All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘church’

Leah Remini Thanks HBO For New Investigative Documentary On Scientology, Church Calls Her ‘Self-Absorbed’

Former Scientologist actress Leah Remini sent out a heartfelt thanks to HBO filmmakers for their work in making the investigative documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Remini made headlines after her high-profile exit from the Church of Scientology in July 2013. According to a statement released during her departure, the main reason she left the religious sect …

Read More

Leah Messer: ‘Teen Mom 2′ Star Finds Religion

Leah Messer of Teen Mom 2 fame has reportedly turned to religion. The 22-year-old wife and mom has a lot to work through, including an ongoing drug problem. Her husband, Jeremy Calvert, also believes she cheated on him with an ex. And to top things off, Leah Messer is in the midst of a custody battle with ex-husband Corey Simms …

Read More

Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

One of the biggest goals of Pope Francis in his brief popedom thus far has been to get the Catholic Church closer to the average person, prompting church officials to “go out into the streets”. Francis’s message resonated with Sister Cristina Scuccia so much that she decided to do Pope Francis one better and take her talents to national television, …

Read More

Colton Burpo: Little Angel or Exploited Kid?

Little Colton Burpo went through hell, then told everyone he’d been to heaven. When Colton Burpo’s appendix ruptured, he was only 4 years old. He was rushed to the hospital and had a brush with death — though he was never declared clinically dead during his ordeal — but he was pulled through thanks to some wonderful doctors and nurses …

Read More

Rick Warren Works On Mental Health Ministry In Memory Of Son’s Suicide

Pastor Rick Warren, author of best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, is working on a new ministry a year after his son’s death. Matthew Warren, Pastor Warren’s 27-year-old son, committed suicide by shooting himself last year. He had been struggling with suicidal thoughts and depression for several years. Warren said that he was not going to waste the pain he …

Read More

Nun Birth in Italy Quite the Shocker

In “oops” news, a nun who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a nine pound baby boy Wednesday, in the small, central Italian city of Rieti. The 31-year-old nun, originally from El Salvador, said she started having stomach pains Wednesday morning and called an ambulance. A few hours later she was in a hospital recovering from labor. “I …

Read More

Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside of Four Churches in California

The religious-crazed circus is at again with all their obnoxious antics and political beliefs. Westboro Baptist Church was scheduled to protest at four churches in Glendale, Calif. on Sunday morning. According to their website, the protests were to take place at Holy Family Catholic Community, Salem Lutheran Church and School,  St. Matthews Church, Glendale Presbyterian Church, and First United Methodist Church of Glendale. …

Read More

Pastor Defrocked Over Officating Son’s Gay Marriage

In 2007, Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer made the decision to officiate his son’s gay marriage in Massachussets. It was one of the rare locations in the United States where gay marriage was legal at the time. Schaefer thought of it as “an act of love”. A United Methodist jury felt differently. The pastor was shocked to learned that he would …

Read More

Atheist Churches Are On the Rise in the U.S.

A new type of church is springing up these days, but these aren’t your run of the mill churches. Sure, you’ve got people congregating on Sunday morning as well as participating in a lot of other things that are part of your average Christian church service. However, these new churches that are popping up aren’t worshiping Jesus Christ, nor do …

Read More

Billy Graham Launches “My Hope” Campaign in US

We’ve all seen those massive, conglomerate, super churches. And we’ve also all either been supremely awed by their presence, or extremely jealous that our favorite sports teams don’t have gyms as nice as the local church. Whatever the reaction, there is probably one man to thank or despise – Billy Graham. Reverend Graham rose to prominence in the 1950’s due …

Read More

Churches Now Attracting Members With Free Beer

NPR reports that while some churches are dealing with the problem of a dwindling congregation, others are trying to create a new kind of Christian community: one dedicated to good beer. Church-in-a-Pub, as it’s being affectionately called, sounds like quite a fun Sunday. “I find the love, I find the support, I find the non-judgmental eyes when I come here, …

Read More

Boy’s Adoption Plea: “I’ll Take Anyone”

It’s hard to imagine being in the shoes of 15-year-old Davion Only. The young Florida teen has been in foster care all of his life, and all he wants is a family to call his own. Davion decided to take matters into his own hands earlier this month and addressed a church congregation of more than 300 people, begging for …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»