The film "Miracles From Heaven," which recounts the real-life story of 12-year-old Annabel Beam's medical miracle and her near-death experience after she fell into a tree, made its digital debut this week and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD next month.
Annabel suffered from a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder for years and was unable to eat, using feeding tubes for nutrition. But after her near-death experience she was subsequently cured of her disorder — a miracle Anna said she was told would happen by Jesus while unconscious and in Heaven.
While the film takes theatrical liberties with Annabel's descriptions of Heaven, Chissy Beam, the 12-year-old's mother who is played by actress Jennifer Garner, told The Christian Post that it gives viewers an in-depth look at the pain the Beam family suffered and how their faith sustained them during the crisis. more >>
Public discourse in America is like "a really bad marriage," says Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas.
In an hour-long interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jakes described the cultural climate as "a really bad marriage where everybody is trying to be polite but nobody gets down to the communication that's necessary to heal it again."
"And the man thinks he knows what the woman ought to do and the woman knows what the man ought to do because you make assumptions about other people without ever talking to the people you make assumptions about." more >>
Influential megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes compared Sunday morning's gay nightclub massacre in Orlando to the killing of nine Christians last June at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, and asserted that the Orlando shooting should be identified as both a hate crime and act of terror.
In response to the news that 49 people were murdered and 53 others wounded in Sunday's shooting at the Pulse nightclub, Jakes, a prominent Christian author and senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, posted a video on Monday calling on all Americans to unite in solidarity with the LGBT community.
"I wanted to take a moment to share a statement with you that is on my heart and on the hearts of many, if not millions of Americans around this country. Our heart goes out to Orlando as you face this devastation that occurred this weekend," Jakes said in a short video posted to his Facebook page. more >>
R&B singer Ciara Harris shared an inspirational message from Bishop T.D. Jakes this past week about people close to you discouraging you from reaching your destiny.
Ciara, 30, took to Twitter where she shared a link of Bishop Jakes' sermon that she called "So Good."
In the sermon titled "The Battle Is Not Yours," the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, spoke about people speaking negatively against the destiny of others. more >>
Before her megachurch drama hit the small screen in a new series showcasing sex, drugs and deceit, Oprah Winfrey had a frank conversation with Bishop T.D. Jakes about its impact on the Church.
In Winfrey's upcoming TV series "Greenleaf," writer Craig Wright's script centers around the dysfunction within the church and family of Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David). And before the first episode aired, the media mogul wanted to make it clear that her network's new series would not disrespect Jakes or the Church.
"I spoke to T.D. Jakes and said, 'I just want you to know I'm doing a show about a megachurch and the only resemblance to you, is that our main character is called Bishop and you're a bishop.' And he says, 'I'm happy to hear that because I've heard something's about it …,'" Winfrey said during a question and answer session with media, according to Eurweb. "I said, 'I just want you to know, from my lips to your ears, I have nothing but deep respect and regard for the church. I, Oprah Winfrey, am going to do nothing, ever, that disrespects the church." more >>
Could Snapchat be developed by the devil?
While many may scoff at the notion, motivational speaker, author and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes may think so. Sarah Jakes Roberts, also the wife of Senior Pastor Touré Roberts of One Church International in Los Angeles, took to social media to speak about her feelings concerning Snapchat's filter settings that can alter your face into different characters.