Gary Smalley, a world renowned Christian marriage counselor who championed marriage by comfortably highlighting his own struggles as a husband and father, died Sunday night leaving a legacy of thankful families behind. He was 75.
"It is with heavy hearts that we announce Dr. Gary Smalley, at age 75, graduated to heaven last night. The family gathered and surrounded him, his loving wife Norma kissed his forehead gently and sang to him," began an announcement on Smalley's Facebook page Monday. "This beautiful transition came to an end as these words were spoke[n] over him 'The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;' Numbers 6:24-25."
While promoting their upcoming film "Miracles From Heaven," Bishop T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin, who serve as producers for the film slated for March 16, spoke about navigating through some of the crises seen in the movie.
Many people leave church because they get hurt. In "Miracles from Heaven," actress Jennifer Garner, who plays Christy Beam, has a season where she leaves her place of worship because of criticisms she encounter after her daughter becomes ill.
"I think people have to realize that they don't go to church for other people. Until they realize that, they will always get disappointed and leave because other people are just as flawed as you are," Bishop Jakes told The Christian Post when asked how he, as a man of the cloth, would handle that situation. more >>
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran who was fired from his job last year after the city took offense to a book he wrote on his Christian faith promoting biblical marriage is set to fight for justice in a trial that could start this summer.
An official in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia told The Christian Post Tuesday that Cochran's case against the city is in the discovery phase which should be complete by May 31.
The Christian owners of a Texas bakery who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding earlier this year claim that an LGBT activist who was upset with their decision threatened to burn down their house and "violate" their son with a broken beer bottle.
Edie and David Delorme, the owners of Kern's Bake Shop in Longview, Texas, stood by their Christian convictions on Feb. 17 when they turned-down a wedding cake order for Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo.
Although Edie was upfront with the couple when they came into the bakery and inquired about their cakes and even provided them with a list of bakers who would make their desired wedding cake, Valencia contacted the Longview News-Journal to tell the media outlet that the Delmores rejection made him and Marmolejo feel "dehumanized." more >>
Brelyn Bowman says she wasn't surprised that people in the secular world disapproved of her posting a gynecologist's purity certificate on social media after her wedding day last year. But she was shocked by the backlash that came from Christians.
The 23-year-old wife of gospel singer Tim Bowman Jr. says she made the decision to honor God by abstaining from sex until her wedding day. Soon after she proudly announced to the world on Instagram that she had remained a virgin until her wedding day by showing the certificate she presented to her father, a number of Christians responded in anger.
Bowman told The Christian Post that she was mostly surprised that many of those who left negative comments about her decision to show her father the results of her gynocological exam that revealed she was still a virgin before her wedding day identified as Christians. more >>
Queen Elizabeth II opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in England because of her deeply held Christian values, a close friend has reportedly told a London-based newspaper.
The UK Daily Mail published a story Sunday which claimed that the queen, who is also head of the Church of England, secretly opposed gay marriage but was in favor of civil partnerships. The unnamed "friend" said the monarch was frustrated by the fact that she could only "advise and warn" on the issue.