Over 900,000 Christians have been martyred in the last 10 years, a Christian research firm affiliated with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts estimates.
A Christian pastor in Syria says the country is "being torn apart" in the midst of civil war, with Christians being killed for choosing to follow Jesus and staying behind to help victims.
When Vice President-elect Mike Pence gets sworn into office on Friday, he will place his hand on the same Bible and same Bible verse that former President Ronald Reagan used when he took his oaths of office.
As the nation remembers famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many seeking to broadcast his words and statements must pay the price.
Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson has claimed that there are three main reasons why President-elect Donald Trump was chosen by evangelical Christians over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's elections, arguing that the fight against abortion was deemed the most important issue by believers.
After the untimely death of her father when she was a teenager, Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out Burger, endured three failed marriages in an attempt to fill the void. An encounter with Christ, however, changed all of that.
Broadway actress Jennifer Holliday has backed out of appearing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony this week after succumbing to pressure from her LGBT fans, to whom she apologized for her "lapse of judgment."
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.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will no longer be giving its book on grief to people whose family members are killed in auto accidents after a group of atheists claimed the book seeks to promote Christianity and violates the First Amendment.
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.
Pastor James MacDonald, the founding and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in the Chicago area, started a three-week series, "This is What We Do," and in his first sermon on Sunday he urged the congregation to welcome others in the church without judgment.
Presbyterian Church (USA) has launched an online form for members of the mainline denomination to provide comments on the future of the PCUSA.
A Christian university professor and an evangelical pastor who've been wounded by fellow Christians have written a heartfelt book that engages their pain but also explains why they cannot give up on the Church.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The radical Fulani Islamic herdsmen group reportedly raided the predominantly Christian village of Kwayine, Adamawa State, Nigeria, killing 10 people, destroying homes, and leaving victims wondering what they did to deserve the sudden attack.
A Muslim man who is deaf gave his life to Christ after a friend invited him to a Christian church where he was introduced to a sign language translation of the Bible for the first time.
Pope Francis has condemned militant Islamist violence as "homicidal madness" on Monday and said leaders should improve social conditions that serve as fertile ground for fundamentalism and radicalisation.
One-hundred percent of Christians in 21 countries around the world experience persecution for their faith in Christ as over 215 million Christians faced "high levels" of persecution in the last year, a leading human rights watchdog group reports.
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.
I'm Eric Metaxas. Today on BreakPoint we re-present Chuck Colson's commentary on Martin Luther King Day and Dr. King's dramatic defense of the moral law.
It was April 1969. One hundred black students had taken over the student union on the campus of Cornell University in a protest for civil rights.
Oops! Left a word out. Should be, "Why I Love to Ridicule the Bachelor." As the kids say, "my bad!"
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?
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.