Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of prominent evangelical preacher Billy Graham, who resigned as lead pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida Sunday after confessing to an "inappropriate" relationship, continued to vent online Wednesday with at tweet declaring "I'm so, so, sorry."
"I'm so so sorry. I love you all ... fade to black," Tchividjian noted in a Tweet Wednesday.
Tchividjian's former church announced this week that in light of the scandal, the annual LIBERATE conference which he normally led would be canceled and those who had signed up for it already would be refunded registration fees. The LIBERATE website is also closed temporarily. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" returns to A&E on Thursday and reveals how the Robertson family is preparing for the wedding of John Luke and his fiancée, Mary Kate McEacharn, this Saturday, June 27.
The new season of the popular reality series kicked off with an engagement party for John Luke and Mary Kate, who got engaged on John Luke's 19th birthday last October and are now just days away from their wedding. In the new episode titled "Grooming the Groom," the Robertson family hosts Mary Kate's family for the engagement party, which included games, a prayer before dinner and opening gifts.
"It's a celebration for the whole family," said John Luke's mother, Korie Robertson. more >>
A coalition of African-American pastors vowed this week that there will be massive civil disobedience if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in a ruling on the matter expected this month.
At a press conference in Memphis, Tennessee, members of the Coalition of African-American Pastors joined Christian ministers at the Church of God in Christ's historic Mason Temple to warn the Obama administration to prepare for massive civil disobedience among pastors and clergy if state bans on gay marriage are deemed unconstitutional.
"If they rule for same-sex marriage, then we're going to do the same thing we did for the civil rights movement," said Rev. Bill Owens, president and founder of CAAP. "We will not obey an unjust law." more >>
I had some remarkable interaction on Twitter this past Tuesday night. Not only was it eye-opening, it also provided a window into the mass confusion that is affecting our society.
Things began with a tweet I posted Sunday night (Father's Day) saying, "If Bruce Jenner is really a woman, how come his family celebrated Father's Day with 'her'? How can you be a female father?"
In response, a young lady name Andi wrote, "ur stupid as heck!" more >>
Cheryl grew up around a household of alcoholics. This led to a life surrounded by alcoholism, loneliness, abuse, addiction and adultery. In her first marriage the abuse was so bad she had to leave. After finding the man she truly loved and going through many struggles, God had spoke to Cheryl and turned her world around. Through all the dark times, Cheryl was guided by the light.
When you come from a household that had such a negative impact on your life, you can end up repeating some of these acts. It hurts to be involved, but a lot of the times, it may not fully be that person's fault. We all make mistakes and we must learn to forgive ourselves. In this case, Cheryl had been through a failed marriage, and was on the verge of another one.
Finally she cried out to God. more >>
The Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia, has issued letters to businesses that publicly support gay marriage, expressing "grave concern" over their stance and accusing them of "overstepping their purpose."
These businesses recently participated in an open letter posted on the website of the advocacy group Australian Marriage Equality that supports the legalization of gay marriage in the country.
The Catholic Church stated its concern in a letter to Steve Walsh, chairman of the law firm Maurice Blackburn, who signed the open letter to support gay marriage on behalf of his company. more >>