Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, T.D. Jakes' Potter's House and Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church have topped Newsmax's list of "Top 50 Megachurches in America."
The list, released Wednesday, was compiled by The Christian Post's contributing editor Johnnie Moore, who wrote that the rankings were not based on church size but rather on the notoriety of the church's leaders, the ratings of their television and radio programs, and the reach of their books, public opinion and overall influence.
"Megachurches are the spiritual phenomenon of the 21st century; there are more churches with 5,000 people attending weekly services than at any other time in history," Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, wrote. "So much for those who claim ad nauseam that faith is declining in our country." more >>
Kim Kardashian West appears to have it all: beauty, fame, fortune, influence. But Sarah Jakes Roberts feels sorry for the reality TV star.
Both the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star and Jakes Roberts, author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, are preparing to give birth in the coming months. Although each woman has spoken publicly about the struggles that come along with pregnancy, Jakes Roberts, 27, is sympathizing with Kardashian West.
"I've been in at least 20 cities this year alone speaking to thousands of women across the country. Once I land, I jump right into the trenches of marriage, motherhood, ministry, and whatever else life manages to throw my way, all while watching my ever-expanding midsection struggle to squeeze into clothes that were once too big and attempting to control the hormonal changes of pregnancy," Jakes Roberts wrote in a Huffington Post essay last week. "Incidentally, this has made me think six words I never thought would come to mind: I feel sorry for Kim Kardashian." more >>
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz was featured on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show" on Thursday, where he debated the compatibility of religion and science with famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
While partly a comedic segment, the two offered their views on whether scientific discoveries harm religious belief, with Lentz stating that religious people shouldn't be afraid of science.
NEW YORK — Jamaal Bernard, associate pastor and chief of operations at the Christian Cultural Center megachurch in Brooklyn, New York, couldn't say enough about the church's founder and his father, A.R. Bernard Sr., as he talked about the importance of legacy for the next generation.
"Legacy from my father — it means a lot. And the reason why it means a lot and is dear to me is that his father denied him. He didn't have a father in his life and I understand that as men, there are four things we have to learn how to be. We have to learn how to be a son, a father, a husband and a grandfather," said Jamaal, addressing several hundred people who had gathered for Movement Day 2015 in New York City last Thursday.
The conference, hosted by the New York City Leadership Center, brought together a host of thinkers, movers and shakers from the Christian community to discuss ways of bridging racial, economic and generational divides to move the Gospel forward in cities. more >>
Controversial televangelist Paula White has come under fire for posting a photo of herself and rocker husband Jonathan Cain dressed as fairy tale characters Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, presumably in honor of Halloween.
White posted the photo of herself and her husband in costume on Instagram over the weekend with the message: "Little Red Riding Hood with the Big Bad Wolf."
Many on social media condemned the televangelist for promoting Halloween, which some Christians consider to be evil. more >>
A Texas congregation with approximately 2,200 members has voted to disaffiliate from Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences.
First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio members voted Sunday to seek dismissal from PC (USA) and to join the more conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.
According to a vote tally provided to The Christian Post by FPC San Antonio, out of 1,072 voting members present 87.3 percent voted to terminate their affiliation with PC(USA) and 85.6 percent voted to join ECO. more >>