Nashville, Tennessee-based LifeWay Christian Resources is in the process of removing literature from bookstore shelves that focus on "heaven tourism," or stories purportedly based on the accounts of people who claim to have visited heaven.
"We stopped re-ordering heaven visitation resources last summer. All remaining such items have been removed from our stores and website, and will not be replenished," King said. "We have more work to do aligning the LifeWay Retail Division with LifeWay's vision and values, so we covet your prayers as we continue to provide trustworthy biblical solutions for life." more >>
In his final remarks during a Thursday panel discussing racial reconciliation in America and the importance of urban ministry, African-American pastor, author and syndicated radio broadcaster Tony Evans boldly stated that many of the issues surrounding race in America stem from the social irresponsibility of those within the African-American community.
Speaking at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's Leadership Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, Evans asserted that although the responsibility to alleviate the racial divide also lies with the church and other racial classes who must hold government accountable to change an unjust justice system, black Americans cannot use the existence of racial tensions to justify careless or irresponsible actions.
"There is another side here that needs to be brought to bear and that is black accountability. Because while we want to have the sensibility that we are talking about, and we must have it, we cannot use the reality of race to condone irresponsibility," Evans explained. "Much that goes under the name of race has to do with black irresponsibility." more >>
Oregon's legislature advanced a bill that if enacted would ban sexual orientation change efforts therapy for gay minors.
Earlier this month, the Oregon House passed House Bill 2307, which aims to legally ban medical professionals from engaging in SOCE therapy if a patient is under 18.
"A mental health care or social health professional may not engage in efforts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity if the recipient of those efforts is under 18 years of age," reads HB 2307 in part. more >>
Scott Worgan wanted to find the best way to propose to his wife. As you can see in the video, she means the world to him. So something as special as this, had to be perfect from the heart. It seems like he nailed it on the head with this proposal.
So he decides to get his little helpers to hold signs. These signs that show his love and his daughters' love for this wonderful woman. This two cute helpers are the secret to this proposal. One is three years old and the other is 20 months old. This romantic surprise will make you happy in every way imaginable -- It made it almost impossible for this woman to say anything but YES!
Watch this adorable marriage proposal below: more >>
The McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour returns in May for its ninth annual event and a list of performers were announced on Wednesday.
Gospel music powerhouse Yolanda Adams is set to take part in the 14-city tour, hosted by national radio personality, Lonnie Hunter. Adams is joined by acclaimed singer/songwriter, Donald Lawrence, evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard, DeWayne Woods, BET's Sunday Best winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and comedienne Small Fire.
"I couldn't pass up an opportunity to join this unique tour with so many of my phenomenal peers," said Clark-Cole of The Clark Sisters. "The tour will certainly be filled with exciting, soul-stirring music." more >>
A court has ruled in favor of a private Christian school in California that required employees to have a pastor for a reference.
Judge Henry J. Walsh of the Superior Court of California in Ventura County issued a ruling Monday in favor of Little Oaks Private School.
At issue was a suit brought by two former teachers who argued that they were wrongfully fired for failing to provide a letter from a pastor confirming their membership in a church. more >>