After enduring a summer in which he filed for divorce from his wife after mutual episodes of adultery, Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham, says he is now getting the help he needs to heal.
Tchividjian, the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida who resigned in May after admitting to an affair, broke a nearly three-month hiatus from social media in late November to tell his followers on Facebook that he is now getting help and healing after his public split from his wife, Kimberly, and being deposed of his clergy credentials by the South Florida Presbytery.
"I know I've been quiet for a few months. I'm getting the help and healing and rest that my heart and body desperately needs. I just wanted you all to know that I'm doing really well, I'm surrounded by great people, I'm in a great church, and I have a great pastor, a great counselor, and great elders," wrote Tchividjian. more >>
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio appeared on NBC News' "Meet the Press" on Sunday and explained why he thinks the June Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide should be dealt with by appointing judges "that will interpret the Constitution as originally constructed," rather than amend the Constitution.
"If you want to change the definition of marriage, then you need to go to state legislatures and get them to change it. Because states have always defined marriage," Rubio told NBC's Chuck Todd, when asked, "Are you going to work to overturn the same-sex marriage?"
Asked again, "Are you going to work to overturn it?" Rubio explained that "that would be conceding that the current Constitution is somehow wrong and needs to be fixed." more >>
Kari Jobe may be excited about bringing her upcoming first child into the world next February, but this holiday season she has been forced to undergo the worst shock of her life.
The singer-songwriter is mourning the loss of her unborn niece at seven months in utero. In a newsletter written to fans, Jobe shared that her sister Kris and family were grieving this holiday season.
"My family already loved this unborn baby as a daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter. Dreams we held for the future disappeared…," Jobe revealed. "Losing my niece was the worst shock of my life. I've been pretty quiet over the past two months because there's not much to say when your heart is out of words. Posting short updates and encouragements on social media doesn't come so easily when your soul is in deep pain." more >>
Update: Dec. 14, 2015, 12:15pm
In a statement to The Christian Post, Students for Life noted they "were challenging all Christian schools to make it a priority to support pregnant and parenting students and not discriminate against them." Plus, "Many schools do already make it a priority to support the pro-life position, such as Oklahoma Wesleyan University ...," and SFL "is proud to work with such honorable schools and hope that other Christian institutions of higher education follow their path."
Pro-life students are urging Christian colleges not to ban or expel students who are pregnant out-of-wedlock or had an abortion after 27 Christian colleges and universities were granted a federal non-discrimination exemption that allows them to ban gays, transgenders, unwed mothers and women who have had abortions. more >>
Sarah Jakes Roberts is gearing up to deliver her first child with her husband, Pastor Touré Roberts, but she is not forgetting about the women who suffer great losses while pregnant.
"The moment a woman learns she's pregnant there are feelings so overwhelming it's difficult to fully put in words. From wondering if she can handle the responsibility to praying her body can withstand the process of development," Jakes Roberts wrote on Instagram. "The statistics of potential loss or miscarriage are never far from your mind. The potential for rare disease or deformities are all realities that one must consider as she awaits for tests and prays to feel her baby kick."
Jakes Roberts, the 27-year-old author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, is in her last trimester of pregnancy. Her husband is the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, California. Although the couple has expressed excitement about their upcoming bundle of joy, Jakes Roberts has also mourned with dozens of women who miscarried or lost their children. more >>
Conservative author and traditional marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity.
Anderson, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, spoke on the topic of civil liberties at a pro-LGBT summit in Washington D.C. Thursday that was organized by The Atlantic.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in June to nationally legalize same-sex marriage, Anderson was interviewed by The Atlantic's Mary Louise Kelly on how America should straddle the fine line between granting the LGBT community its protections under the law while not infringing upon the religious liberties of those who oppose same-sex marriage. more >>