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 >>
Citing his exhaustion and personal brokenness, Pete Wilson, senior pastor of the multi-campus Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and author of the best-selling book Plan B, shocked his congregation on Sunday when he announced his resignation from the church he founded 14 years ago.
Cross Point Church was planted by Wilson and his wife, Brandi, in 2003 and has since grown to "reach more than 7,000 people each weekend through its five locations around the Nashville area and online." It is promoted as one of the "fastest growing churches in America."
On Sunday, however, the day the church celebrated its 14th anniversary and America remembered the terror attacks of September 11, Wilson told his congregation that he was no longer fit to lead. more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former American hostage who was held for three and a half years in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith, said on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 that Muslims started a war on Christianity with the terror attacks.
Abedini said that although most Christian pastors do not want to say it, Islam is a satanic religion that leads people astray.
Religion and politics are taboo topics for some Americans, but the upcoming Faith in the Public Square event hosted by Westminster Theological Seminary will tackle both one month before the presidential election.
Political viewpoints and theological backgrounds will run the gamut at Faith in the Public Square that will feature speakers discussing topics on religious liberty, sexual ethics, and the history of Christian political thought.
"I expect some of the conference participants will vote for Hillary Clinton, some will vote for Donald Trump, some will vote for a third-party candidate, and some will not vote at all because they choose to sit this election out," said Westminster President Peter Lillback about the event that will be held in Glenside, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 6-7. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church released a video prayer on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, by noting that the world seems to be "getting darker" and "decaying" due to terrorism and other divisions.
Warren said all of America marked "the worst terror attacks in its history" on Sunday, when nearly 3,000 people were killed back in 2001.
The pastor said that while the attacks are fresh in many people's minds, a freshman in high school today was not even born when that occurred, and so as the Bible says, it is important to remember the lessons of the past. more >>
WASHINGTON — David and Jason Benham told hundreds of evangelical Christians Friday that the "prophetic implications" of Isaiah 59 are happening in America today, as those who publicly defend traditional Christian beliefs are being turned into "prey."
The Benham brothers, successful real estate entrepreneurs who gained notoriety among conservative Christians when their HGTV reality show was canceled because of liberal opposition to their beliefs on homosexuality, spoke for about 20 minutes at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit on Friday afternoon and warned that what people are calling the "sexual revolution" is actually more like the moral decay of society.
As Christians around the country — from wedding venders and pizza shop owners to government officials and MLB commentators — are facing social upheaval and massive consequences for voicing and acting on their Christian convictions and opinions, the Benhams suggested that there is a "radical revolution to overtake America." more >>