A Korean-American citizen, who teaches at a university funded by evangelical Christians and has reportedly been involved in aid and relief programs to North Korea, was detained at Pyongyang's international airport while trying to leave that country, according to reports.
Conservative African and Asian Anglican church leaders are reportedly ready to put forth their own bishop in the Church of England in defiance of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who they believe is softening on gay marriage.
The grand imam of the Egyptian Muslim institution al-Azhar is holding a World Conference on Peace in Cairo, in which Pope Francis, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Coptic Pope Tawadros II will also take part "to eliminate the causes of conflict, violence and hate."
Conservative radio host and best-selling author Eric Metaxas debated left-leaning evangelical social justice advocate Jim Wallis on the topic of evangelical support for President Donald Trump on Saturday.
The Muslim man who allegedly threatened attendees at a Christian conference in a Facebook post after being ejected from the event in South Dakota earlier this month has been arrested and charged with a terrorism related offense.
In response to a First Amendment lawsuit against it, Georgia Gwinnett College argues that it removed a Christian preacher from campus because his speech, though made in a "free speech zone," rose to the level of "fighting words."
The issue of religious freedom and even persecuted Christians in the Middle East are held in low regard by employees at the U.S. State Department thanks to a culture of institutional bias that plagues the department, a former agency employee has said.
April is sexual abuse awareness month and a Texas-based ministry decided to draw attention to the issue by displaying a huge electronic billboard in New York City's Time Square.
In part one of a message titled, "The Parable of Spiritual Growth," Pastor Greg Laurie of the Harvest Fellowship megachurch spoke about different kinds of hearers of God's Word, to help Christians and seekers negotiate their way to spiritual growth.
Nearly 150 United Methodist clergy and clergy candidates have signed onto a letter demanding that the Mainline Protestant denomination recognize LGBT ordination.
A network of American pastors is aiming to connect the older generation of ministers with younger ones to address the vast numbers of millennials and youth who are not only leaving the faith but don't have a biblical worldview.
What would it be like to become the first black pastor at the largest church in the country? Pastor John Gray opened up about the experience on media tycoon Oprah Winfrey's program "Super Soul Sunday."
The "Bible Answer Man" radio show program with Hank Hanegraaff has been booted from Bott Radio Network over concerns regarding biblical accuracy, following Hanegraaff's conversion into the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Longtime Jesus Culture front woman Kim Walker-Smith released her new solo album, On My Side, Friday and shared a message that she feels God has given her for the millennial generation during these divisive times in America.
"The Promise" hits theaters this weekend and while it features a love story about a journalist (played by A-list actor Christian Bale) who's stuck in a riveting love triangle, what the film is actually about is the 1914 genocide of Armenian Christians.
La'Porsha Renae, the "American Idol" alumna who has upset the LGBT community on more than one occasion, says she's standing firm in her decision to lead a heterosexual lifestyle after being a lesbian for two years.
Actor Stephen Baldwin says that with President Donald Trump in office, he believes things will begin to move in a direction that is better off for all Americans.
Pope Francis has urged governments to free migrants and refugees from holding centers in European countries, which he compared with "concentration camps."
This week's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées is likely to make security a key issue in the presidential election, the first round of which will be held Sunday, days after a written note defending the Islamic State was found lying next to the body of the gunman who shot dead a policeman. Voters had thus far been concerned mostly about the lack of economic growth in the country.
Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five in Pakistan who for seven years has been facing death by hanging for allegedly insulting Islam, could face her final Supreme Court hearing in June, her lawyer has said.
A Nigerian pastor and popular televangelist, who has been accused of human trafficking and sexually abusing girls, was arrested at a South African airport on Thursday, with the dramatic scenes captured on video.
A suspect involved in the lynching of a Pakistani college student accused of blasphemy after a dormroom debate reportedly said that officials at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan told him that anyone who defended the victim would be handled with an "iron hand."
According to research by the abortion industry, more than half of women who undergo an abortion cite their partner's absence or unsupportiveness as a reason for choosing abortion. In short: the crisis in a "crisis pregnancy" is not the preborn child; the crisis is an absence of love.
The bullhorn or the mirror...these are your two choices. You will either use one or the other when you realize your youth ministry has stalled spiritually and/or numerically.
On Palm Sunday, two bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt killed nearly 50 persons and injured 120 others. I heard about it from two of my relatives-in-law, who were near enough to hear and feel the blast at St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria.
One of the greatest opportunities afforded to followers of Jesus Christ in America is the ability to live out our faith in the workplace.
Many of us are painfully familiar with the sorrow that follows sinful acts. Whenever the cheap thrill of a transgression wears off, our souls swell with regret, frustration, and maybe even despair. But this is a good response, isn't it? Only regenerate hearts respond negatively to sin, right?
Problems arise when we seek comfort, convenience, money, status, or recognition above the passion that God has placed within us.
We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is.
"There is so much negativity in our church. What can we do?" What can a pastor or church leader do to help move the congregation more positively?
In the age of Disney, Pixar and $200 million animated blockbusters, a modest Pennsylvania-based ministry has — somehow — captured the hearts and minds of children with cartoons about church history.
Hardly a day goes by where we don't hear about "trans" — as in transgender. Whether it's a trans child or a trans celebrity or a trans lawsuit, trans is ever before us.
It's happening again. A prominent figure of the political Right is being accused of preying on women and betraying the ideals of the conservative movement, yet rather than confront him, conservatives are rallying to his defense.
The results of the 2016 presidential election have spurred some soul-searching among many in the Democratic party. Some analysts are even encouraging Democrats to rethink their position on abortion.
I've been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money?
Some 2.3 million Americans are behind bars. That's more than any other nation in the world, in absolute terms and as a percentage of the population.
Dating and marriage can be a "Tinder" subject these days among Millennials, but let's be honest, dating is hard and the struggle is real!
The British government asked the public for help in naming a new ship. The name the people chose really rocked the boat.
Ultra-liberal Sweden is becoming a shell of its former self because liberalism has turned this once peaceful country into a chaotic, multicultural cesspool of violence and unrest.
A job, a true love, a baby, a cure ... Most of us are waiting on something from God. And Satan loves to torment us and tell us lies during those seasons of waiting. Here are some of the lies Satan will tell you about waiting and how to combat them.
Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan's Purse almost paid the ultimate price for serving others.
What if you could outrun death? Would you try to do it? What got me thinking about this hypothetical concept was an article this week in the New York Times entitled, "An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life." Well, it's certainly an intriguing thought.
A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York Times op-ed that omitted his crimes and terrorist organization membership and sparked scathing rebuke from the international community, the newspaper added a brief editor's note acknowledging the murder and terror-related convictions that led to his imprisonment.
It's refreshing to find secular sources finally concerned about truth, now that Donald Trump is president. But blaming evangelicals, who've been fighting the "truth is relative" concept in America for over 100 years, is misplaced.
I did not intend to write about this story, but when I saw a picture of the teenager in question, I had to.
If you serve as a pastor or church staff member, there is rarely a boring moment. A few years ago, I began polling pastors and church staff and collecting some really weird things church members said to them.
Several pastors have agreed that President Trump is a young Christian. We should give some thought to this matter.
Many youth leaders are struggling with "youth group drama." A hyper-sensitive clique of girls is mad at a insensitive clique of sarcastic boys (or vice-verse or mix-n-match.) Sides are taken. Words are spoken. Words are hurled. Feelings are hurt.
As the number one government official responsible for promoting and promulgating religious liberty around the world, this post serves a singularly important role in our time.
What is needed today is for someone or some agency, specialized in the development of strategy, to come forward with solid, well researched plans for the growth of the world church.