Nine people including prominent evangelical pastor and motivational speaker Myles Munroe, 60, and his wife, Ruth, were killed in a fiery jet crash near the Grand Bahama International Airport Sunday.
Munroe, who is the leader of the Bahama Faith Ministries, was expected to join an influential group of religious leaders, executives, politicians and business leaders at the Global Leadership Forum in Freeport, Grand Bahama Monday.
The private Lear jet Munroe and his team were travelling in Sunday evening reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard as it approached the Grand Bahama International Airport, according to tribune242.com. more >>
I have nothing but compassion for those trapped in sexual sin. My hope is that readers will read the entire article before drawing conclusions. Those who strongly believe in the Bible and God's will regarding sexual behavior also strongly believe in unconditional love and forgiveness. To say that authentic Christians hate or fear those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of the Christian faith.
To "confront in love" simply comes from a desire to honor God and to truly love and care for others. The ability to relate to people on their level, show genuine concern, and love them regardless of their lifestyle is the mark of true Christianity.
In case you don't continue reading, let me offer some encouragement: If you're hopeless, depressed, and confused, look to the One who created you. He has the answers. No matter what you have done, you have the ability to turn to Christ and start anew. "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9). "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17). more >>
A Wimauma, Florida, pastor recently confessed to a crime he committed "30 to 40 years ago" that involved him having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old girl.
Patrick H. Shiver, 72, admitted to having sex with the underage girl three decades ago during a controlled telephone call with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
A friend has been learning a lot about the Achilles tendon lately. At 47-years-old, locals nicknamed him "Old School" because he is still able to teach the young guns a few basketball lessons. However, the wear-and-tear from years on the court has started to wear-out the oh-so-critical tendon. So now Old School just feels old and (gulp) has to admit he has a weakness...
And that's what's most important. He has to admit he has a weakness. Now, he can do something about it, and perhaps get Old School back in session someday.
I think the greatest weakness men can have is being unaware that they have them. That's why we call them "blind spots," because we all have them, but often can't see them. An unexposed blind spot can cost a man everything. You are thinking everything is great but those around you have had enough and slowly start withdrawing. On the other hand, openly addressing a blind spot can be one of the hardest, but best things a man can do. The big idea is this: a man's greatest weakness is not the blind spot itself, but being unwilling to recognize or admit to it. more >>
Answering a listener's question, John Piper told followers of his podcast that a bullying pastor is a leader who abuses his authority. The retired Bethlehem Baptist Church pastor said bullying pastors should be admonished and gave listeners of his Ask Pastor John program a scriptural litmus test to identifying such a leader.
Bullying or abusive church leaders manifest themselves in a number of ways, Piper explained. One of those manifestations is tearing down church members.
"One of the reasons you have to rebuke one person in the church is because they are hurting the sheep. They're hurting other people and out of love and the up-building of the other people, you may have to get tough with a sheep-hurter or destroyer or a wolf in sheep's clothing," he explained. more >>
NEW YORK — Trip Lee – rapper, author and preacher – is calling on young people to "carpe diem," or seize the day, instead of waiting until they're older to start taking life seriously. It's a message encapsulated in the 26-year-old MC's new album, Rise, and in an upcoming book by the same name.
Lee, a pastor-in-training in Washington, D.C., and an artist signed to Reach Records, also looks to position himself as a thought leader. His social networks boast at least half a million followers, most of whom likely helped his fifth studio album, Rise, peak at No. 1 on iTunes after its Oct. 27 midnight release.
Listen to Lee's title track from "Rise" in the player below: more >>