Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries says the Bible warns believers not to become people who stir conflict or spread lies, because God doesn't approve of gossip and slander.
"I have never seen a culture and a society so obsessed with gossip, innuendo and rumor. People are looking for the next juicy piece of gossip," Laurie wrote in a Facebook message on Saturday.
"This thinking has even slipped into the news media. The tragic thing today is that if someone is charged with a crime, he or she is tried and convicted in the media before even having had the opportunity to go into a court of law, have evidence presented and face the people doing the accusing." more >>
In a sermon re-posted online, New York Times best-selling author Pastor Francis Chan answered critics who called the Cornerstone Community Church, which he and his wife founded, a cult.
We all would like to be part of the early church, as described in the book of Acts, Chan, the founder of Radius International and then teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, said in the message, posted last week by SermonAudio.com but originally from April 2009.
Chan read out Acts 4:29-35: "Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your Word with great boldness. 'Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.' After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly. more >>
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be interviewed by a Detroit, Michigan-based church leader once accused of performing a "sexually charged" ordination ritual.
As part of his effort to broaden his outreach to the African-American community, Trump will be interviewed Saturday morning by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries.
"There's a lot of emotions going on right now — people are upset that he's coming to Detroit," explained Jackson to The Detroit News earlier this week. more >>
Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus deals with one of life's toughest questions, is Jesus the only way, and what about those who have never heard of Him?
In a re-podcast on the website of Mosaic, the church in Los Angeles, California, where McManus is the pastor, he read out questions sent to him by people from around the U.S. and Australia.
At the heart of the questions were two issues. How can we possibly conceive the fact that Jesus is the only way to God when the world is predominantly Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim? And what about those who have never heard of Christ but have lived a moral or just life? more >>
Unsolicited messages on social media asking for money are suspicious at best, and one Texas woman who was contacted on Facebook by a person claiming to be "Pastor Joel Osteen" learned firsthand that scammers are a dime a dozen.
Paula Dupre said she received a Facebook message Sunday night from a Pastor Joel Osteen who had a few questions for her, local news station ABC13 reports.
The individual on the other end of their dialogue asked if Dupre was a "true Christian," and did she "believe in the Christ Jesus," Dupre said. "I wrote back, 'yes.'" more >>
God made every human being to please Him and to not be defined by others, says Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
"Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts," reads 1st Thessalonians 2:4b., Warren shared in a devotional on Monday.
Warren said the scripture shows "success in life is being exactly who you were created to be and nothing more." more >>