Two pastors, who are scholarly theologians as well, want to make sure that Christians have a biblical and balanced perspective when it comes to the reality of spiritual warfare and the devil. Their passion has led them to co-author a yet to be released book on the subject that has as its central theme Ephesians 6-10.
Former Major League Baseball All-Star, Darryl Strawberry, whose legendary play on the field was coupled with a well-chronicled battle with addiction and legal problems in his personal life, said he is no longer the man he was before and that his top priority is leading people to Jesus Christ. He is now an ordained minister leading a wide-ranging ministry, including Christian-based recovery programs.
A group of military chaplains concerned about the loss of religious freedom within the armed forces is embarking on a campaign to provide resources for military personnel in order to ensure their rights are protected, the group announced Tuesday.
A new television show that will premiere Wednesday evening began with a provocative series about "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus" that aims to strengthen the faith of believers and challenge the skepticism of atheists and Jewish cynics, say promoters of the program.
Open Doors USA New President: Biggest Challenge Is Helping American Church Understand Persecution Globally
Open Doors USA announced Monday that Dr. David Curry has been appointed the new president and CEO of the international ministry that supports and strengthens persecuted Christians in some of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Bible App Hits 100 Million Downloads; Innovative Pastor Hopes It Surpasses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram in Popularity
As Christians and tech fans alike watched the YouVersion Bible App hit the 100 million downloads milestone Sunday evening, the pastor who came up with the idea of using technology to make the Bible more accessible on smart phones and tablets said he hopes it will surpass the popularity of other top rated apps in the field.
YouVersion Bible App hit the 100 million downloads mark Sunday evening. The ministry organization released a series of infographics to help commemorate the milestone.
Working as a phone call screener and talk show host for one of the most listened to rock 'n' roll stations in Southern California for more than 20 years, Frank Sontag confesses that as a "new ager" and someone who had not yet accepted Jesus Christ he didn't really want to hear what Christians, who called into the station to talk about the Gospel, had to say – he hung up on them.
Although a new survey suggests that evangelical Christians are more patriotic than most other religious and non-religious groups, the president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy nevertheless reminds believers they should celebrate the 4th of July with zest.
The state Senate in California approved a bill Wednesday that would allow transgender students K-12 access to public school bathrooms based on their chosen gender identity and to play on their school's one-sex sports team of choice. The bill, which already passed in the state Assembly last May, passed by a 21-9 vote and now goes to the governor.
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols took a timeout Tuesday afternoon from preparing for a significant moment in his illustrious career – facing his old teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals – to talk about what he considers his top priority.
Religious freedom advocacy lawyers representing a University of Toledo employee apparently fired for a letter she wrote objecting to a local newspaper's editorial that compared the efforts of homosexual activists to the black civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.
A gripping film featuring Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, and Nick Vujicic discussing a time in their lives of unfathomable loss and emotional pain resulted in more than two dozen viewers making professions of faith in Jesus during a special first-time screening at Harvest Orange County Church Sunday evening.
Ten days ahead of its world premiere screening, "Hope for Hurting Hearts," a movie that tells the story of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and their families dealt with times of trial, will be shown at Harvest churches in Riverside and Orange County. Pastor Laurie and evangelist Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs, are scheduled to attend the special viewing on Sunday.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Christian-led business Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., can proceed with its case against the HHS birth-control mandate and is exempt from millions of dollars in fines that would have started next week for not complying with the federal requirement.
Pentecostal Leader Disturbed About Supreme Court's Negative Portrayal of Those Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage
The leader of the Assemblies of God, one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the U.S. and globally, said that although he is grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of states to define legal marriage in one of its decisions on Wednesday, he was concerned about the Court's negative view of those opposed to same-sex marriage.
Public reaction from pastors to the United States Supreme Court's decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 was sparse and came slowly on Wednesday and did not include as many opinions as seen in the rapid-fire response by the general conservative Christian population.
Prison Fellowship International, the world's largest prison ministry with 127 member countries, named a new president and CEO on Tuesday. Also, PFI's Office of the President will relocate to Singapore, where the newly appointed president currently resides and works, further establishing the ministry as a global organization, officials said.
Members of the LDS Church have been given marching orders to do less door-to-door style recruiting and more social media networking, leaders of the Mormon faith announced at a meeting in Utah last weekend.
Calvary Chapel church movement founder Pastor Chuck Smith, who at one time appeared to be winning his battle with lung cancer, suffered a recent setback, his daughter announced Saturday. Doctors upgraded the severity of his condition after finding cancer cells in fluid in his lungs and he is scheduled to enter the hospital for fluid removal for a second time.
In an effort to sign up even more than the 2,400 churches and other venues that hosted an Internet streaming or satellite broadcast of the first Harvest America with Greg Laurie last year, a mobile theater inside a huge truck trailer is touring the U.S., showing video that describes this year's event planned for Philadelphia.
Reaction to the shutdown this week of Exodus International, the largest Christian ministry devoted to addressing struggles with homosexuality, once primarily by way of reparative therapy and more recently with a shift towards a focus on church responsibility, has been a complicated mix of opinions from leaders from within both the church and gay communities.
Disaster relief teams with the North Carolina-based Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse arrived in Colorado Springs, Colo., this week where the massive Black Forest fire burned more than 14,000 acres, destroyed nearly 500 homes and claimed two lives. Since setting up its Disaster Relief Unit on Wednesday at a local church, the ministry has already received requests for help from 190 homeowners, say officials.
The C.S. Lewis Foundation kicks off its summer events program during its 50th anniversary celebration of the Christian author's legacy with a three-day conference at the University of San Diego starting this Friday. Nearly 50 years after his death, the popularity and relevance of Lewis continues to increase, the foundation says.
Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment 'Ignorant'
A community college professor in Tennessee who required her students to wear rainbow-colored ribbons in a show of support for the gay rights movement during a class assignment, also said the views of students who were against the display because of their faith was "ignorant and uneducated," according to a religious liberty legal group.