Longtime televangelist and senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, Paula White offered her followers an Easter Sunday deliverance from a spiritual death sentence for a $1,144 "resurrection seed" she says was set by God.
Preaching the story of Lazarus who Jesus resurrected from the dead in John 11:38-44, White promised believers in a video appeal that if they would sow the seed and have faith, she believed deliverance would come.
"I don't know what is dead. I don't know what the enemy sent a death to. I don't know what decision that caused death to come upon whatever the situation you're facing, but I do know that God has sent me to you to bring resurrection life. To tell you that I believe that as we put our faith together before Easter Sunday on March 27, there's gonna be resurrection life in your life," said White. more >>
A recently published survey confirms what many may have already suspected: the larger a church, the higher the salary of its senior pastor. But does age also play a role in determining a senior pastor's salary?
Among 727 participating large churches — "large" meaning an average of 2,000 in weekly attendance — a Leadership Network survey published last month by researcher Warren Bird found that bigger churches paid their senior pastors higher wages. more >>
Christians should not be shocked when pastors give into the temptation of immorality because sin is just an element of human nature, leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says.
Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, weighed in Friday on the recent news of Pastor Darrin Patrick's dismissal from The Journey megachurch in St. Louis, Missouri, and resignation from the Acts 29 Network because of his participation in inappropriate extramarital meetings, phone calls and conversations with two women.
In a blog post to his website titled "What to do When a Pastor Falls?" Moore explained that it is natural for congregants to feel angry or betrayed when a prominent pastor or pastor they know caves to sin and falls from grace. more >>
A recently released poll found that a majority of Americans believe the federal government's treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor is "unfair."
In a Marist Poll conducted for the Knights of Columbus, 53 percent of adults surveyed said that the birth control mandate accommodation given to the nuns was "unfair," versus 32 percent who found it "fair."
Uniformed police officers say they will be on hand to keep the peace at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday during a parent-led "Jesus Lunch" just in case tensions flare up between critics and supporters of the weekly event.
Every Tuesday during their lunch break hundreds of Middleton High School students attend a parent-led gathering at nearby Fireman's Park that includes Christian worship and discussion.
Chief Charles Foulke of the Middleton Police Department released a statement last Friday explaining that officers were going to be present at this week's luncheon. more >>
For some Christians it's been years since they've cracked open a Bible or carried one to church. While most are familiar with well-known biblical accounts of Moses parting the Red Sea, the extraordinary strength of Samson, or how David conquered Goliath, few build upon these basic Sunday school teachings, resulting in what one apologist calls "biblical illiteracy."
In a portion of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston addresses biblical illiteracy and Christians who know "just enough about the Bible to be dangerous."
"The Bible can be stripped down, vandalized, added to, taken away [from], and 95 percent of people in the Church would not even know you were doing it because they simply do not know the Bible," Johnston told The Christian Post earlier this month. more >>