With the growing visibility of transgender identity, in recent years there has been an increased effort by some government entities to advance goals for the transgender community.
Prominent evangelical leader James Dobson has responded to a CBS News report highlighting how the European nation of Iceland is on the verge of "eradicating Down syndrome births" because of the combined use of of prenatal screening and abortion.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church founding pastor Tim Keller has warned Christians in the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that some in their circles could themselves be attracted to white nationalism.
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel gave pro-life activist Dave Daleiden a victory Monday after he was barred by a lower court from releasing information about the University of Washington's purchase of baby body parts for research.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama's tweet in response to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend has become the most liked post of all time on the social media giant.
A majority of Muslims in the United States are as concerned about global Islamic extremism as the general population, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Suggestions that the Great American Eclipse is a sign of God's judgment on the United States continue to emerge, with one pastor saying it means Christians should be repenting, given when it falls on the Jewish calendar.
Jeffrey Johnston, a Maine native who used to be known as "Janelle," said that when it comes to ministering to transgender people "it's all about the love of God."
On Saturday, in the middle of the chaos in Charlottesville, Virginia, that began the night before, Erwin Raphael McManus, author and pastor at Mosaic in Los Angeles tweeted, "We cannot unite with hate. We must stand against it. You cannot reason with racism. You must condemn it. The church must lead the way. NOW!"
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Recently deceased Crystal Cathedral Ministries founder Robert Schuller's belongings are being auctioned off online. The estate sale company Everything But The House has been working with Schuller's daughter, Carol Milner, on the auction.
As California evangelist Greg Laurie prepares to host his 28th annual SoCal Harvest evangelism crusade in Anaheim next weekend, he says he doesn't believe there is special prophetic significance to the total solar eclipse that will occur the day after the three-day revival event.
The multi-site nondenominational Mariners Church will be opening its newest location in California in September.
Kim Burrell was not hurt that her invitation to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was rescinded earlier this year when her sermon speaking against the LGBT lifestyle went viral, but she did admit to crying after some fellow gospel musicians spoke out against the singer and pastor.
Mitch Davis staggered out of his BMW 633 CSi, bleary eyed and completely sapped of energy from a 24-hour shift at Disney studios in Burbank, California. During his 90-minute commute home to Glendora, he had only one thought in mind – to crumple into his heavenly bed and sink into a mindless state of sleep.
Chris Pratt is dealing with a public separation from his wife, Anna Faris, but that didn't stop the action star from speaking about Jesus Christ in his first public appearance since announcing his marital woes last week.
Christian artist Tauren Wells who's the opening act for Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey's "All the Hits Tour" says his goal is to "invade the tour" with God's love.
The United States has detailed the atrocities suffered by Christians and other minorities at the hands of the Islamic State terrorist group, specifically calling it genocide, in the Trump administration's first International Religious Freedom Report, released Tuesday.
A Christian mother who was arrested earlier this year amid a crackdown on evangelical Christians in the African nation of Eritrea has died, a Christian human rights organization reported.
The Indian state of Jharkhand reportedly passed on Saturday a controversial anti-conversion bill, which pastors and persecution watchdog groups say aims to stop Christian witness and "ruin the lives of people."
Pope Francis and the Vatican have ordered an end to a Belgian Catholic charity's "disloyal" and "outrageous" practice of offering euthanasia at all 15 of its psychiatric hospital centers.
What are we to make of these developments in Charlottesville? We are all sinners, alienated from God and isolated from each other.
A radical Christian is one who sells her property and possessions, flies across the ocean to serve the starving children in Calcutta. Fundamentalist radical Islam is something utterly dissimilar. It is predicated around the idea that Islam must have worldly power.
Every racist ideology, including the white nationalism and neo-Nazi rhetoric and images displayed by the so-called alt-right in Charlottesville, is rooted in the pit of hell. There's no defending it.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order to stop subsidizing cities which obstruct immigration law. Chicago filed suit in response. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to continue collecting federal dollars while ignoring federal policy.
The White House is in danger of misidentifying the times. Political polarization in the nation has reached its next troubling stage.
The left has figured out several methods that successfully work to divide the left and the right. One of their cleverest ways is stirring up race wars, because it has the extra benefit of making the right look bad.
Any time a country faces an uncertain future, some turn to the past. Neo-Nazis are rising in popularity wherever white people feel threatened and victimized. What biblical truths should guide us as we respond to the rising racism and Nazism of our day?
In the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy, what grieves me the most is that so much of the church sounds just like the world.
To say that people are gobsmacked by the overwhelming support by Christians for President Trump is an understatement.
Jane Hodgson, who died about a decade ago, was celebrated in liberal circles as a pioneer of abortion rights. She was a master at justifying the killing of human life in the womb.
America-bashing is now all the rage. Making its first bold modern-day appearance under President Obama, it has become a cause célèbre with the election of President Trump. Indeed, a hatred for Donald Trump and the "deplorables" he represents is what fuels it.
As a citizen of Charlottesville, I want to publicly state my disgust and condemnation of the rally that occurred to champion white supremacy. And we will also not be one-day activists who aren't interested in faithful, gritty work in this community. We will instead be Christians. We will continue to give the gospel issue of racial division our full attention. We will call white supremacy what it is: sin.
Racism was real growing up in North Denver. For my family it was "us" verses "them." And the result was extreme violence, shed blood and intense hatred. But then Jesus came in and changed everything.
No eclipse of this kind has occurred in the continental U.S. observable from coast to coast since 1918. This total eclipse will touch only one country: the United States. Could the eclipse be a sign from God?
If you listen to some secular media, you'd get the impression that Donald Trump is responsible for Charlottesville and that those who voted for him are culpable as well. You'd also get the impression that unless you denounce Trump, you are guilty of racism and are likely a white supremacist.
It's not your problem. It's not my problem. It's our problem. And we do have a problem here in America. A racial problem.
Many churches are dying. Some are so sick that they are a few years, perhaps just months, from death. But too many refuse to do anything.
An unrepentant man attends church while continuing a porn addiction; a wife leaves her husband for a boyfriend; a gossip continues belittling and slandering … the lists goes on and on. Sadly, many churches take the easy route by avoiding confrontation. But saying nothing is saying something.
Fifty years ago, Joni Eareckson Tada's life changed forever. And since then, God has used her to transform the lives of countless others.
The past five years have seen a welcome increase in the number of books on the history of the pro-life movement. Still, the history of the pro-life movement is not complete. After decades of politicization, the pro-life movement is often portrayed as monolithic and uncooperative.
While our Constitution clarifies that only Congress has the power to declare war, it's a very different thing to suggest that the Bible justifies war in the twenty-first century. It's not as clear as some well-meaning Christians may think, and the consequences of confusion over this could be horrendously irreversible if there were to be a nuclear conflict.
The last thing pastors need is someone to offer them advice. But I do want pastors to hear those pieces of advice that are really difficult to heed.
We received an email this week from a young man who, until recently, believed he could practice homosexuality and follow Jesus. He has now experienced a dramatic, life-changing conversion, and he shares his story here.
One Disney cartoon is hardly the source of our looming demise as a country. The problem is that we Christians refuse to confront the painful truth that, as a whole, we don't even possess an ounce of self-restraint when it comes to regulating our insatiable appetite for entertainment.
The war rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. turned nuclear this week, literally. Thankfully, Christians have thought about these things before.
European leaders are begging their fellow citizens to have children. But it seems like a "Do as we say, not as we do," kind of message. From Tokyo to London, people are having fewer and fewer children: In some cases, they're having barely half as many kids as are needed to maintain a stable population without relying on mass immigration.
Are we on the edge of a nuclear war, as some near-hysterical pundits claim? Will Kim Jong Un act foolishly, wreaking havoc on Japan and S. Korea, only to suffer a devastating response from America? What is that demented dictator thinking? The biggest question of all though is "What is God doing in the midst of this?"