Unemployed men often face a deeply spiritual struggle, and as they endure the hardship that comes with sudden unemployment, one Christian leader is encouraging churches to do more to provide short-term monetary assistance.
Last week, The Wall Street Journal called the distressingly high numbers of persistently unemployed men a "quiet catastrophe," noting that the United States is now home to roughly 7 million men ranging in age from 25 to 54, "the traditional prime of working life," who are unemployed.
"Often a man who is unemployed feels not only economic stress but a sense of confusion about who he even is," wrote Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, on his website Monday. more >>
One North Carolina pastor is gaining national attention for appearing on comedian Steve Harvey's "Family Feud" game show looking strikingly similar to the host.
Pastor Olden Thornton of Raleigh International Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, insists that he loves his job but joked about getting compensated by Steve Harvey.
"Every single day of my life people come up to me and call me Steve Harvey," he told the "Family Feud" host in an Aug 31 clip that has gone viral this week. "And I don't even have your money! I think I should get compensated or something." more >>
Most of the world won't get to read Tim Tebow's second book until it debuts next month, but some well known Christian pastors are already singing its praises.
Ahead of the release of Tebow's book, Shaken Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, pastors and New York Times best-selling authors Mark Batterson and Judah Smith are already giving it high marks.
"Shaken shows us a side of Tim Tebow that we've never gotten to see before," Batterson, author of The Circle Maker who heads National Community Church in Washington, D.C., said in remarks about the book. "Tim comes alongside his reader and says, 'I've been there too,' and proceeds to show us how God is faithful even when our entire lives feel shaken to the core." more >>
Christians should be part of a "church family" and not try to live spiritually on their own, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In his Daily Hope devotional on Monday, the megachurch pastor stressed that being part of a church family is essential to fulfilling God's purposes for one's life.
"You cannot fulfill the five purposes (worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism) on your own. Life is not a solo act. You were created for community," wrote Warren. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas has warned that conservative Christians can expect zero tolerance in a Hillary Clinton administration should she be elected president, given her recent remarks suggesting half of Donald Trump's supporters are "deplorable."
"These comments are not only deplorable, but they also reveal the hypocrisy of liberalism," Jeffress said in an interview with Varney & Co. on Fox Business.
"Liberals who cry the loudest for tolerance are usually the most intolerant people when it comes to ideas they disagree [with]," he added. more >>
A Connecticut pastor and Howard University graduate who counts performing at the inauguration of former President Bill Clinton among his achievements, was arrested last Wednesday for purchasing crack cocaine but he contends that with God as his witness "the devil is a liar."
The Rev. Kenneth DuBose, 45, of St. James Missionary Baptist Church, was arrested with a small bag containing 27 grams of crack cocaine in the front of his car along with two Bibles that were found in his trunk, Bridgeport Police told The Hour.
Police say they saw DuBose buying drugs from a man who was the target of a sting operation by the Bridgeport Police Department's Tactical Narcotics Team. DuBose allegedly told police that he was just counseling the alleged drug dealer even though he tried to flee the scene. more >>