When North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, surprisingly announced that their beloved President Jimmy Epting would retire from his position earlier this year, they cited health concerns as the motive behind the decision.
A recently released video showing an apparent affair between Epting and a woman identified as "Kelly," however, suggests his sudden departure from the Christian liberal arts university was influenced by a little more than just his health.
The affair video made public last Thursday and first cited in a report from The Greenville News purportedly shows Epting and a female staff member being confronted by a third person inside a private home. It upended the previous narrative. more >>
An agency within the United Methodist Church says its aiming to help gay youth by seeking to lift the Mainline denomination's ban on funding groups that promote homosexuality.
Timothy L. Bias, general secretary for the United Methodist Discipleship Ministries, told The Christian Post that the reason for crafting legislation to amend the denomination's Book of Discipline is to allow the agency to "provide resources aimed at preventing teen suicide, particularly among youth who feel marginalized by their sexual identity."
"If the legislation is approved, our agency, among others, can then develop resources and programs for the LGBTQ community, preventing despair and hopelessness," said Bias. more >>
R.C. Sproul Jr., son of Robert Charles Sproul, a noted Reformed theologian and founder of the international Christian organization, Ligonier Ministries, revealed Monday that he visited the controversial spouse-cheating Ashley Madison website in a "moment of weakness" last year and has been suspended by the board of Ligonier Ministries for it.
"In August 2014, in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity, I visited Ashley Madison. My goal was not to gather research for critical commentary, but to fan the flames of my imagination," wrote the 50-year-old Sproul, a Calvinist Christian minister, theologian and widower in a post on his website. Sproul, whose wife died in 2011, is a father of eight and grandfather one.
While his activity on the website did not result in any physical relationships, Sproul said he "felt the grace of fear" and "the grace of shame." more >>
A week of celebration turned to shock and despair for a North Carolina church Saturday when their beloved pastor, who they had toasted earlier in the week and was getting ready to celebrate his birthday, wedding anniversary and the founding of his church, accidentally shot himself in the chest as he cleaned his gun at home.
Bishop Phillip Davis of Nations Ford Community Church who had preached the Gospel for 40 years before his untimely death, was found shot inside his Union County home by his wife, Cynthia, according to WCNC.
The Union County Sheriff's Office told WSOCTV that Davis' wife called 911 at about 1:10 p.m. and said her husband had shot himself. She found him collapsed at his desk and paramedics later pronounced him dead at the scene. more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham has denounced recent remarks by Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton comparing Republicans to terrorists.
In a Facebook message posted on Saturday, the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association stated that Clinton "crossed the line" with her remarks.
"Hillary Clinton crossed the line this week when she said that GOP candidates were like 'terrorists,' because they were supporting the defunding of Planned Parenthood's abortion clinics across the country," wrote Rev. Graham. more >>
There will be no treaty for the fast food industry, as its two major burger empires will not be making a joint meal in honor of a global observance for world peace.
McDonald's announced that it has declined rival Burger King's offer to make a "McWhopper" in honor of the International Day of Peace.
McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook wrote in a Facebook message posted Wednesday that while a "McWhopper" had a good intention, he felt "our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference." more >>