As debate continues in various circles over whether the Washington Redskins football team should change their name, the local representatives of the District of Columbia has demanded change.
The Council for the District of Columbia voted unanimously approving a resolution advocating for the National Football League team to change its appellation and mascot.
The Rev. William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., born Nov. 7, 1918, will mark his 95th birthday this week with a special message to America entitled "The Cross." The highly anticipated program, set for television and online broadcasts, may very well be the venerable evangelist's final message to the U.S.
Graham, who has counseled many U.S. presidents, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and was a friend to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., revealed last month that his "timeless message of hope and redemption through Jesus Christ" was finally ready to be shared with Americans.
Deitrick Haddon is speaking out against Pastors taking to their pulpits to preach against his controversial Oxygen network docu-series "Preachers of L.A."
Haddon, the minister and gospel singer, took to his Twitter account to speak out against preachers who may speak negatively about his show.
"If your pastor's message is all about #PreachersofLA this sunday I recommend that you find another church," Haddon tweeted. "Preach the word & that's all! lol" more >>
A healthcare expert has estimated that more than two-thirds of Americans who have private health insurance coverage will not be able to keep their previous plan due to President Obama's Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.
"Bottom line: of the 189 million Americans with private health insurance coverage, I estimate that if Obamacare is fully implemented, at least 129 million (68 percent) will not be able to keep their previous health care plan either because they already have lost or will lose that coverage by the end of 2014," Christopher Conover, a Duke University scholar and adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), told the Daily Caller in an email. Conover added that most of these would not lose their plans entirely, but have to pay higher rates for "Obamacare-mandated bells and whistles."
"Most people are going to have some level of change in their policy," Edmund Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Health Policy Studies, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. "You can debate how much of that is a violation of Obama's pledge," Haislmaier added, referring to the President's promise that "if you like your coverage, you can keep it" under the new health reform. more >>
Author and former pastor Rob Bell's interview with Oprah Winfrey on her "Super Soul Sunday" program this past weekend featured aspects of the Michigan native's rise to ministry and his founding of a megachurch, to suddenly finding himself the subject of controversy and criticism over his 2011 book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, and the adversity and pressure that eventually led him to depart from the faith community he had been leading for years.
"Love Wins held on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 24 weeks and helped usher in what some might call a new brand of Christianity...which didn't sit well with everybody, of course," states Winfrey in the narrated introduction to the interview. "Prominent conservative Christians called him a 'false prophet' and even...'a heretic.'
"The onslaught took its toll and Rob was shaken. He had never intended to become a polarizing figure. He says he just wanted to shine a light on the questions that many Christians struggled with in private." more >>
"Teen Mom 3" star Mackenzie Douthit is in the midst of her second pregnancy and trusting God to help her through what could be a dangerous time for her and her unborn child.
Doctors did not want the 19-year-old to get pregnant again, given her type 1 diabetes, which could have a serious impact on her health and that of her unborn child. Douthit has already been hospitalized once during this pregnancy due to low blood sugar, which nearly caused her to pass out. Yet she is determined to give birth to her baby girl with husband Josh McKee.
"Sometimes I go to my room and break down and just cry to let it all out," Douthit told Life & Style about the stress she's under. "I've done that so many times through this pregnancy. I feel selfish because I really am blessed with a lot. My pregnancy hormones are out of whack and when my blood sugar is all messed up, I just feel like the worst mother ever." more >>