It might sound rather "sleazy" but controversial pastor Mark Driscoll's recent advice to his new congregation at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, to "worship God with our wallet" is actually sound and biblical according to some Christian experts.
Two Sundays ago, King 5 reported that Driscoll preached a couple of sermons focusing on the biblical story of Jonah. On Tuesday a clip from a video reportedly recorded on Sunday and posted to YouTube shows Driscoll continuing his Jonah series and dishing out the advice to Christians that God should be worshipped with money to help spread the Gospel.
"We are Jonah," Driscoll said in the clip. "We have a Lord. We have a savior, his name is Jesus. We'll worship God with our wallet, we'll give unto the Lord so that the message of Jesus goes forth." more >>
Donald Trump is tapping into a fundamental human need to love something greater than oneself, and people are vulnerable to such "unhealthy expressions" if not given the opportunity to love good, true greater things, says First Things editor R.R. Reno.
In part one of The Christian Post's interview with Reno, he discussed the inspiration behind his new book, Resurrecting the Idea Of A Christian Society, and how our national meritocracy and erosion of local communities has fed America's current moral and cultural morass.
In part two of our intervew, he further urges Christians not to lament but to take heart in troubled times because they present opportunities to engage people thoughtfully. more >>
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman said that he remains an agnostic ahead of this week's release of his next film, faith-infused "Ben Hur," but said nonetheless that the movie offers virtues such as redemption, tolerance and love that inform humankind.
Freeman admitted in an interview with AFP in Los Angeles that he is still an agnostic, but remains deeply interested in religion. Beside owning a library of religious texts at home, including the Quran and several Bibles, Freeman has also taken part in several documentary series about faith, including National Geographic's recent "The Story of God" project.
The 79-year-old actor, who famously played the role of God in the 2003 comedy "Bruce Almighty," is set to play a Nubian sheik in the upcoming "Ben-Hur" remake, which tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a Roman prince falsely accused of treason, who is exiled and becomes a slave, before encountering Jesus Christ and being changed by his example. more >>
As Pastor Mark Driscoll continues to rebuild his ministry after the collapse of his Seattle-based Mars Hill Church in 2014, the clergyman is offering his biblical perspective on perceived unforgivable sin.
In a video blog posted to his website Monday, the Arizona-based Trinity Church pastor tackled the issue in the context of specific Scriptures, and advised that once a believer receives eternal life, they can't lose it.
The viewer expressed difficulty with understanding certain Scriptures, asking if there is a single act that is unforgivable and "excludes a person from salvation." The viewer noted Scriptures that seemed to contradict each other, referring to Mark 3: 20-29, Mark 3: 28-29, Matthew 12: 31-32 and Luke 12:10. more >>
People should never think that God hates them just because they live with a disability or suffer from physical problems, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In his advice column on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, a person who has a physical disability asked Graham why God allowed them to have physical problems.
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, is asking why people keep resisting and arguing with God despite His undisputed power.
"If God is undisputed in His power in the universe — and He is — why do we argue with Him, resisting His authoritative claim on our lives?" Lotz asked in a Facebook post on Monday.
"He created you and me, He bought us at Calvary, and He is the only One Who has the right to rule our lives. Would you yield the reins of the government of your life to Him? You and I need to stop resisting His will, stop arguing about His purpose, stop complaining about His methods, and just submit to His authority." more >>