Christians traveling to the site of the mass shooting in California where 22-year-old Elliot Rodger killed six people before taking his own life, argue that Christians must stand up and speak on these sensitive issues.
"Evangelical church leaders have been largely silent on this crisis and that can't continue. These tragedies are a matter of life and death and they leave individuals, families, and whole communities devastated and in terrible fear. Christian leaders can't simply shrug their shoulders and walk away from such enormous tragedy. Clergy have a unique perspective and unique contributions to make toward solving this problem," the Rev. Rob Schenck of the National Clergy Council in Washington, D.C., said Wednesday.
The shooting rampage near the University of California at Santa Barbara on May 23 that left seven people dead and over a dozen injured has prompted a national dialogue on the role of men and women in society, particularly in light of Rodger's numerous videos where he says he is carrying out the attack because of his loneliness and lack of success with women. more >>
Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attended a predominantly black church on Sunday.
Sterling, 80, visited Praises of Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles on the invitation of senior pastor, Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, who met the billionaire last month.
Praises of Zion describes itself as an "active, growing Baptist congregation with a focus of blending people of all ages, ethnicity, regional, educational and economic backgrounds into a church united in worshipping, learning, loving and serving." more >>
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin, who declared months ago that fans would never see him on "Preachers of L.A.," stated during a recent radio interview that he was disappointed in the reality show, while a DJ suggested the Oxygen program has turned people away from God.
Franklin, asked during an appearance on "The D.L. Hughley Show" this week if he would appear on "Preachers of L.A.," revealed that he was not a fan of the show, which stars Bishop Noel Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson. "Preachers of L.A." gives an inside look at the ministries and personal lives of its leading men.
In a trivia segment of his radio program called "This or That," comedian D.L. Hughley asked Franklin if he would "rather star in the next season of ("Preachers of L.A.") or have your beautiful wife, Tammy (Collins), star in the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta?'" more >>
A "perfect Christian" family found dead in their upscale Mission Viejo, California, home Tuesday was murdered by their 21-year-old son in a bloody Memorial Day murder-suicide, say police.
Police say Michael Sheer, 21, believed to be the oldest child of Mark, 55, and Lydia Sheer, 54, first shot his parents and 15-year-old sister, Amy, then turned the shotgun on himself, according to the OC Register.
A family friend, identified as only L.J., described the Sheers as "the perfect Christian family" who regularly attended Mount of Olives Lutheran Church in Mission Viejo. more >>
A social media scavenger hunt that includes envelopes of money left in hiding places has caused a bit of a frenzy in the Los Angeles area for the last couple of days thanks to someone with the username @HiddenCash on Twitter.
In Burbank Thursday evening, aerial video from news choppers showed crowds "rushing bus stops and grassy knolls as cars backed up on surface streets," local NBC News reported. "Burbank police called the situation a traffic nightmare, and expressed safety concerns about the frenzy" occurring after the clues were tweeted.
With more than 340,000 Twitter followers and growing, @HiddenCash, described as a successful real estate investor, has been hiding money in different California cities and promises to do it again Friday evening. more >>
Firefighters from Vacaville, California, who had to abandon their order at a local Costco register to respond to an emergency call over the Memorial Day weekend, were overwhelmed with thanks when they returned for their goods and found a gift left by a mystery Air Force wife.
According to a post on the Vacaville Firefighters Association Local 3501's Facebook page on Sunday, the mystery military wife paid for the goods the firefighters had to leave behind and thanked them for their service.
"While one of our crews was shopping at Costco, wearing our camouflage shirts to honor the military, they received a 911 call and had to leave their cart of food and run out to the engine. After returning to the store to pay, a military wife paid for the entire cart and left this note," explained the post with a picture of the note. more >>