Media magnate Oprah Winfrey recently interpreted her favorite Bible verse, Psalm 37:4, for "The Late Show" host Steven Colbert, but Minnesota-based Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor John Piper questions Winfrey's understanding.
In a podcast last week for his website DesiringGod.org, Piper highlighted four major differences between the way he and Oprah explain the meaning of the verse.
1. Piper Focuses on Jesus, Oprah Focuses on Virtues more >>
People opposed Jesus during his time on Earth for a variety of reasons, all stemming from evil, the Rev. Billy Graham says in response to a questioner who asked why people plotted to have our Savior killed.
The renowned pastor explains on the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that Jesus was not loved by all 2,000 years ago or even today.
People opposed Jesus for various reasons, Graham explains, including Jesus' call to end oppression, pride and greed, or Jesus' claim to be the son of God. more >>
Controversial performer Cee Lo Green released a new song this week titled "God is a Woman."
Green, who is known for the hit 2006 song "Crazy," released the new tune via SoundCloud on Tuesday in honor of International Women's Day.
The soul singer included a brief description to accompany the song that read: "Manifesto of thought and intention, master of plan, light in every direction encouraged by affection, mother of the moon and stars, matter, and mountainous plains, and even prouder mother of man, a song of praise to echo forevermore, and always." more >>
In both Biblical teaching and in personal experience, there is much to learn from crises of the "establishments."
Godly change is a constant staple of Biblical teaching, and also continuing change is central to Spirit-led living. This is especially true now in the politically rowdy 2016. In this transformative year, from every corner there is a nearly deafening drum-beat of each political candidate claiming to be "against the establishment."
Even powerful establishment people want us to believe that they are against the "establishment"! more >>
The only way for Christians to get into Heaven is through God's grace, Pastor Rick Warren explains in a message posted on his Daily Hope website Monday.
While some Christians might think good works or dedication to their faith guarantees automatic entry into the afterlife, Warren argues that no person has "a chance of getting into Heaven by [their] own effort."
"You'll never be good enough to get into a perfect place. You stopped being perfect a long time ago," Warren, who is the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, adds. more >>
Respected theologian Jerry Bridges, a longtime staff member of The Navigators Christian ministry and the best-selling author of 10 inspirational books, died Sunday. He was 86 years old.
In a 2011 interview with DesiringGod.org, a website devoted to glorifying God, Bridges shared six biblical truths he learned over the course of his walk with Christ:
1. The Bible Is Meant to Be Applied to Specific Issues in One's Daily Life more >>