In the New Testament church, one does not have to look very far to see the prominence and influence women had in the early years of the church, disproving the often repeated lie that Christianity has always been sexist. One of the most beautiful stories in Acts serving as an example of this took place… Continue reading Peter, a female entrepreneur, and a town called Beautiful
In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul shares a prayer of his for the saints in few words that give a glimpse of the responsibilities and ramifications in the Christian lifestyle. Like Paul, our prayer and hope should be that all who claim Christ will be counted worthy of "this calling." Our worthiness in this calling can… Continue reading Fulfilling the work of faith with power
With the backing of the United Methodist Church, LGBT group Reconciling Ministries Network are planning an August conference in Chicago for "transgenders." They claim to be Christian, of course, but their doctrines are very much anti-Christ. The purpose of the conference will be 'leadership development for "ecumenical trans and gender-expansive Christians" to equip them with the tools needed… Continue reading Transgender group: It’s our duty to change church in our favor
Megachurch pastor Kong Hee of Singapore and his five cohorts who were found guilty in 2015 of conspiring to misappropriate (steal) $50 million from City Harvest Church have had their sentences reduced. A three-judge appellate court panel handed down the reduced sentences on Friday, April 7, approximately 7 months after the defendants presented arguments in September… Continue reading Prosperity pastor Kong Hee & partners in crime get reduced sentences
Televangelist Ernest Angley, 95, has been ordered by a federal court in Ohio to pay back wages to employees of his Cathedral Buffet. U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson finally handed down a $388,000 judgment against Angley for damages & unpaid wages on Wednesday, March 29 months after a trial that took place in October and… Continue reading Prosperity televangelist Ernest Angley ordered to pay wages swindled from workers
In September 2016, Charles Chiriseri and his wife, Petunia, were on their way to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, when they were in a horrific accident that took his life and severely injured his wife. Mr. Chiriseri was a well-known "apostle." While his body lay at the crash scene with people and first responders gathered around, the unthinkable… Continue reading Thieves die after stealing from dead church leader: curse or coincidence?
I'm thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I'm not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it's something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence
When I learned how to swim ages ago, I can remember that after several lessons of learning the basics how the instructor expected everyone in my swimming class to leave the shallow end and dive off the deep end to swim the whole length of the pool. I was hesitant about doing that because diving… Continue reading When God calls you from the shallow end to dive deeper
A trial that began in Cologne, Germany, in October 2015 has finally ended with prison time for a gang of eight Muslim men, aged 35 to 37, who executed a series of church robberies for their jihad. At the center of the gang was a Moroccan man who was featured in a YouTube video calling… Continue reading Jihadist church robbers in Germany get prison time
Author & minister Diane Hoffmann says she has noticed something about a lot of churches. A large number of church leaders avoid discussing the end times with churchgoers or the unchurched despite the fact many have questions about it. Among the reasons given for avoidance of the topic are: Church leaders believe the Bible should… Continue reading Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?