A Texas megachurch pastor, whose 'Aviation Department' advised him that upgrading the blades on his helicopter would save his church $50,000, recently caused an uproar for asking his congregation to help finance the upgrade with $52 'favor seeds.'
Bishop, I.V. Hilliard, of the New Light Christian Center in Houston Texas, reportedly sent out a controversial newsletter to his "Friends in Jesus" list, telling them that if they sow a $52 transportation seed toward the upgrade they would receive "breakthrough favor" within 52 days or 52 weeks.
"Does your car need repair or total replacement? Do you have a dream vehicle or luxury automobile you long to purchase?" noted Hilliard in the opening paragraph of the letter. more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently launched "Lose to Gain," its second half-hour video program installment of the My Hope America with Billy Graham campaign series. With less than five months remaining in the campaign, nearly 14,000 churches have registered in the project that culminates in an evangelistic video featuring portions of Billy Graham's preaching, intertwined with true stories of people who decided to follow Christ.
The latest installment available for online viewing at billygraham.tv features pro-skateboarder Brian Sumner, comedian Michael Jr., and young professional Shannon Culpepper telling their story.
"Each wanted something different – success; laughs; love. Each was living a life that met their dreams, but then it all fell apart," stated BGEA . more >>
Living for a short while in his new home in Tennessee, Desiring God founder and theologian John Piper observes that there is a still quietness in his new locale, so much so that at times he can hear his wife breath. And he's not sure he can get used to it.
After stepping down as the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., earlier this year, Piper announced that he would be moving his family to Tennessee for a year beginning in May to allow the church's new pastor, Jason Meyer, develop a strategic vision without distractions.
Now, after a few weeks into his one year sojourn in the country, Piper revealed that his relationship with the silence of his new neighborhood is a tad testy. more >>
Richmond Outreach Center founding pastor Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar, who resigned with three other pastors from the church amid an explosive sex scandal on June 5, will continue to receive his $115,930 annual salary and reside in the church's half-million dollar parsonage until December.
The severance deal was arrived by the ROC board of directors "after much discussion and taking his family into consideration," according to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The ROC church announced the resignation of their founding pastor, Pastor Jason Helmlinger, Pastor Andrew Delgado and Pastor G's brother, Pastor Matthew Aguilar, in a brief statement on June 5. more >>
We should take notice when self-professed atheist billionaire and globalist profiteer, George Soros, is the quiet funder of a curious "Evangelical Immigration Table" campaign to promote yet another massive and mysterious piece of legislation in Congress. This time it is the "Gang of 8" Schumer-Rubio immigration bill (S. 744).
Through the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a project of the Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF), progressive activists such as Sojourners founder, Jim Wallis, are well-funded to lobby for the Gang of 8 legislation that would almost immediately legalize about 11 million immigrants first, with promises of better law enforcement later.
Another 20 million immigrants, mostly family members, are likely to follow within ten years. A $250,000 national radio campaign by the Table features several evangelical leaders reading from Matthew 25, "I was a stranger, and you welcomed me ..." more >>
Soros Supports Christie, A Revelation? George Soros is apparently now supporting the re-election campaign of Governor Chris Christie. When George Soros decides to invest, it means the object is profoundly liberal and holds great promise for the cause. That would be now Chris Christie.
Apparently, all Christie's former jibes at Obama were an act just to get the president's attention. Why, they were best buds all along. Christie even fooled Ann Coulter.
Included with the Soros trend of Christie support are University of California-Berkeley's Ken Rosen, Californian Democrat fund raiser John Doerr, Chicago's Tim and Alice Mullen (who also supported Rahm Emanuel's mayorial bid), FaceBook's Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Granoff, and Ken and Shoshana Dichter. more >>