Tykia Smith, wife of the late semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, allegedly aborted a pregnancy that resulted from an affair with her pastor. According to friends and family members, she then pretended she miscarried before her husband was shot dead by the pastor during a confrontation inside his church on Sunday.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office told The Christian Post Thursday that they are reviewing the case to see what charges, if any, will stem from Smith's death.
Emotions continue to run high among family members and friends of Smith over his death at the hands of his estranged pastor, identified as Keon Allison. more >>
United Methodist Church leadership has recently endorsed a plan to change the name of its central rule book.
Bishops of the divided denomination plan to change the name of the Book of Discipline to Things United Methodists Don't Agree On.
The only public comment that has come from Tykia Smith since her husband, semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, was shot dead on Sunday by his estranged pastor, with whom she was allegedly having an affair, was a single photo posted on Facebook Wednesday.
It was a photo of her and Smith posted on her profile page.
Smith's eyes are closed and his lips are firmly planted against Tykia's cheek as she smiles with half-opened eyes and her arms locked around his neck. more >>
Texas announced it will remove government funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates via the state's Medicaid program.
Governor Greg Abbott's office announced late Monday that Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent a letter to the abortion provider notifying them of the defunding.
In a statement, Gov. Abbott explained that the move to end Planned Parenthood's Medicaid participation came because of the series of undercover videos released by a California-based pro-life group. more >>
Three days before Christmas in 2014, Deante Smith, 25, a player with the semi-pro football team Michigan Lightning, openly praised God in a Facebook video because he felt the "fire" of God's Spirit and called the church a place where men "don't cheat on our women."
"I'm just trying to get higher so I'm steady climbing up on God because the more I get of him the harder it is for you to pull me down. That's the true wisdom behind it," said Smith in the video.
"That's why you got a majority of the people say if you scared, go to church. But no, the truth is if you ain't scared come to the church because that's where the real men at. That's why we don't cheat on our women. That's why we raise our kids. That's why we correct our sons. We ain't teaching them to shoot, gangbang and do stuff that had us crying," he said. more >>
NEW YORK — In Seven Women, author Eric Metaxas offers up little-known details about the inspiring lives of seven women, including Susanna Wesley, mother of vastly influential Christian ministers John and Charles Wesley; Joan of Arc, the teen martyr who changed the course of a war with claims of being guided by "voices;" and Rosa Parks, whose decision to say "no" led to her becoming the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."
Wesley, known as the "Mother of Methodism," was a dedicated homeschooler who created her own textbooks. She "was manifestly methodical in raising her children," Metaxas writes. Wesley's methodical approach to child-rearing included setting strict schedules on everything from eating and dressing to sleeping. She also taught her 10 children (nine others died in infancy) early on to fear God, seek His blessings and to treat others with kindness.
The foundation Wesley laid for her children proved especially pivotal in the lives of her sons, John and Charles, the former of which founded the 80-million-strong Methodist denomination while the latter is credited with writing nearly 9,000 hymns (the Christmas favorite "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is one of them). John and his politically-minded Methodist movement were instrumental in pressuring the British government to abolish slavery and child labor and to enact penal reform. The religious movement also led to the "establishment of countless private societies and organizations dedicated to caring for the poor and suffering." more >>