2-Month-Old Baby Being Christened Dies With 11 Family Members as Church Collapses in Mexico Earthquake

A priest assistant has said that 11 members of a single family attending a baptism ceremony died when a church collapsed in Atzala, Mexico, during Tuesday's magnitude–7.1 earthquake, including the 2-month-old girl being christened.

Bill to Aid Christian Victims of ISIS' Genocide in Iraq and Syria Advances in Senate

A bill that would to provide emergency aid for Christians and other victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria was advanced by a Senate committee vote earlier this week, and a congressman who sponsored the legislation says the lack of action by the U.S. so far is "incomprehensible."

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Biola U. LGBT Students Demand Answer From President About Nashville Statement; University Responds

The response to the Nashville Statement continues to unfold, with a student group at a major Christian university arguing their president's silence on the issue is "incongruent" with the school's stated intentions toward LGBT individuals.

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Joel Osteen Opens Lakewood Church to Jewish Congregation After Hurricane Damages Synagogue

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, one of the largest nondenominational churches in America, has offered the use of its church building to a Conservative Jewish congregation whose synagogue was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey and is in need of a place to worship during the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days.

Theologians Respond to String of End of the World Date Predictions

For the past several decades, some Christians have declared that they know the date and time of Christ's return or the end of the world, predictions sometimes based on numerology. But these contentions should be ignored, leading theologians say, and they rest on a misunderstanding of both the text of Scripture and how time works in the Bible.

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Christian Woman Fired After Revealing She'll Vote 'No' in Australia's Gay Marriage Referendum

A children's entertainment company has found itself at the center of a controversy after it fired a Christian contractor simply because she posted on Facebook that it's alright to vote "no" in Australia's national referendum on same-sex marriage.

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No, Abortion and Birth Don't 'Belong Under the Same Roof'

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Abortion devotees have always had an iffy connection with reality, but whatever tie was between the two seems to be down to its last thread, a fact that made painfully obvious in a recent article, where a trio of abortion profiteers lodged the absurd declaration that abortion and childbirth really aren't so different after all.

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Child Baptism and Actual Discipleship

Some Christian parents have their babies baptized, while others have them dedicated. Some parents have their preteen children baptized upon their profession of faith in Christ, while other parents encourage their children to hold off on baptism until later in their teen years.

Opinion

The Unseen Culprits Behind Human Trafficking

We consider modern-day slavery a "good" vs. "bad" problem that can be solved with more police raids and criminal prosecutions. Yet, when we look at the underlying issues, it's rarely that straightforward. There are forms of cultural slavery, so ingrained in a society, they're considered normal and acceptable.

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Should Church Worship Spaces Be Used for Yoga?

There are Evangelicals and Catholics who critique yoga as wrong for Christians because its mantras originate in eastern religion. Setting aside that concern, should worship space be open to recreation and "profane" (i.e., secular) activities like yoga?

Opinion

Why Didn't God Heal Nabeel Qureshi?

While it seems insensitive to ask this while we grieve, people are wondering why didn't God heal Nabeel. After all, he was a brilliant and charismatic young man taken away from his wife Michelle and daughter Ayah, and the rest of us, far too early. Nabeel had so much more to give to his family and the Kingdom of God that his death seems completely senseless.

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Global Warmists Need to Lose the Arrogance

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence suggested hurricanes were "signs of Mother Nature's rage and wrath" for not believing in manmade climate change and electing Donald Trump. Natural disasters aren't leftwing attack dogs who target those who dare question the cogency of man-caused and man-controlled climate change.

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The Overcommitted Church

Many churches have become too busy for their own good. They have so many activities, programs, events, and services that they are wearing out their congregations.

What Should Christians Think About DACA?

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The 800,000 "Dreamers," brought to America as children, or born here, are illegal aliens because of someone else's decision. Christians should feel compassion for them. But DACA is unconstitutional.

Opinion

The Simple Truth That Can End Abortion

A radio host in Detroit told me he was shocked one day when a caller referred to his child as a "carbon unit." Yes, a carbon unit. That's how a dad talked about his own kid. But this is not much different than referring to a baby in the womb as a "mass of cells."

Opinion

Recruiting Students Isn't Brain Surgery

As I look around and see Christian schools with enrollment declines of 10 and 20 percent, or recruiting students overseas and gouging their tuition, or the ultimate failure closing their doors, I am saddened! At a time when a Christian education is most important, administrations and boards are dropping the ball. What's the problem?