Hours after New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, announced the death of their controversial leader, Bishop Eddie Long on Sunday, the late preacher's daughter, Taylor, called her father "perfect" and said she didn't blame God for wanting him back.
Missouri State University has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former student who was dismissed from his M.S. in counseling program after expressing concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious views.
In response to the president-elect's criticism of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, at least 18 House Democrats have said they will not attend Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20.
A new report released this week outlines the changes in American society during President Obama's eight years in office; the number of Christians in the United States has dropped significantly, the statistics show, but others argue there's more to the story.
During his two terms in office, President Obama had a mixed record when it came to his appeal with evangelicals, especially those who are more theologically conservative. Here are ten ways that Obama disappointed tens of millions of evangelical Christian Americans.
One Million Moms, part of the conservative American Family Association group, has blasted Fox's comedy series "The Mick" as one of the most vulgar programs ever put under the TV-14 rating, promoting what it described as "child abuse and child exploitation at its worst."
Four law and order experts sparred in New York City Wednesday night over evidence-based data suggesting policing isn't racially biased in America and blacks do in fact commit more crimes than other racial groups.
A major news talk radio station in Washington, D.C., has pulled a pro-life group's advertisement urging Congress to strip America's largest abortion provider of millions of dollars in annual federal funding.
As the second season of National Geographic's "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" approaches, the Academy Award-winning actor is making the bold claim that the three most prominent religions in the world took their tenets from the ancient religion Zoroastrianism.
As President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take office, over six in ten Americans, including most Democrats, think religious freedom should be protected even if it conflicts with established laws, a new poll has found.
Dr. Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, reiterated during a confirmation hearing that although all Americans should be protected under the law, LGBT people should not be granted any "extra rights."
What should a white pastor do to talk to their congregation about race, justice and reconciliation? At least three things, says David Bailey, who leads a ministry that equips churches and organizations to engage in reconciliation.
Washington National Cathedral will be hosting events in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, focusing both his legacy and current activism.
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Trinity Church in Arizona warned in a blog post on marriage alongside his wife, Grace, that spouses who are struggling to forgive their wife or husband for sins committed against them need to listen to what Jesus Christ had to say.
A historic Baptist congregation in Washington, D.C. recently hired a same-sex married couple to serve as senior ministers for their church.
In response to the question of a recently engaged man who sought counsel on how to be a good husband 100 days before his wedding day, Tennessee-based theologian John Piper advised that couples should be as open as possible, and on the same theological page.
The Rev. Billy Graham recently clarified that it's "unwise" to assume that a person purposely lead a bad life knowing that they can convert on their deathbed.
Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie said that thinking that his son, Christopher, is in heaven helps him deal with the pain of his death, which he admitted makes birthdays, Christmas, and other celebrations difficult.
It's an insult to God when church leaders try to emulate the talents of other preachers instead of being themselves, said Texas-based Village Church Lead Pastor Matt Chandler.
American-British actor Andrew Garfield, who plays a 17th century Jesuit priest in director Martin Scorsese's "Silence" film, revealed that he was transformed while studying for the role, and found it surprisingly easy to "fall in love" with Jesus Christ.
Simone Biles made it from the foster care system to become an Olympic gold medalist, and now she wants to help other foster kids live their best lives.
Kirk Cameron returned to social media on Saturday to share his top New Year's resolutions and to reveal that he is now an ordained minister.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson missed the entire 2016 National Football League season due to an injury and says there is one thing he missed the most about playing football and it's not scoring touchdowns.
Actor Casey Affleck took home the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama Sunday night, and ended his speech by repeating a statement he once heard fellow actor Denzel Washington say: "God is Love."
Iraqi soldiers, civilians and children critically wounded in the fight against the Islamic State in Mosul now have a fighting chance at survival thanks to a new field hospital set up just miles outside of the war-torn city by the evangelical humanitarian aid group Samaritan's Purse.
Dozens of Christians from Egypt who have traveled to Libya for work to provide for their families are reportedly trying to escape and find a safe passage home. But they are surrounded by Islamic terror threats and facing limited options.
A persecution watchdog group says Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws are being used disproportionately to punish Christians, often for alleged crimes in which the facts do not line up.
A prominent house church pastor in southwest China's Guizhou province has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after being tortured into "confessing" charges related to "divulging state secrets."
Millions of Coptic Christians marked Christmas amid tightened security across Egypt this weekend while still mourning the more than two dozen victims of last month's suicide bombing during a Sunday mass in Cairo.
A number of young women and girls who were kidnapped and tortured as ISIS sex slaves have revealed that victims tried everything to escape, including cutting their wrists and trying to kill themselves, but their captors kept them alive.
Have you ever felt like God was pursuing you? If so, did it feel like a cop in a police car coming to arrest you, or more like a paramedic in an ambulance rushing to your rescue?
Oops! Left a word out. Should be, "Why I Love to Ridicule the Bachelor." As the kids say, "my bad!"
There are many great themes people have proposed for 2017, and numerous Bible verses that brothers or sisters in the Lord could select as wise, focused sources of Divine Light for the new year, 2017.
On October 26, some protester went to the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a sledgehammer and vandalized the star bearing the name of Donald Trump. Normally, I wouldn't care about such a story.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word "Baptist"? That is the question I asked in the Twitterverse. And many responded ... quickly and frequently.
Like no one before him, Donald Trump has shaken our nation, and love him or loathe him, he has done what no one else has ever done. On his journey to the presidency, he has broken (and rewritten) the rules, he has defied the establishment, and he has played both the bully and the victim.
Every child of God can experience a strong hunger for the Word of God. Just as healthy people have a natural appetite for food, healthy Christians have a spiritual hunger for Scripture. But what if you find yourself lacking any real hunger for God's Word? The solution to this problem is actually quite simple.
Let's face it. We all live busy lives ... between work, family, friends, and everything else that occupies — or threatens to occupy — our attention. I knew I had spent a little time on Facebook here and there but when I saw the actual statistics, I was mortified.
Liberalism is putting our lives at risk. Liberalism will not recognize the link between Islam and the recent spates of attacks the West is enduring — including the shooting in the Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim, the truck-driving attack on Christmas shoppers in Berlin, or the Ohio State student who drove his car into a crowd and then stabbed other victims.
This year, perhaps surprisingly, Hollywood has given us a reminder of why the principle of religious freedom is so important — to avoid the persecution of religious dissenters that has stained so much of world history.
My favorite movies always include what my theater professor in college called "exaltation" – a character who remains true to his principles and therefore is exalted, even if he loses or dies.
Those who believe you can lose your salvation should not chide those who believe in eternal security — "once saved always saved" is by no means a license to sin — it's a belief in God's guarantee. But on the flip side, those who embrace eternal security should not mock those who disagree.
Words can kill churches because they often have deadly actions behind them. As we begin this new year, please allow me to share six statements that I have heard from church members whose churches have died.
I know that God wants us to work, but what does He say about how to handle a difficult group of people, not just a job?
Donald Trump has opportunity to establish new direction in foreign policy, balanced between the blasé idealism and neglect of the Obama era, and the regime-change interventionism that came to characterize Iraq policy under George W. Bush.
How far can Christianity be reduced before it's no longer Christianity? We need to be able to answer that question with a firm answer.
I was recently sent an article, asking for my comments. It was written in 2013 and alleged that in the states where same-sex "marriage" had been opposed in America, there was an increase in STD's among gays, demonstrating that it was homophobia more than homosexual acts that caused STD's.
Four years ago, I made a very public mess of my faith. In a season of obstinate resistance to God's grace and faithless disobedience to his gospel, I was "outed" for having a profile on a gay social networking app.
Here's a sobering fact: the majority of women who undergo abortions also claim an affiliation with faith in Jesus. According to the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of the abortion industry), a combined 54 percent of women who underwent abortions in 2014 identified themselves as Protestant or Catholic Christians.
It's been a great few years for biblical archaeology. Here are three of our favorite examples.
I don't usually watch CNN, but after being snowbound in a motel for five days with no Fox News, I received an earful. Other than the mind-numbing, endless focus on the Russians supposedly hacking the election and finger pointing at Donald Trump for daring to challenge this hastily adopted assumption, it wasn't all bad.
If President Trump succeeds in removing the oppressive Johnson Amendment, which limits freedom of speech from the pulpits, will Christian leaders be more outspoken on controversial moral, cultural, and political issues?
I was in the terminal at the Ft. Lauderdale airport Friday when five people were killed by a deranged gunman. Some would say I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but I'm not so sure.
On January 20, President-elect Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated the 45th President of the United States. Many are scratching their heads wondering, "How did this happen?" Others look to the new administration in hopes of a better tomorrow.
"It's never too late to come back to Jesus" — various versions of this statement appeared throughout the comments section of an article I wrote last summer.
I have parents who talk to me all the time about their struggle with the question, "When should I enforce law and when should I give grace?"
When is a cold-blooded murderer hailed as an international hero? When he's a radical Islamic terrorist who slaughters Jews. They deserve to die!
Planned Parenthood sold baby parts and should be stripped of funding. So finds a select House investigative panel.
Apparently, we now live in a country where you can walk into an FBI office, admit to being an ISIS terrorist and you aren't taken seriously, but if you make a small rounding error on your tax return, rest assured, the IRS will come calling.
When we save just one life from abortion, we're saving the future. I'll explain with a beautiful story.
As I read on YAHOO SPORTS, you know what suddenly became way more exciting than the USC game ... These headlines: