Bishop T.D. Jakes has clarified that his method of ministering to gay people who choose to attend The Potter's House church was "evolving" and said he does not endorse same-sex marriage, after a recent HuffPost Live interview led some viewers to believe he had "shifted" in his biblical convictions regarding human sexuality and marriage.
Christians and Americans in general remain divided in their opinions on the morality of homosexuality and the legality of same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court's ruling in June effectively affirming same-sex marriage as a constintutional right has not bridged the divide.
"Currently, 54 percent of Americans say they favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, with 39 percent opposed. In May, 57 percent favored legalizing same-sex marriage, while 39 percent opposed," the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank, reported on July 29. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to bring his brand of inspiration to a new talk show where he expects to spark national conversations about socially relevant topics.
Jakes, the 58-year-old senior pastor of The Potter's House church in Dallas, Texas, will host the hour long series set to first broadcast in select markets from Aug. 17 through Sept. 11.
"This show provides a great platform to expand conversations, to be encouraging, positive, uplifting and help people work through tight places in their lives," Jakes said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Tamar Braxton, the Christian singer who was scolded by Bishop T.D. Jakes along with her four sisters on WE tv's "Braxton Family Values," is singing the preacher's praises after enduring a few tough therapy sessions with him.
Bishop Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, appeared on two episodes of the hit WE tv show where he chastised the five celebrity women for their constant bickering and the dissension that has grow between them.
Bishop T.D. Jakes returned to the hit WE tv reality series "Braxton Family Values" on Thursday and urged the Braxton sisters to go back to their gospel music roots while spiritually counseling the family through recent trials. The women responded with a beautiful acappella rendition of the Lord's Prayer.
"I want you to come back to your roots," said Jakes to Tamar, Toni, Trina, Towanda and Traci "Braxton Family Values." "God gave you a voice! Sing! Sing something for me. Just take me back home for a minute."
The sisters heeded Jakes' words and stood together to harmonize the Lord's Prayer. more >>
Comedian Sheryl Underwood, who co-hosts the CBS talk show "The Talk," is set to headline a comedy show at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest in Dallas next month.
"Sheryl represents nearly every facet of MegaFest, not only as an entertainer and strong, empowered woman, but also as a savvy and multi-faceted entrepreneur," Jakes said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "She has entertained audiences around the world, and we are excited for her to join us at MegaFest."
Underwood's sketch will include family-friendly content and feature seasoned talent such as Christian comedian Akintunde Warnock, who has worked with the likes of actor Chris Tucker. "Breaking Bad" actor Lavell Crawford and "Yolanda Adams Morning Show" host, Marcus Wiley, will also be featured entertainers during comedy shows held in conjunction with Jakes' MegaFest on Aug. 19-23. more >>
Tamar Braxton, the Christian singer and one of the five sisters who star in WE tv's "Braxton Family Values," is leaning on Bishop T.D. Jakes to help her overcome disagreements and hurt feelings within her family.
Tamar, 38, will open up to Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, in the episode called "Divine Intervention" after getting into another heated argument with her sisters. In a one-on-one meeting with Jakes, Tamar tells him that she believes 85 to 90 percent of the issues with her sisters are career related.
"It's very difficult, because I'm alone. I don't have the support from my siblings and I really want that," Tamar tells Jakes on the show. " It's just very difficult to feel ostracized, and to feel when wonderful things happen you can't share it with your family." more >>