You have probably noticed the fascination with zombies in American culture today. While zombies are only make-believe, they provide a powerful illustration for the Christian life.
Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retail chain, was honored Saturday that the Faith and Freedom coalition's "Road to Majority 2013" conference with a "Courage in Business Leadership" award. The Christian Post interviewed him about the company's current lawsuit over the birth control mandate and the "Green Collection," the world's largest private collection of biblical antiquities and artifacts.
We were deeply troubled that earlier this month, the House of Representatives allowed themselves to be drawn into a political black hole when they followed the lead of Representative Steve King of Iowa, (a longtime opponent of sensible immigration reform), and passed his very ill-advised amendment to de-fund DACA, as part of the 2014 Department of Homeland Security spending bill.
Some Christians know they are going to heaven. Other Christians are pretty sure they are going there. Many unbelievers, meanwhile, assume they are going to heaven, or they simply don't believe that heaven is even a real place. Try asking 20 Christians and 20 unbelievers about their hope for the afterlife. You will start to see the science behind the assurance of salvation. In other words, there is knowledge to be gained through the systematic study of their responses.
Today's vast population of caregivers is full of fathers caring for an elderly or disabled spouse, a chronically ill loved one, or a child with special needs. Peter Rosenberger, a caregiver for nearly thirty years, recently provided five Father's Day gift suggestions to those dads who daily struggle to care for a vulnerable loved one.
When I write "Christianity is losing in America," of course I don't mean that God or, by extension, his kingdom is failing. The kingdom of God comes in force unlike anything else in creation. It is the present form of Christianity—uniquely influenced by American culture—that is failing precisely because it has been enculturated with ideas foreign to the kingdom of God and the good news of the kingdom.
The torch for defending biblical truth and practice represented by the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has been passed from its leader of 25 years, Richard Land, to evangelical theologian Russell Moore. The occasion was marked with a special tribute to Land and an address by Moore to more than 4,400 members attending the SBC's annual meeting this week in Houston.
Five years ago, online dating was still considered taboo, but now online dating has become a societal norm and the Christian community is no exception. While it's rare nowadays to find a single Christian who isn't open to online dating, church leaders may be slower to adopt the evolution of what has become the dating "norm."
You can have a thriving ministry without a thriving relationship with God, but only temporarily. Anyone can fake it in the short run, but to go the distance, you need a passionate devotional life and continual closeness to Jesus. Often, pastors tend to allow the busyness of ministry and the necessity of studying for sermon preparation to replace a real, personal walk with Jesus. But God wants better for you. Three T's for a thriving walk with Jesus…
Fear is a daily battle that everyone in ministry is called to fight. Because we all tend at points to suffer from God amnesia, because we live in a fallen world and do not write our own stories, being ruled by fear is always a clear and present danger. There are moments when all of us get captured. When all of us get sidetracked.
A majority of evangelical leaders expect evangelical political activism to increase over the next decade, according to a poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals.
The family of imprisoned U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini was able to visit him in Evin Prison in Iran, revealing that he was in "good spirits" and that the most severe medical symptoms he had been suffering from have waned.
The president of Exodus International, an organization that formerly promoted the idea that a gay person could be cured of same-sex attraction through reparative therapy, will apologize to those who felt harmed by some of the group's practices in a special report set to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Thursday.
Since Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 40 years ago, anti-abortion activists have successfully passed legislation regulating and restricting the right to an abortion, and they have been successful at moving public opinion in their direction. On the marriage issue, though, public opinion has moved in recent years toward allowing the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples, and 12 states and the District of Columbia have redefined marriage. Given that the pro-life and pro-marriage causes are two of the core issues of social conservatives, or the Christian Right social movement, why is the former winning and the latter losing?
Despite his crushing loss, the teenage son of a popular Texas youth pastor Brian Jennings, who was killed just minutes before Father's Day while trying to help a stranded motorist, has decided to heed the lesson on forgiveness his dad had planned to teach on Sunday.
The U.S. Senate approved an amendment Tuesday to the immigration reform bill that provides automatic citizenship to all persons who were born outside the United States and were adopted by U.S. citizens. The provision would fix a controversial law that has led to the deportation of adoptees who lived most of their lives in the United States.
Hispanic faith leaders around the country are partnering with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy with the aim to persuade Hispanic teens to avoid engaging in early sexual activity while facilitating open dialogue within the context of Christian-based morals.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently launched "Lose to Gain," its second half-hour video program installment of the My Hope America with Billy Graham campaign series. With less than five months remaining in the campaign, nearly 14,000 churches have registered in the project that culminates in an evangelistic video featuring portions of Billy Graham's preaching, intertwined with true stories of people who decided to follow Christ.
A Texas megachurch pastor, whose 'Aviation Department' advised him that upgrading the blades on his helicopter would save his church $50,000, recently caused an uproar for asking his congregation to help finance the upgrade with $52 'favor seeds.'
Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, spoke with The Christian Post at the SBC's annual meeting about the impact suicide has had on his family, following the death of his eldest daughter, Melissa, in November 2009. Page exposes the process of grief, hope and healing survivors of suicide experience in his newly released book, Melissa: A Father's Lesson from a Daughter's Suicide.
Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, unveiled Ministry Grid, an Internet-based online ministry training tool for pastors, church staff and volunteers that he believes will better equip pastors in training new leaders to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
A jury says an Ohio church should pay $3.6 million to a woman who was sexually assaulted as a teenager by her then pastor.
Gospel singer and pastor Deitrick Haddon chatted with The Christian Post about the release of his 12th studio album, R.E.D.: Restoring Everything Damaged, and its first single "Have Your Way."
Christian Rock Band Hillsong United will finish their summer tour "Welcome Zion" on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks to a new app, fans around the world can live-stream their last two performances.
The recently released movie "This is the End," which has received some criticism from Christians for inaccurately portraying the apocalypse by biblical standards, reportedly had to be partially re-done to include a scene showing heaven due to popular demand by a test audience.
A California museum has decided to showcase relics from the large set once used by Cecil B. DeMille to film his silent movie epic "The Ten Commandments."
The fourth season finale of "The Voice" took place last night in Los Angeles with Passion movement founder Louie Giglio in attendance. Giglio took to Instagram to post a photo of him, his wife, Shelley, as well as "The Voice" producer Mark Burnett, and his wife, Roma Downey, on the set of the show.
One Million Moms is currently criticizing Kraft Foods for its new "Let's Get Zesty" salad dressing advertising campaign, which the group argues uses sex to sell by promoting a nearly-naked "Zesty Guy" as their official spokesperson for the product.
Islamic preacher Abu Islam, who was convicted on charges of contempt of Christianity, incitement to strife and disturbing public security and sentenced to 11 years in jail, says he does not care about the verdict against him yesterday, as it will not prevent him from carrying on to "attack the Church."
Pope John Paul II, the popular Polish pope who served from 1978 until his death in 2005, has had a second miracle attributed to his name, setting him on course toward the fastest canonization in modern Roman Catholic Church history.
The U.S. State Department's 2012 report on International Religious Freedom has claimed that the Indonesian government has failed to protect individuals who are targeted for their religious beliefs.
Reports in Western media about the victory of a moderate cleric in Iran's presidential election have raised expectations for change in the Islamic republic, but local Christians doubt the next president, Hassan Rouhani, will be able to alleviate Christian persecution.
Research in an exciting new field of science called behavioral epigenetics now suggests that the experiences of our most recent ancestors, good or bad, can influence the lives we lead today but science might soon be able to put an end to it.
A new study reveals the number of pastors and churches engaged in the use of Twitter and Facebook has significantly spiked in less than two years.