Why T.D. Jakes Almost Quit the Ministry 

Bishop T.D. Jakes told Steven Furtick he almost quit ministry for good—but then he had a life-changing encounter with a woman who reminded him of the real reason for his ministry. During a conversation with Furtick at Elevation Church, Jakes explained that the major media attention nearly forced him to quit being a pastor.
 
"I almost quit," Jakes said. "I'm a country boy. I'm from West Virginia. I don't know nothing about this big-time stuff. I never even asked to be big. I wanted to be effective, not famous. Famous is the consequences of being effective. I didn't know nothing about being famous and I didn't like it. So there I was. And when you're first new, everybody attacks you first and figures you out later."
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:25:00 AM

Bachelorette Sex Comments Spark Controversy: “I Can Do Whatever, I Sin Daily and Jesus Still Loves Me” 

If you’ve been watching Season 15 of “The Bachelorette” for any period of time, you’ve undoubtedly heard that trademark line aired on repeat in the promos.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:49:00 AM

For King & Country Teams Up With Secular Hip-Hop DJ for New Song 

​Grammy-winning duo For King & Country recently teamed up with a couple of unlikely collaborators—indie-pop band Echosmith and producer Timbaland—for a remix of their hit single "God Only Knows." Timbaland is a secular producer, rapper and DJ who has worked with Jay-Z, Ludacris, Rihanna, Drake, Justin Timberlake and many more

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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:08:00 PM

Internet Preachers Rise As More Worshipers Migrate Online 

With more than 800,000 followers on Facebook, Chicago-based internet preacher and U.S. Army veteran, Marcus Rogers, has an audience on social media that's much greater than popular established churches like Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, and is just about 300,000 shy of Joel Osteen’s Texas-based Lakewood Church’s 1.1 million followers.
 
“I am just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody! His name is Jesus,” Rogers, who turns 33 next month, boldly declares in the introduction to his page which you must follow in order to get the latest updates.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, June 24, 2019 9:12:00 AM

How This Chart-Topping Christian Artist Rebuilt His Faith After Doubt Crept In 

Best-selling Christian rapper Andy Mineo says he walked through a season of spiritual doubt for the last few years. He says his faith was ultimately rebuilt through starting "from zero" with God and being emotionally honest with Him.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Friday, June 21, 2019 7:10:00 AM

Christian Streaming Company VidAngel Ordered to Pay $62M to Hollywood Studios 

The streaming service VidAngel has been ordered to pay more than $62 million to four Hollywood film studios.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:12:00 PM

Imprisoned Chinese Christians Memorize Entire Bible: 'They Can’t Take What’s Hidden in Your Heart' 

Chinese Christians imprisoned for their faith are memorizing Scripture passages smuggled to them on small pieces of paper because prison guards “can’t take what’s hidden in your heart,” one former prisoner revealed.  
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:02:00 AM

Pulse Survivor: I Began Prophesying Over My Life in the Midst of Massacre 

Lonely. Empty. Unhappy. Shackled. Not loved. This was my identity for eight years.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Jack Phillips Faces Third Lawsuit Over Refusal To Make Gender Transition Cake 

Christian baker Jack Phillips of Colorado is facing a third lawsuit over his refusal on religious grounds to make certain cakes, the latest legal battle for the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:02:00 AM

Kirk Franklin Tackles Abortion & Homosexuality On 'Breakfast Club' 

Gospel icon Kirk Franklin visited popular syndicated radio show "The Breakfast Club," where he discussed his new album and his position on the hot button issues of homosexuality and abortion.
 
“All Scripture is God-breathed ... but what we have to understand also is that the Canon of Scripture still is coming from a place of a loving God," Franklin said on the program this week. "God is not built to hate gay people. The Bible is not a manual on how to hate gay people.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Friday, June 7, 2019 7:08:00 AM

Stars of TLC's 'Rattled' on How God Worked 'Unbelievable Miracles' Amid Cancer Battle & Infertility 

When Aly Taylor was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in October 2011, doctors said her chances of ever having children were slim to none.
 
Just 24 years old at the time, Aly and her husband, Josh, had been trying to get pregnant when doctors discovered her stage 3 cancer.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:51:00 AM

Actress Stacey Dash: I Was About To Get An Abortion & God Told Me To Keep My Son 

A Hollywood actress is recounting how God spoke to her as she was about to undergo an abortion and instead chose life.
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:36:00 AM