A recently closed Halloween-themed attraction that was opposed by Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, and others for stigmatizing people who live with mental illness is garnering new support in the form of an online petition calling for its reopening.
Earlier this week, it was announced that FearVR was going to be closed by the Buena Park, California-based Knott's Berry Farm in response to outcry over its portrayal of a character suffering from mental illness.
An advocate for those with mental illness, Kay Warren was part of the successful effort to close down the Knotts Berry Farm attraction known as FearVR. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said he is ready to see the United Nations abolished, following demands by a U.N. panel that Americans pay reparations for the history of slavery and oppression.
"I would like some reparations from the British people for what King George did to my forefathers. Let's just go ahead and start paying out to everybody," Jeffress responded to the news in an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business.
The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the U.N.'s working group of experts on people of African descent presented findings to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday, asking for the U.S. government to start repaying for the injustices that black Americans suffered through. more >>
The annual Harvest 2016 outreach, which was held for the first time in Georgia, ended Sunday night with at least 24,000 people being exposed to the Gospel through evangelist Greg Laurie's messages and more than 1,000 accepting Christ.
The three-day Harvest Georgia at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth included nightly messages of hope from Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California, and music from top Christian artists including Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, THIRD DAY and Phil Wickham, as well as a local 500-voice choir comprising singers from 15 area churches.
Laurie's messages dealt with the big questions in life: Why am I here? What is the meaning of my life? What happens when I die? more >>
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey stated that he cannot understand how so many evangelical Christians can support Republican nominee Donald Trump.
In an interview with the Europe-based publication Evangelical Focus published last Friday, Yancey said he was "staggered" by the support evangelical voters are giving Trump.
"I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs … That they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind," explained Yancey. more >>
John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, said in a Facebook post on Monday that there are certain religious people who are quick to condemn others and declare them unfit before God, but argued that it is only the Holy Spirit that can convict.
"What is condemnation? Condemnation is when someone says disapproving things about you, describing your inability to be a certain way or to accomplish certain things," Hagee wrote.
"There are 'religious' people who go around condemning other people, declaring how unfit they are to be used by God or the Church. They do so to hide their own inferiorities and weaknesses," he added. more >>
President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Colin Powell sent greetings to Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas megachurch The Potter's House, just as pastors Joel Osteen and Brian Houston also did, as the preacher celebrated the completion of 40 years in Christian ministry Sunday.
"With compassion and grace, you've inspired and touched the hearts of people across America and around the world through the power of faith," Obama said in a statement, about Jakes, who has earlier been named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine.
"As you reflect on the difference you've made, know that I deeply appreciate your friendship, your commitment to expanding possibility, and your prayers for me, my family and this country we love," Obama added, according to Dallas News. more >>