Joshua Harris, the former lead pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is now apologizing to Christians he hurt when he advised against dating in his best-selling 1997 book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calling it a "huge mistake."
"Part of the reason this has been so hard for me is that I have so much of my identity tied up in these books. It's what I'm known for," Harris told writer Ruth Graham earlier this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a report for Slate.
"It's like, well, crap, is the biggest thing I've done in my life this really huge mistake?" asked Harris, who stepped down as lead pastor at Covenant Life last year to pursue graduate studies at the evangelical Regent College in British Columbia. more >>
Country icon Dolly Parton has never been one to mince words and during a recent promotional interview for her upcoming tour, the living legend explained that directly after she prays she takes care of nature's business before hitting the stage.
The 70-year-old performer opened up about many details in her life during her interview with TODAY on Wednesday. She talked about her cosmetic surgeries and how she was "caught" by paparazzi after her first procedure, as well as her new tour "Pure & Simple."
When asked what her pre-show ritual is, Parton unashamedly responded, "Well I pray and pee in that order." more >>
When addressing reports that he and singer wife Ciara decided to forego a North Carolina wedding due to a transgender bathroom law, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson kept his focus on Jesus.
"I'm just going to simply talk about, I just believe Jesus loves all people," Wilson said, according to ESPN. "That's honestly what I believe, and I just always constantly pray for world peace. I pray for peace in the world. I pray for joy."
Earlier this year North Carolina passed House Bill 2 that says people must use the bathroom of their biological sex and not their gender identity. more >>
In her new book, Christians Under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Kelsy Burke offers a small peek under the covers of the sex lives of evangelical Christians and her findings reveal a lot of kinky behavior, including "anal play."
The book, which reflects Burke's findings from a nearly two-year ethnographic study of 36 websites where tens of thousands of Christians have sought sexual guidance during the past decade, focused on couples who were heterosexual, married, monogamous and did not look at pornography. Website users concluded that an array of sexual activities qualified as "godly sex" that strengthens Christian marriage.
"The websites I study draw from popular Christian sex advice books (like those authored by the LaHaye's, Wheat's, Young's, Douglas Rosenau, Shannon Etheridge, Kevin Leman) to set the terms, as website creators and users see them, for 'godly sex,'" said Burke to The Christian Post on Thursday. more >>
She tweets live commentary during her husband Steph Curry's basketball games and shares intimate family photographs, but Ayesha Curry is making it clear that her family is living for God – not social media.
"We're not doing it for the 'gram," she said. "We are living for God, each other, our children, and enjoying life."
The 27-year-old food maven and wife of the Golden State Warriors star point guard is gearing up to release her cookbook The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well. In it, she shares 100 of her favorite recipes that get the whole family involved – including personal stories like how she met her husband. more >>
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is responding to rumors claiming that he believes God uses floods and other natural disasters to punish gay people, saying that while he doesn't know what is behind calamities, he continues to put his faith in God.
"Deceptive claims are being circulated on the internet that put words in my mouth about God's role in natural disasters and what causes them. Those claims are inaccurate. What I have said, which I repeated yesterday in a sermon at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, is that I don't know what was behind this flood or any other natural disaster," Perkins said in a statement posted on FRC's website on Tuesday.
"However, as a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe the Bible, which makes clear that God is sovereign over the elements of nature and can and does use them for His purposes," he added. more >>