The United Methodist Church is putting a delay on the creation of a commission meant to analyze and possibly suggest changes to the denomination's position on homosexuality.
Earlier this year at their General Conference, UMC delegates approved a resolution that created a commission that would review the Church's positions on homosexuality and gay marriage.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Council of Bishops' Executive Committee noted that an unexpectedly large number of nominees has prompted a delay in the procedure. more >>
Devon Franklin and his wife, Meagan Good, often speak about the importance of living a celibate lifestyle before marriage, but Franklin has admitted that he didn't always practice what he preaches.
Franklin, the minister and Hollywood executive, joined his wife on an episode of "SuperSoul Sunday" where they were interviewed by media magnate Oprah Winfrey. The couple's union came about after each decided to wait until marriage to have sex — a principle outlined in their latest book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.
Before marrying Good, Franklin was celibate for over a decade. Even though he was raised in the church, Franklin said the decision to take a vow of celibacy wasn't an easy one to make. more >>
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin revealed on Monday that she is separating from her disgraced former politician husband Anthony Weiner after he was caught in yet another sexting scandal, prompting Donald Trump to criticize Clinton's "bad judgment" regarding her inner circle.
Huma Abedin, who served as Clinton's deputy chief of staff to the U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, and is now part of the Democratic nominee's presidential campaign, was said to be "furious and sickened" after new sexually suggestive photos appeared online of Weiner.
"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy," Abedin announced in a statement, according to CNN. more >>
Joyce Meyer joined the Love Your Spouse Facebook challenge on Saturday and has committed to set aside some time every day to honor her husband of 49 years, Dave Meyer.
The Love Your Spouse challenge was created for married Facebook users to post one photo with their spouses each day for seven days to keep the celebration of love and traditional marriage alive.
On her first day of the challenge, the televangelist said no one had asked her to join, but in hopes of keeping love and marriage trending she wanted to join in. more >>
Beyonce took over the VMA stage in Madison Square Garden Sunday night with a 15-minute medley of her album, Lemonade. During the performance, the pop superstar took viewers along an artistic display of heartache and betrayal while featuring Christian language and symbolism.
The surprise performance started out with Beyonce surrounded by an illusion of flames and when the visual effects stopped she started her musical journey. The Texas native proceeded by performing "Pray You Catch Me," with a brief dance breakdown into "Hold Up."
Next she sang "Don't Hurt Yourself." In the middle of the song's lyrics, "When you love me, you love yourself. Love God herself," the words "God is God, I am not" flashed across the screen. more >>
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 >>