Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Maryland, is now crying religious and racial discrimination after a group of pastors were booted from the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and forced to find a different venue for a racial reconciliation event in Washington D.C. because their theme included the phrase "an appeal to heaven."
Jackson explained in an interview with CBN News Wednesday that his group was originally granted approval to use the congressional auditorium at the visitor center for their event, but they were told last Friday that they would have to eliminate the reference to heaven from their title.
"They were aware of the original theme, but it seems as they looked into things that the question of God and heaven really caused them angst," said Jackson. more >>
A church in Washington state is converting a former strip club into an evangelistic facility that's serving the community seven days a week.
Bethany Community Church, a Seattle-based multi-site congregation founded in 1900, acquired the former strip club called "Sugars" and has turned it into a site for missions.
The strip club was located in the city of Shoreline, which is north of Seattle. The facility will serve as part of Bethany Community Church North. more >>
A South Carolina judge has denied a motion to reconsider a ruling made in a $500 million property dispute case in favor of a diocese that voted to leave the Episcopal Church due to the national denomination's increasing acceptance of homosexuality.
Judge Diane Goodstein decided earlier this week to reject arguments made by The Episcopal Church requesting that she reconsider her order granting the Diocese of South Carolina ownership over the name and $500 million worth of diocesan church properties.
Author and noted Christian apologist Alex McFarland will be leading an apologetics tour across the United States meant to focus on keeping young people in the church.
Called "Stand Strong," the first stop for the tour will be Friday at Tennessee Valley Community Church in Paris, Tennessee, near Nashville.
In an interview with The Christian Post, McFarland explained that the roots of the Stand Strong series of events stemmed from his experiences meeting Christian youths on past speaking engagements. more >>
Sadie Robertson, who stars on "Duck Dynasty," is setting yet another example for teenage Christians after spending Valentine's Day talking about Jesus with her boyfriend over the weekend.
The 17-year-old model is well known for her traditional Christian values after starring on "Duck Dynasty" as well as ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" where she donned only strictly modest costumes. Today, Robertson is sharing photos and insight to her relationship with the quarterback of a neighboring high school, Blake Coward.
The Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award-nominated group Virtue continues to gain traction in the gospel music industry with the song "You Are" which landed at Billboard's No. 25 this week.
After a 10-year hiatus, Virtue is back on gospel radio stations across the U.S. with "You Are." In fact, the song jumped nine spots and cracked the Top 30 landing at No. 25 with a +80 spin trend on the Nielsen BDS Gospel Airplay chart this week.
"Our single 'You Are' from the Testimony Reloaded album is top 25, buy it online today," Virtue, which is comprised of sisters Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble and Heather Martin, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. more >>