California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie gave a special sermon Sunday to help his congregation and Christians elsewhere in the country deal with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. There are at least six things that Christians can do, he said, including showing the power of a biblical marriage to the world.
Anti-LGBT pastors warned that God would seek vengeance in their first sermons after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling effectively legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, echoed the conservative dissents to argue that the Obergefell v. Hodges...
When President Obama broke out into “Amazing Grace,” to the astonishment of millions who were watching and would watch his speech on Friday, it was a moment when the spiritual and the political became indistinguishable. Our nation’s first black president was moved to sing an anthem written by
Obama praises their grace while telling unvarnished truths. Wrapping his words in the cloak of a church sermon, deploying the inflections and oratorical rhythms of a pastor, Barack Obama delivered one of his most searing speeches on modern race relations in America at a funeral service in Charleston on Friday. Show More Summary
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. + Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III talk "Prophetic Grief" in the aftermath of the Charleston killings at Mother Emanuel AME Church.
If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody how they’re traveling wrong, hen my living will not be in vain. This excerpt of a sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr. is tenderly recited by a man while aboard a train. Show More Summary
On Jan. 4, 1861, a Catholic bishop named Rev. A. Verot ascended a pulpit in St. Augustine, Florida, and defended the right of white people to own slaves. The apostle Paul, Verot claimed in his sermon, instructs slaves to obey their masters...Show More Summary
Just a few days after horror struck Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the church opened its doors for Sunday worship. As the congregation and community struggled to make sense of the shooting that left nine members dead, including the church's pastor, Rev. Show More Summary
The Father's Day service at the oldest black church in Los Angeles began Sunday with choir members clapping and dancing joyously down the aisle.
On Sunday Morning - 'Post Charleston Church Massacre Sunday' and Father's Day I set out to stray from attendance at my church home and instead go to another "Black church" to hear what they had to say about "The Charleston Church Massacre". Show More Summary
Around the world, few priests used their pulpits on Sunday to pass on the pope’s message on climate change, pollution and global inequality.
Emanuel AME, the South Carolina church where nine people were murdered reopened for Sunday service today. The service, led by Reverend Norvel Goff, focused on themes of love and forgiveness. During his sermon, Goff said: Read more.....
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a historic black church will return to their sanctuary Sunday and worship, perhaps united like never before, and similar sermons of recovery and healing will reverberate throughout the country. Sunday...Show More Summary
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a historic black church will return to their sanctuary Sunday and worship, perhaps united like never before, and similar sermons of recovery and healing will reverberate throughout the country.
Some sermons make you think or feel, some leave you itching to take action. And some sermons cause slight bruising because you've been called out for not doing enough of the aforementioned.
We are in desperate need of broken, humble men—men who are not afraid to admit that they need God; men who are more worried about prayer than about status and recognition; men who petition God rather than position themselves.
The only time I sat in what is known in Charleston as Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was in the early nineteen-sixties, when Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a sermon. I was a reporter at that time, and I remember King speaking not as a civil-rights leader but as a preacher, with call and response to his message coming back from the congregation.
Polk County (Florida) Sheriff Grady Judd is the guy who has no idea what the boundary lines are between church and state. He's given government presents to local churches and delivered sermons at a local church in uniform. A few days...Show More Summary
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert went on a rambling tangent Thursday in Congress that started with his disagreement with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and spiraled into what was almost a sermon denouncing gay marriage. Gohmert believes the United States was founded as and meant to be a Christian...
The masterful soul singer D'Angelo didn't have much to say between songs during his euphoric Monday night set at Club Nokia. He offered no sermons on justice, didn't footnote the messages on his new album, "Black Messiah," had little time for banter.