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.
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."
California's largest school district will test out an LGBT-inclusive sex education course that will be taught at selected schools for children in the fourth through sixth grades this year.
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.
A California school board voted after much debate that books teaching students about transgenderism are to continue being used at its elementary schools. An option that would have allowed parents to opt their children out from such lessons has been rejected.
A noted evangelist said President Donald Trump's U.N. speech might represent the coming of one the "greatest miracles" the world has ever seen — the nations coming together on a global level.
The U.S. and U.K. have both have both been ranked among the top five countries where ISIS propaganda material is most widely consumed online.
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.
A group of United Methodist Church clergy and laity have launched a movement meant to stress unity for a mainline denomination divided by the debate over LGBT issues.
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.
Bishop T.D. Jakes presided over the memorial service of Pastor JoeNell Summerfield on Monday and reminded the church that they were there to celebrate her life. But her children said the year had been a "traumatic" one for his family and the church, as they lost both their parents.
Snoop Dogg may be gearing up to star in a faith-based reality television series that centers around his upcoming gospel album.
In a recent interview, Nick Cannon's younger brother, Gabe Cannon, who is now a Christian artist, revealed that he and his other brothers are praying for their celebrity sibling to take a break from his busy life and turn to Jesus.
Even though Chris Pratt wasn't invited to attend the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards with his estranged wife Anna Faris Sunday night, the actor praised her work on the show when he was approached by paparazzi for comment.
Whether or not Christians should watch scary movies like "It" and "Mother!" is generating conversation about how films can be used to teach moral truths about evil, as these latest movies push boundaries previously unexplored in cinema.
Tyrese Gibson says God's grace has enabled him to overcome a traumatic childhood in which he watched his parents' addictions consume them.
After posting an urgent plea for prayer after his newborn son stopped breathing over the weekend, for King & Country's Luke Smallbone said the baby is now doing well. But the father revealed that the infant will need skull surgery in the near future for an unrelated issue.
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.
A radical Hindu mob beat a Christian pastor and his friend on their way to prayer in an Indian village. The pastor has nevertheless vowed to remain strong in his commitment to follow Jesus Christ.
A Brazilian judge ruled last week in favor of an evangelical Christian psychologist who offers what critics call "conversion therapy" for homosexuals.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Indian priest who was held hostage by Islamic extremists for over 18 months in Yemen before being released last week, said during a news conference that he thanks God for his captors, adding that they did not hurt him while he was held captive.
Yes, it would be wonderful if Jesus returned for His people this week, but it's not going to happen. Count on it. The Second Coming will not take place this year on September 23.
Since the left and complicit journalists in the mainstream media cannot defeat President Donald Trump on the issues or legitimate grounds such as dishonesty, they have resorted to a superficial collection of tactics.
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.
These days, colleges expect their students to drink like fish and hook up frequently. And they're just trying to keep a lid on it. Sort of.
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.
While I understand and respect the importance of borders and security, those protected by this policy are worthy of our compassion and concern. This is not a question of border security — these individuals have already been in the country for many years, some for decades.
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.
President Trump's first speech before the U.N. was vintage Trump, for better or for worse. One line in particular epitomized why some people love him and others loathe him: "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself." Accordingly, his speech drew enthusiastic praise as well as breathless condemnation.
Much has been said, and written, about Senator Dianne Feinstein's prejudicial questioning of Notre Dame Professor Amy Coney Barrett in her nomination hearing for 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. But Senator Al Franken's line of questioning was also disconcerting. Franken used Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) definition of hate to characterize her as extreme.
With so much devastation in the news, it's hard not to ask God, "Why?" Here's some help for responding to questions about natural disasters and God.
Linking the "Unsealed" film with all evangelical Christians is unfair. When we wake up Sunday to find the video's prophecy unfulfilled, even more people are likely to mock our faith. But such is the culture we inhabit.
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?
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.
If you think North Korea's dictators are bad for the world, just imagine what it's like to be a Christian there. Operation World says that although no one really knows their true number, there could be as many as 350,000 underground Christians. Where did they all come from, and how do they survive?
Here are some obvious questions that are going through many people's minds. Could it be that God chooses to heal some and not others? If so, how can we pray for healing with any confidence?
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.
What should we do about public monuments to leaders and heroes of the Confederacy? And what about monuments to our Founding Fathers who were slaveholders, men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have made clear that many problems are too big for the government to tackle alone.
Whatever happened to good and evil? Evil is often nowadays called good. And good is called evil. It seems too many would prefer being raptured out of responsibility, rather than engaging society to make a difference.
Commendably, the Trump administration is set to initiate a new Iran policy, which will be announced in October. Such change is imperative.
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.
Dare 2 Share Live is fast approaching. On September 23rd we will, by God's grace, gather 50,000 teenagers in 69 locations across the nation to inspire, equip and unleash them to pray for, care for and share the gospel with the people in their cities and on their social media feeds.
It is impossible to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit. So is God's Spirit in everyone?
The headline of a recent story in USA Today reads "Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA." These groups don't "merely" supplement government relief efforts. In many instances, they are the government response.
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.
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."
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?