Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus appeared on a CNN program to comment on the debate surrounding the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ's purported burial cloth. During his brief appearance, McManus made it clear, however, that the show's anchors had failed to ask the most relevant question.
McManus, pastor of California multi-site MOSAIC church, appeared Thursday on CNN's "This Hour," morning program hosted by John Berman and Kate Bolduan.
Berman and Bolduan wanted to know the pastor's thoughts on why there's so much curiosity about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and why anyone would need scientific evidence to prove Jesus' existence. more >>
The Rock Church's Marriage and Parenting Pastor Darren Carrington says parents need to teach their children from an early age about dating and marriage so they can spot "counterfeit" Christians who attend church but show no spiritual growth.
The NFL player-turned-pastor at the San Diego megachurch founded by Pastor Miles McPherson, also a former San Diego Chargers football player, said he started teaching his two daughters and son about marriage from birth, modeling with wife, Vickie, what a "loving, imperfect, fun marriage" looks like.
The Carringtons also began talking to their children about dating when they were 14 years old. However in this fast-paced society, Carrington suggests parents start talking to their children sooner. more >>
LOS ANGELES – Upon meeting Pastor Rafer Owens, who is both the dynamic leader of Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church and a deputy sheriff serving in Compton in Los Angeles County, it is easy to understand why he was chosen to speak at Together LA, the three-day conference about discovering how to "love on" the metropolis, beginning this Thursday.
Owens has ministered for 17 years to not only a primarily black congregation but to a much wider audience – Compton, a city once known as a war zone for gangs.
"Our mission is to take back the city of Compton and bring the love of God and the spirit of God and overall revival to the city," he said while describing the goals of his church. "What we've done as a church is become involved in everything that the city does and everything that would help lift up the community." more >>
Members of a small Kansas church are now consoling each other after their pastor and her husband, whom she had been married to for almost 50 years, perished together in their car after it flipped over and caught fire along a local roadway Sunday.
The Miami County Sheriff's Office told Fox4KC that pastor of the Plum Creek United Methodist Church in Osawatomie, Rev. Beth Hodgson, 77, and her husband, Willis Hodgson, 78, died just a few miles away from their 50-member church along Plum Creek Road where their car caught fire after it overturned.
The Christian Post reached out to the church Wednesday morning for comment but no one was available. At the couple's home in Parker, their daughter, Jada Hodgson, said it was a difficult time to talk but said the members of the church "are just loving each other and us (family) and that's all there is at the moment." more >>
Deitrick Haddon, the minister and gospel singer who appeared on the Oxygen docu-series "Preachers of L.A.," is defending women preaching in the pulpit after the debate was sparked on the Oxygen mini-series "Preachers of Detroit."
Although Haddon does not have a starring role on the spinoff to his own Oxygen docu-series, he seemed to join the debate between some preachers regarding women's roles in the church. Bishop Corletta Vaughn is the Senior Pastor of The Holy Ghost Cathedral and Chief Apostle to Go Tell It Evangelistic Ministry Worldwide, but some may question her defying patriarchal church traditions to become a female preacher.
After Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. of Burning Bush International Ministries Church of God in Christ appeared on Oxygen docu-series to speak against women having a prominent leadership role in the church, Haddon had something to say about it. more >>
A congregation is now grieving after an elderly North Carolina pastor was killed Monday morning when his church's van rolled over him as he prepared to deliver food to the needy.
Police in Hendersonville have called the death of 69-year-old Henry Lineberger, associate pastor at New Beginnings World Outreach Center, a freak accident, according to WLOS.
Lineberger, according to police, was seen changing the brake fluid on the church van at about 9:30 a.m. at the church grounds on Monday. City workers later found the pastor unresponsive underneath the van. The vehicle was reportedly in neutral when they got to the scene and police have theorized that the van rolled because it was on an incline and the pastor tried to stop it. more >>