In a candid media interview, Kay Warren, the wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, discusses the legacy she and her husband would like to leave behind and the challenges they have faced after the death of their youngest son, Matthew.
In a series of interviews conducted over the past two years by TheBlaze, Warren, co-founder of the Southern California megachurch, said her and her husband's priority is to "serve God's purposes" in their generation. "The focus of my life will be to testify to His goodness and the gospel of His grace," she said.
"I would like our legacy to be that because of us the faith community, the church of Jesus Christ recognized the worth and the value of people living with mental illness and became willing to incorporate them fully into the body of Christ," she continued. "Not as people in the margins, not people who were projects, [but] recognized the humanity and the beauty of each person's life to extend the radical friendship of God to those living with mental illness." more >>
Ex-Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll appears to be on track for a fresh start with his new Arizona-based Trinity Church. Recent updates on the church's website indicate the congregation is beginning to mesh at its new Scottsdale digs.
The church recently held the equivalent of a field day for the congregation, which included a "huge family-style BBQ," and bounce houses for the children. The church is set for a public launch in early August.
"Our plan is to publicly launch our new church Sunday, August 7 at two services, 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m," read a message on the church's site. Until then, it will meet once a week for Bible study at its home, the Glass and Garden Drive-In Church. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas has called out President Barack Obama for defending Muslims following the Orlando massacre where 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub, and said the rhetoric would be very different if a Christian conservative had carried it out.
"If this had been a conservative Christian who committed this horrific act, this is all Barack Obama would be talking about — how Christians needs to rethink their faith and reform their views. But he is silent about that when it comes to radical Islam," Jeffress alleged on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." on on Wednesday.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group before carrying out the shooting, and according to sources close to the investigation he made social media posts vowing that his actions would serve as revenge for U.S. airstrikes against IS targets. more >>
A newly released music album by City Harvest Church, featuring songs by Pastor Sun Ho, has hit top spot in Singapore's iTunes charts amid the ongoing controversy and court case against her husband, Pastor Kong Hee, for funneling millions of church donations into her career.
Singapore's The Independent reported on Tuesday that CHC's praise and worship album Draw Me went on sale over the weekend, and by Monday had already climbed to the top of the country's iTunes Store, prevailing over international superstars such as Adele, Coldplay, and One Direction.
A lawsuit which claims that physically challenged children were discriminated against by a North Carolina-based megachurch has increased by one more family.
Filed in January of this year, the suit pending against Calvary Church now represents five families whose children once attended the megachurch's daycare and claim the children were unfairly removed or denied admittance because of their medical conditions, according to a report from WSOC-TV.
One woman said in the suit that her 5-year-old son was removed from the school because of his developmental delays, while another mother claimed that her 4-year-old toddler was forced out because of his perceived attention deficit hyperactive disorder. One couple said their daughter was denied admittance because she was blind, while another parent claimed her son was rejected because of challenges he faced as an amputee. more >>
R&B singer Ciara Harris shared an inspirational message from Bishop T.D. Jakes this past week about people close to you discouraging you from reaching your destiny.
Ciara, 30, took to Twitter where she shared a link of Bishop Jakes' sermon that she called "So Good."
In the sermon titled "The Battle Is Not Yours," the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, spoke about people speaking negatively against the destiny of others. more >>