The bodies of renowned evangelical pastor and motivational speaker, Myles Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and three of seven other persons who died with them in a fiery jet crash in Freeport, Bahamas, two Sundays ago were returned home to family and friends in the island's capital of New Providence Monday in preparation for multiple memorials in upcoming weeks.
Since his untimely death on Sunday, Nov. 9, the life of Munroe, a globally recognized Christian leader, has been celebrated in memorial services across the world.
The biggest memorial, however, will take place in the place where Munroe's life began — the Bahamas. The life of Munroe and his wife are scheduled to be celebrated at a national memorial planned for Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the 15,000-seat Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas. Munroe's Bahamas Faith Ministries will then hold an official funeral service for the couple a day later on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the church's International Diplomat Center on Carmichael Road in Nassau, Bahamas. more >>
A New York church is gearing up for it's fifth annual Thanksgiving dinner, which is expected to feed 1,000 people.
Pastor Reggie Stutzman of the Real Life Church in New York City, will lead 120 volunteers in hosting a restaurant-style Thanksgiving dinner in Hunts Point, Bronx next week.
Guests will be treated to a "full turkey dinner" as well as musical entertainment. They will then be free to take home a variety of donated supplies, including used clothing and toiletries, and the event is entirely free. more >>
Billy Graham is being featured in Christian History Magazine this month for his lifetime of work for Jesus Christ.
In honor of the iconic televangelist's 96th birthday on Nov. 7, Christian History Magazine interrupted its quarterly releases with a special edition focused on Graham titled "Billy Graham–Apostle of changed lives and second chances."
"No man has had more personal, one-on-one, impact for faith in Jesus Christ than Mr. Graham," said Michael Austin, a Christian commenter and spokesperson for Christian History Magazine. "He and his family are a living testimony to the faithfulness of the Biblical message he so clearly derived from the start of his ministry to this day. Billy Graham's impact for good in this world is incalculable." more >>
"Preachers of LA" stars Pastors Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Oxygen docu-series executive producer Minister Deitrick Haddon recently opened up about what they believe to be preacher's right to be materialistic.
The three preachers will join the cast of the daytime talk show "The Real" on Wednesday. When one of the show's hosts Adrienne Bailon questioned the preachers about people not feeling comfortable with their having "fancy cars and huge houses," they each responded candidly.
Haddon, also known for being a singer-songwriter, said he believes preachers have a right to drive what they desire. more >>
Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren, both speaking at a Vatican conference Tuesday, warned that Christians should not succumb to the current sexual revolution or waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage.
"Western culture now celebrates casual sexuality, cohabitation, no-fault divorce, family redefinition, and abortion rights as parts of a sexual revolution that can tear down old patriarchal systems," said Moore in a prepared statement given during the "Complementarity of Man and Woman" colloquium convened by Pope Francis.
"The Sexual Revolution is not liberation at all, but simply the imposition of a different sort of patriarchy," he continued. "The Sexual Revolution empowers men to pursue a Darwinian fantasy of the predatory alpha-male, rooted in the values of power, prestige, and personal pleasure … We see the wreckage of sexuality as self-expression all around us, and we will see more yet. And the stakes are not merely social or cultural but profoundly spiritual." more >>
Locals affectionately call him "The Ruffneck Pastor" but Bahamian preacher Dave Burrows, who was recently named to take over as leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries formerly led by prominent evangelical pastor Myles Munroe, knows he has some big shoes to fill.
Burrows was named as the new senior pastor of Munroe's Bahamas Faith Ministries on Sunday, as well as chairman of the board of governors exactly one week after Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and seven others were killed in a tragic jet crash in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Nov. 9.
"We will miss him, but as we miss him and the others we will not miss the mission. So my assignment is to carry on the vision," Burrows promised in an address to the grieving church yet to lay their former leader to rest Sunday. more >>