me, but I now know that my sour attitude was one of the reasons.
Did you know your thoughts and attitudes have a tremendous impact on those around you and even affect your friendships? A positive attitude attracts friends whereas someone who is negative may find themselves isolated and alone. Like the old saying goes, "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar." more >>
What if one simple act, one singular dedicated effort or sacrifice could better your life, your soul forever? What if that sacrifice took just an hour or two or even an entire day? Would you do it? Consider it worth it? What if that very sacrifice could sharpen your focus, open your heart and move the hand of God in others and your own life?
If what I ask has peaked your interest, know that I inquire because I have the answers to these questions based on personal experience. What I have to share has the ability to better your life forever once you make the choice to take the adventure.
Twelve years ago, my friend Wendy and I felt prompted to journey down the road of fasting and prayer together. Now, why, would two average women who love to talk and do typical "girl" stuff and who also really love food want to give it up for any period of time? more >>
Believers in Hollywood are still some what of a rarity despite a growing consumer appetite for faith-based entertainment, but many continue to find mainstream success. An upcoming TV special, "Believers in Hollywood," shines a spotlight on Christians in showbiz and their values-based contributions to the industry.
Best-selling author and inspirational speaker, Sheri Dew, interviewed three prominent Hollywood figures who shared how they proclaim their faith in an industry that some critics say is at times hostile toward Christians.
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Randall Wallace ("Braveheart" and "Pearl Harbor"), along with producer Micheael Flaherty ("The Chronicles of Narnia"), and Broadway star Laura Osnes are all featured on the BYUtv special "Sheri Dew Presents: Believers in Hollywood" on Saturday. more >>
"Like a bird that wanders from the nest, so is a man who wanders from his from his place" (Proverbs 27:8).
It's no secret that our generation has wandered severely off course: schools resemble battle-grounds, the family is in chaos, sexual perversion is an epidemic, and truth is mocked. We should be mourning for our nation and the future of our children. Are we too numb or indifferent to comprehend?
"Wander" means to depart, stray, or retreat from what we know to be right. Proverbs 13:15 reminds us that "the way of the transgressor" is hard. For many, this is an understatement if we are fighting against God ... fighting against what we know to be right. more >>