The Rev. Billy Graham has been picked by Americans for the 57th time as one of their top 10 most admired men, according to Gallup's annual survey that asks respondents to name, in an open-ended format, the man and woman from anywhere around the world who they find most admirable. Leading both lists, however, were President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
The year 2013 is quickly drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of time to do some good, and at the same time, maybe even help lighten your tax burden for the upcoming filing season. Here are 10 ways you can help provide essential resources to those in need in the U.S. and around the world.
Award-winning gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp's latest CD, a feel-good album titled Christmas Card, reminds listeners of the reason for the season and includes a "thank you" from the Sapp kids to all who have supported them since their mother's passing. Sapp recently spoke with The Christian Post about his new LP, celebrating the holidays without his late wife, and how he manages being a single dad, pastor, and recording artist.
Ind. Megachurch That's Donated $5.5M to Missions Selects Wycliffe as Recipient for Special Christmas Offering
College Park Church in Indianapolis, Ind., has selected this year Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, the world's largest Scripture translation organization, as the recipient of its annual Christmas Offering, a special collection meant to assist Christian missions.
Joel Osteen, megachurch pastor and New York Times best-selling author, was pressed during a recent interview about his stance on homosexuality and asked if he would ever come out in support of same-sex marriage. The Texas minister, who leads America's largest congregation, explained that he refuses to "harp" on such issues and was "for everybody."
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz has made it clear that he will not take a public stance on social issues like homosexuality because, as he said during media appearances this week, that is not the example Jesus Christ models in the Bible.
Zachery Tims, the Florida megachurch pastor found dead in a New York City hotel room over two years ago, died accidentally from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of cocaine and heroin," according to the NYC chief medical examiner's office.
Pastor 'Always Seen Holding a Bible' Held on $1 Million Bond for Molesting Teen Whose Mom Prayed Instead of Calling Cops
A Memphis, Tenn., pastor is being held on a $1 million bond for allegedly sexually molesting a young family member for years. When the 16-year-old reported the alleged abuse to her mother early on, the woman chose to pray for God to end the abuse instead of reporting the alleged crime to earthly authorities.
Pastor Marvin Sapp Talks Mental Health 'Taboo,' How Wife Saved Him From Suicide Even After Her Death
Marvin Sapp, award-winning gospel artist and pastor, recently shared his heart on the spate of Christian ministers committing suicide and suggested that the issue of mental health was "taboo" in the urban community. The Michigan minister also revealed that if it were not for his late wife's expertise in and advocacy for psychological well-being, he also might have taken his own life three years ago.
'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Phil Robertson Suspended by A&E After Calling Homosexuality a Sin; Outraged Christians Call for Boycott
A&E Networks has suspended indefinitely "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson from its popular reality show after the conservative Christian shared his belief that homosexuality is a sin in the January issue of GQ magazine. However, Robertson's Christian fans, expressing their outrage on social media, have vowed to boycott the network.