WASHINGTON — After 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said earlier this week that "religion ought to be about making us better as people, less about things [that] end up getting into the political realm," the former Florida governor asserted Friday that faith absolutely needs to have an influence on policy decisions.
Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bush backtracked on comments he made during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday, where the Catholic discussed Pope Francis' recent comments on climate change and said "I don't get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope."
Bush assured Friday's social conservative gathering that during his time as governor, he often lets his Catholic convictions influence the policies he put into action and will continue to do so if he is elected as president. more >>
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Ben Carson explained on Friday how God worked miracles throughout his medical career and also recalled that God once used him to save the life of a child diagnosed with a malignant brainstem tumor, although many doctors, himself included, predicted the patient would die.
Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the 63-year-old retired pediatric neurosurgeon told the crowd that God calls people to different areas of the world in order for them to be used for His divine purpose.
Although Carson was named as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1985 at the young age of 33, he said God prepared him for such a prestigious position at that age by calling him to work at a teaching hospital in Western Australia in 1983, a part of the world where there were only four neurosurgeons at that time. more >>
Sometimes we just need a good word. Whether it is someone close who inspires us or a hero we look up to, their kind words can lift our spirits up high.
Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed for no apparent reason? It happens sometimes. We need look to those who can put a smile on our faces, no matter what the circumstances may be.
Jesus is the perfect person to look up to, and His word will certainly lift our spirits.Christians are taught to imitate Jesus and inspire one another, especially those who need someone to brighten their day. There are many well known Christian speakers who have said things that have inspired people around the world. Check out these 7 Christian quotes that will brighten your day: more >>
In the wake 21-year-old Dylan Roof being identified as the gunman who killed nine worshipers at a historic black church in South Carolina Wednesday night, a 30-year-old gospel musician posted a message on Roof's since-deleted Facebook page encouraging him to seek salvation in Jesus Christ.
After Roof was identified as the target of a massive police manhunt, Marcus Stanley, a gospel artist who's originally from Norfolk, Virginia, quickly found Roof's Facebook page before it was taken down for security reasons.
IJReview reported that Stanley commented on Roof's profile photo and explained that although Roof committed such a heinous crime, he doesn't view him through a lens of hatred but rather through a lens of love. more >>
Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, says attendees of this year's MegaFest are in for a "mega experience" and shared why the festival is so dear to his heart.
In August, Jakes will kick-off the three-day revival in "Big D" as tens of thousands from around the world are expected to attend. Since launching in 2004, MegaFest has grown to become one of the largest faith-based multi-day festivals in the United States with organizers saying it has so far reached nearly 1 million people worldwide.
"It's very, very dear to my heart because I think it creates an atmosphere that people of faith need," Jakes told The Christian Post. "To come into an environment that is designed for people of faith that still has church and has worship and all of that, but also has fu n— [such as] comedy shows so you can bring your kids or your grandmother too." more >>
In his remarks regarding Wednesday night's massacre inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Barack Obama outlined how the congregation has a 200-year history of dealing with persecution brought on by racism and hatred.
After a white gunmen, identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, shot and killed a pastor and eight other worshipers attending a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church, Obama issued a spoken statement on Thursday condemning the attack and added that he was personally angered by it.
"Any death of this sort is a tragedy," Obama stated. "There is something particularly heartbreaking about the death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace, in a place of worship." more >>