An upcoming conference hosted by Andy Stanley’s church for ministry leaders and parents of LGBTQ children is being called a “clear and tragic departure from Biblical Christianity” by a prominent evangelical leader, who says the lineup of speakers reveals the event’s theological position.
Former government agent Tim Ballard, whose story is highlighted in the summer box office hit “Sound of Freedom,” has issued a defense against recent allegations of sexual misconduct.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Ballard was accused of taking women on overseas missions focused on sex trafficking and pretending that they were his wife. He was also accused of forcing them to share a bed or shower with him as a tactic to fool traffickers.
For this part, Ballard has shot down the allegations against him.
“Based on the allegations that are flying around and the questions being asked,” he said in a video posted to Instagram, “we’ve decided to tell you these tactics. While I do so, I’m going to pay homage, respect, love, and gratitude for these female operators who serve such an important role in rescue operations.”
Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada was recently released from the hospital following a 16-day stay due to a case of double pneumonia.
Tada, who leads Joni and Friends, issued an update on social media following her release from the hospital.
“Like many of the people we serve who struggle with constant health challenges, I can say with them, “God rescued me!” After 16 days in the hospital struggling with double pneumonia, I am home, happy, healing, and resting. The hospital provided oxygen for me, but it’s only temporary,” Tada wrote on Facebook last Thursday.
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was recently baptized in a swimming pool during the summer.
Kelly, who played for the Buffalo Bills and led the team to four straight Super Bowls, was surrounded by a small group of people who came to see him get baptized.
“The very best of Summer 2023,” his wife, Jill Kelly, wrote. “Jim’s t-shirt says, ‘God’s Real.’ He is! I have witnessed God at work in this man’s life for over 30 years…and I can tell you that God isn’t just REAL. He is faithful, trustworthy, kind, loving, compassionate, powerful, gracious, GOOD, merciful, forgiving…and so so much MORE.”
Max Lucado seems ready to talk about his new book “God Never Gives Up on You” and how it has played out in his own life. In a sit-down interview with Christian Headlines, Lucado said that he would be a lost sinner without God's love and grace. In his new book, Lucado reveals his struggle with a demanding schedule, which drove him to drink alcohol. Lucado also reveals in the book how God didn’t give up on him even while trying to hide his sin. It led him to study the life of Jacob, the main Biblical character the book explores. Lucado believes we have more in common with Jacob than we realize. Yet God has still chosen to use us anyway.
During last week's 2023 G3 Annual Conference, hundreds of attendees were evacuated from the venue due to a bomb threat.
The report of the bomb threat took place last Friday prior to a screening of the film “The Essential Conference,” produced by Grace Productions, a ministry of Grace Community Church led by pastor John MacArthur.
“I was mic’d up and ready to go on to talk about the Essential Church movie, and a bomb threat came into the building. G3’s been evacuated. Interesting timing @JennaEllisEsq @ArlenysBuckelew,” Shannon Paul Halliday, the writer and director of “The Essential Church,” wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
According to Church Leaders, security later apprehended a male suspect and turned him over to the police.
Jenna Ellis, a lawyer for MacArthur and Grace Community Church, told Church Leaders, “I’m very glad to hear the situation was managed and everyone attending is safe. I hope G3 will afford Grace Productions another opportunity to show ‘The Essential Church’ movie because every Christian needs to see this important documentary and prepare to stand firm in the future for God against tyranny.