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.
Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church in South Carolina has responded to the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history at the Orlando gay nightclub on Sunday, warning that without a heart connection to Jesus Christ, the "possibilities for evil are endless."
Noble said in a video posted on Facebook on Monday that when he first heard news of the Orlando massacre, where gunman Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people and reportedly pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, his first response, like many other Americans, was to think that just another shooting has occurred in a list of many.
"How callous have we started becoming?" Noble asked, warning against becoming desensitized to such tragedies. more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former prisoner in Iran punished for his Christian faith, believes the Orlando gay nightclub massacre on Sunday night has proved right his warning that the U.S. must limit immigration for Muslim people.
"Yesterday in my interview with BBC, I was asked about Donald Trump's speech on limitations for Muslim refugees, especially the ones from Syria that Obama wants to bring to the United States next year ... 100,000 Muslim refugees. Ted Cruz asked for U.S. police to be active in Muslim neighborhoods," Abedini shared on his Facebook page on Monday.
"They asked if I am OK with this or not? And my answer was yes, we need to limit Muslim Immigration into the USA, and we need police forces to be active in Muslim neighborhoods. It is a serious time in America. We are ripe for a terrorist attack," the pastor added. more >>
A nominee for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention who is not expected to be elected has stated that he is in the race because its "the right thing to do."
David Crosby, pastor of First Baptist Church of New Orleans, was nominated by former SBC President Fred Luter back in March.
The other two nominees are Pastor Steve Gaines of the Memphis, Tennessee-based Bellevue Baptist Church and J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina. more >>
Joel Osteen, senior pastor of the 40,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, says if he could do one thing differently in life, he would trust in God more.
In a revealing message on the Joel Osteen Ministries' blog, he reveals that he most regrets the time he has spent needlessly worrying about situations and circumstances that were out of his control, especially those that never came to pass.
"I wonder how many things you're worried about that are never going to come to pass?" the megachurch pastor asks in his post titled, "If I could Do One Thing Over." more >>
What does it mean to "throw away your life?" It means to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, says Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California.
Citing Mark 8:35, Warren explains in his daily devotional that to "throw away your life," is to "submit yourself to God for his purposes."
"Only those who throw away their lives for My sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live," the verses read, in part. more >>