Bishop , we might totally disagree on this. I'm decisively pro-inclusion. That said, we are still brothers in Christ. And, I have to be honest, my white elders -- evangelical men and fellow travelers in your generation -- remain silent or straight up antagonistic about these matters.
"They don't judge you. The program offers you a feeling of hope. The program taught me what it meant to forgive. If you want people to bless you and move forward despite your past, you have to learn to do that for others."
No matter what situation is changing, don't get discouraged! It's uncomfortable, but great things never come from comfort zones. Embrace and welcome change. Consider it a blessing you needed but couldn't make happen on your own.
In Bishop T.D. Jakes's latest bestselling book 'Instinct,' he discusses how anyone can and should listen to their gut despite what data may say or which naysayers may surround them.
"When I am in the area when I am using my instinct to creatively function I am passionate, I am empowered, I am motivated. Nothing is difficult to do."
Religious communities calling a new pastor, rabbi or imam do not get the same public attention focused on the choice of the next king of late-night TV. But saying goodbye to a longtime leader and deciding on a new spiritual CEO pose special challenges for congregations.
What may matter more than the new pope's nationality is his commitment to allowing the growth of lay leadership and culturally sensitive worship that is at the heart of the success of the Pentecostal movement.
O' Lord, we need You now!
Why come to Toronto if you aren't going to shine a bit of a light on the live audience and city in general? Why have the speakers counsel these random Skypers from across the world when they could have done some personal exercises with members of this audience?
No matter how opulent my expression of praise may be, it cannot convey the enormity of my appreciation.
"He killed my son." Words no father should ever utter, and yet that these words hang in the atmosphere over Sanford, Fla., like humidity on a dank summer's eve; like an echo unanswered, demanding recompense.
Although taken far too soon and too unexpectedly, we can learn these things from Whitney Houston's home going services.
There has been no widespread public call within the African-American religious community demanding for Eddie Long to step down, be sat down or altogether shutdown.
Martin Luther King lived by faith with love, justice, and truth as the triumvirate of his legacy.
After 35 years in ministry and 30 years of marriage to Serita Jakes, I have outlined key life lessons learned from these two great institutions.
This year Pastor Corey Brooks has buried ten young black men under the age of 25. He is sick and tired of the violence in the black community and has declared enough.