Congressional lawmakers have removed a proposed religious freedom protection from the annual defense spending bill that would have protected religious charities and other federal contractors from losing federal grants because of their views on marriage and sexuality.
Self-professed "hip-hop theologian" Sho Baraka recently released his new album, "The Narrative," and says his desire to speak out on the nation's political climate as an African-American Christian has caused a great stir.
An Islamic State sex slave survivor who testified before U.N. officials about the repeated rapes and torture she and other girls endured at the hands of radical jihadists said she told her captors that neither Islam nor any other religion would condone what they were doing.
Jimmy Seibert, the pastor of the Texas megachurch attended by HGTV "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, has responded to Buzzfeed's recent "hit piece" targeting the popular celebrity couple because of their pastor's traditional Christian teachings that "homosexuality is a sin."
Students and alumni of Liberty University are upset with the school's decision to hire former Baylor University athletic director, Ian McCaw, who became entrenched in national controversy earlier this year when he and the administration were accused of overlooking sexual assault allegations against football players.
Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's No. 1 series "Fixer Upper," are being lambasted in secular media this week for attending a church that espouses the traditional view of marriage and sexual morality.
The American Family Association is the latest conservative organization to publish its 2016 "Naughty or Nice" list of retailers for this Christmas season, singling out which stores recognize and celebrate the holiday, and which ones largely avoid it.
Christian psychologists and pastoral counselors are decrying the fear mongering over "gay conversion therapy" for minors, arguing that the state is trying to control legitimate therapy.
Four states where Donald Trump performed much better on Election Day than polling predicted all had one factor in common, the Public Religion Research Institute discovered.
Clayton Jennings, a youth evangelist, author and actor who rose to fame in 2011 after his self-produced film "Strayland" became a hit, has stepped away from his ministry after several women came forward alleging he engaged in extra-marital sexual relations with them.
A Canadian study has found that Mainline Protestant churches that have both modern worship services and teach a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster.
Greg Laurie, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, has been preaching a sermon series on the book of Revelation in which he warns nonbelievers that they are facing a "final judgment."
The Museum of the Bible plans to offer visitors an unparalleled Bible experience with a $42 million investment in state-of-the art technology that will redefine the concept of a museum.
A married woman who claims she entered into a sexual relationship with fallen pastor and Billy Graham's grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, while he led Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida, said she went to him seeking help for her troubled marriage but he responded by preying on her until she slept with him.
A Texas megachurch has approved a measure to seek dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and to join the theologically conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.
Popular R&B singer Fantasia Barrino has sparked a contentious debate online after she reportedly turned one of her recent concerts in Florida into a soul-stirring worship service while wearing a skimpy costume some have frowned upon as a mere "bathing suit."
Devout Christian MLB star and philanthropist Albert Pujols made his first trip to Israel last week to see the Holy Land's religious sites and also spent time visiting Israeli children with special needs.
Popular Christian athlete Tim Tebow says there was a time in his life when he found himself unexpectedly unemployed, without a home and without a car, but he held onto his faith.
A week after stating that Planned Parenthood is committing "real genocide" on the black community through abortion, popular musician and actor Nick Cannon not only stands by his statement, but has now added that the controversial abortion provider is participating in "modern day eugenics."
New satellite photos published by a group investigating the human rights abuses in North Korea have confirmed that secret prisons where detainees are tortured, raped and murdered are expanding in term of size.
A number of Iraqi Christians who weren't able to flee from their homes before the brutal Islamic State terrorist group conquered large swaths of northern Iraq were crucified "like Jesus" in front of their families, Iraqi refugees in Jordan have revealed.
As the number of Christians in India continues to rise, there are diverging opinions on whether the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is standing by as radical Hindus attack believers, or whether it is listening to their concerns and working alongside Christians to help the poor and the deprived.
A new survey has revealed that half of the hundreds of low-cost schools for Christians in Pakistan have no playground, about 15 percent of the students do not have notebooks, and a quarter of primary and middle schools lack useable drinking water.
Christian refugees in migrant camps across Europe are speaking out against the persecution they face at the hands of Muslims who are targeting converts from Islam.
As Iraqi forces' battle for Mosul lingers on, survivors from nearby Christian areas that have been liberated are returning to find their places of worship desecrated, just as a historic church building in the town of Keramlis on the Nineveh Plains had been converted into a military-style base with tunnels constructed under it.
It is time to prepare for Christmas. But I don't mean at the shopping mall. I mean sacred preparation.
For years I have said that gay activists and their allies would overplay their hand and that their bullying would backfire.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week released its Abortion Surveillance report for 2013, revealing that the abortion rate in the U.S. continued its steady decline from previous years.
Dear Chuck, My father recently passed away in an accident and a whole life insurance policy he had is providing some financial relief to my mother, though unlike some other policies they had, it did not pay more for an accidental death.
It is appointed once for a man to die, and after that comes the judgment. So declares the Bible. As everyone knows by now, Fidel Castro's time to die came over the weekend.
News reports are featuring famous athletes, actors, and pop-stars being asked about abortion and gay-marriage. Often, they criticize Christians: "Doesn't the Bible say 'judge not'; who are you to tell people what they can, and cannot do?"
The church member knows his or her church is in decline.
The greatest leadership lesson I have ever learned is: Not every hill is worth dying on. If I had believed and practiced this in my previous churches and perhaps during the first few of my 30 years at Cross Church
Is our culture losing touch with reality? The folks who pick the official "word of the year" think so.
After reading Buzzfeed's "expose" on the evangelical teachings of the church that evangelicals Chip and Joanna Gaines attend, I have a few questions for Buzzfeed, Kate Aurthur (the writer of the piece), and for publications that do this kind of thing:
Actress Jennifer Nettles, who stars in Dolly Parton's holiday special "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love," says the made-for-TV movie provides a glimpse into how faith informs the mega superstar's life and her belief in miracles.
The United States—and the whole West—stands at a critical point. Will Western Civilization continue to enjoy the fruit of the worldview arising from Judeo-Christian belief, or will it go from twilight to darkness in our lifetimes?
Simeon the prophet never wished anyone a "holly-jolly Christmas" or envisioned anything about chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But what about our songs, the songs of the church?
There are few things more intimate than a gravesite funeral service attended by a handful of family members and friends, and if I were a homophobic person, you would think that I would have been mortified at the news that the rabbi presiding at the ceremony was openly gay.
A brutal communist dictator has gone on to meet his reward. And too many seem confused about the legacy of Cuba's Fidel Castro.
Christianity and Judaism are different branches on the same family tree. Built on the teachings of Jesus Christ — a Jew living in the land of Israel — Christianity shares with Judaism the sacred text of the old testament, a set of values rooted in ethical monotheism, and a belief in the infinite value of every human life.
When we think of our inner city neighborhoods and communities, it is easy to think first of the negative aspects.
At the height of World War II, there was room in America for conscientious objectors. Where are we now?
On the day the U.S. elected Donald Trump as president, Prime Minister Modi of India announced a sudden midnight decision to demonetize 86 percent of India's cash economy
Can Christians agree to disagree on our culture's most controversial topics? Well, when it comes to certain issues, the answer is no.
In addition to the Bible, here are 18 Christian books that are must-reads for the believer seeking intellectual, emotional, and/or spiritual edification.
Because the post-election coverage made it pretty clear that a big contributor to the Trump win was the evangelical vote, many young people, already cynical of Christians, may harden their views of believers and the Gospel. They may view evangelicals as even more narrow-minded, racist and callous than ever before.
With the presidential election behind us and a convincing win for president-elect Trump in the Electoral College, it isn't surprising that many on the left are now calling for the college's elimination.
Can you imagine peering into the tomb where Jesus' body was laid? Well, last month, archaeologists did just that.
Rather than learn some valuable lessons from the resounding electoral victory of Donald Trump and the Republican Party, it appears that the left is lurching further leftward, thereby paving the way to its own demise.
That the United States is not a direct democracy where decisions are decided by popular vote is a dilemma for Democrats unhinged over Donald Trump's Electoral College win who are now calling for a recount in some states.
If the truth be told, prayer is hard work. Although all serious Christians recognize the importance that the Bible places on prayer, most fall short when it comes to doing it.
Today, I want to share with you 30 lessons I've learned in leadership through leading the same organization for 30 years.
I've noticed that some Christians tend to minimize the role of the mind in the life of faith. I understand that these folks want to avoid "over-intellectualizing" walking with God and point people instead to the supernatural power available to them in the person of the Holy Spirit.
While the election of Donald Trump has become a beacon of hope to some it has initiated a moment of crisis and fear for others.