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.
Pope Francis has re-established an institute devoted to the study of marriage and family, building upon the one previously created in the 1980s.
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has slammed a newspaper's claims that he blamed the recent string of hurricanes that hit the United States on God's punishment for the nation embracing homosexuality and transgenderism.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.
An American pro-life student group is launching a national truck tour filled with 328,348 baby socks, representing the annual number of babies aborted by Planned Parenthood, in a bid to expose the violence of abortion.
A Christian sociologist is sounding the alarm that recent scholarship is suggesting that sex between adults and minors has no long-term damage on the children. And whereas in years past this kind of research would have been roundly condemned publicly, it is now being met with silence.
Fr. James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest in America who sparked controversy with his book urging Catholics to be more accepting of LGBT people, has been disinvited from a prestigious Catholic seminary where he was scheduled to speak.
A California-based pastor, who has had three gay parents over the course of his life, stated that "there is a difference between acceptance and approval."
A Christian should either be discipled by another Christian or disciple other Christians at any given point, California megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie said in a sermon, underlining the need for believers to carefully read, study and live according to God's Word.
Ravi Zacharias remembers the day he realized something was wrong with his recently departed protégé, Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi.
About $700,000 has been donated to a GoFundMe page established by the late Christian apologist and author Nabeel Qureshi. Qureshi, a former speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries who was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer last August, died on Saturday.
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.
Three-time Emmy Award winner Kathie Lee Gifford has produced an inspiring new family musical experience based off of the account of David and Goliath found in the Bible.
Sadie Robertson is calling for people to pray for President Donald Trump and encourage him, even if he does not deserve it.
Christian artists Sir The Baptist, Kierra Sheard and Donald Lawrence want to pay people to join relief efforts in Houston, Texas, after the city was ravished by Hurricane Harvey last month.
Popular reality TV star Joanna Gaines says even though she doesn't read the tabloid stories about her and her husband, Chip, she's still impacted by them because the couple is constantly forced to quash rumors that their fans hear and might actually believe.
The horror film "Mother!" has once again brought a dark narrative to theaters ahead of fall and lead actress Jennifer Lawrence says the storyline is all based on filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's illustration of the Bible.
"The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God!" Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the small Caribbean island nation of Dominica declared as the powerful Category 5 Hurricane Maria ravaged his country Monday night.
A court in Egypt has sentenced to death seven people over links to the Islamic State terror group in northwest Egypt and over the February 2015 beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
A Catholic priest and another civilian who were among several abducted in May by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern Philippines have been rescued, according to reports.
Margaret Court, an Australian tennis legend-turned-Pentecostal pastor, has had her local tennis club membership cut following her outspoken views defending traditional marriage.
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.
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?
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?
I told you about the move to extend the so-called "right to die" to mentally ill people back in May. I told you back then that it was a terrible idea, and now that I've seen the rationale fully set forth, I'm looking for a word that's stronger than "terrible."
The number of abortion facilities in the United States has been declining, and many midwestern and southern states have few abortion clinics left. In response, supporters of legal abortion have advanced some medically risky proposals to expand abortion access.
The city of Berkeley was on alert. Barriers were erected to stop violent protesters. Bank of America boarded up windows. Police were authorized to use pepper spray if merited. Traumatized UC Berkeley students were offered counseling if needed. What was causing this disturbance? Ben Shapiro gave a talk.
Sex has the power to shape our beliefs, and participating in the romantic and sexual practices of unbelievers can eventually wear down even the strongest faith.
There is broad body of research which shows that cutting of funding for abortion reduces abortion rates.
I enjoy downtime from work. Going to nice places helps me to recharge and create family memories. Surely God doesn't mind if we take great vacations, but I don't know where to find it in the Bible!
In 1973, with the bang of a gavel, seven men in Washington, D.C. consigned tens of millions of future Americans to an incredibly premature death. These Americans were condemned to die before they were born. When he first read about the decision, a Christian businessman from Chicago was dumbfounded. Joe Scheidler decided to quit his career.
The Orthodox Jewish community was particularly hard hit. Observant Jews can only eat kosher food; little was available in Houston after Harvey. Then two pastors remembered their Jewish friends.
Texas is just a little different than most states. Many Texans didn't wait for national relief organizations to swoop in and save the day. It's as if there is an unspoken rule among Texans that if a brother is in need, we will do what we can to help out. Political background, religion, race, language, age, gender…none of it matters. We will find a way to back each other up.
How do we move forward and dig ourselves out of an America where hateful, vicious, and even violent rhetoric is the rule more than the exception?