More than 550 Coptic Christian schoolgirls in Egypt have been kidnapped by Muslim men and forced to convert and marry their abductors during the last three years, according to the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD).
#HowOldWereYou Hashtag Prompted by Former Youth Pastor Now Felon's Post on Sexual Abuse Creates Viral Discussion
A Christian columnist's question to the Twittersphere, "How old were you when you were pursued sexually by an adult authority?" prompted by a former youth pastor now felon's first-person account of sexual abuse with a youth under his care, published by Christianity Today's Leadership Journal, has created a viral online discussion.
Joni and Friends International Disability Center plans to hold the first-of-its-kind Global Access Conference, inviting individuals from across the U.S. and around the world to be trained and to network in the area of ministry to those with disabilities.
InterVarsity: Colleges Take Non-Discrimination Policies to 'Illogical Extreme' Against Christian Student Groups
College and university policies that stipulate that Christian student groups on campus must follow non-discrimination policies in the selection of the groups' leaders could squelch student conversation about faith in the future, says a leader from InterVarsity.
Southern Baptist Convention: More Than 6,000 Messengers Expected to Hear Call to 'Do More' at Annual Meeting
More than 6,000 representatives of churches within the Southern Baptist Convention, known as messengers, are expected to address the major issues facing the nation's largest Protestant denomination, including reaching more people with the Gospel, during its two-day annual meeting in Baltimore beginning Tuesday.
Christian Psychiatrist on Santa Barbara Shooter: Many Warning Signs Apparent to Family, Friends Went 'Largely Unheeded'
The founder and executive director of a Christian-based addiction and mental health counseling helpline says that there were plenty of warning signs that should have prompted a number of different people to seek help for Santa Barbara, California, shooter Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six people before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Christian Group Plans 'Prayer Storm' to 'Scale the Cliffs and Attack Evil' on D-Day 70th Anniversary
A growing online group of Christians emphasizing the spiritual power of repentance is holding a 'D-Day 70th Anniversary Prayer Storm' in an effort to push back evil in the world, organizers announced on Monday.
Twitter User Behind @HiddenCash Scavenger Hunt Money Giveaway Creating Public, Media Frenzy in Los Angeles
A social media scavenger hunt that includes envelopes of money left in hiding places has caused a bit of a frenzy in the Los Angeles area for the last couple of days thanks to someone with the username @HiddenCash on Twitter.
Dinesh D'Souza Admits to Errors in Judgment in Personal and Political Life, Says He's Come to Point of Restoration (INTERVIEW)
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who recently pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud, admits that the last couple of years of his life have been a whirlwind that includes both political and personal failures, as well as successes and restoration.
Christians should intentionally and intelligently do more to engage current culture through the arts, says Anthony Horvath, the executive director of Athanatos Christian Ministries, an apologetics ministry.
Author and pastor Erwin McManus ushered in a new chapter in his ministry, that includes encouraging and nurturing creativity within the Christian community, when he introduced his daughter and core members of Mosaic L.A. church's worship team to record their first album in front of 1,400 people at the historic Wiltern theater Saturday evening.
Rick Warren to Honor US, Camp Pendleton Military at Special Memorial Weekend Services in San Clemente
In honor of the U.S. military service men and women who have sacrificed their lives, Saddleback Church San Clemente, a regional campus of the Lake Forest-based church, will be hosting special services on Sunday that include a Wounded Warrior from nearby Camp Pendleton telling a part of his life story and a visit from church founder and pastor Rick Warren.
Wisconsin School District Apologizes for Showing Students One-Sided Video That Promotes Same-Sex Marriage
A religious freedom advocacy group commends a Wisconsin school district for apologizing for showing students what is described as a one-sided video that promotes same-sex marriage and attacks religious views to the contrary.
Mars Hill Church: Video Editing of Mark Driscoll's Sermons Not Unusual; Uncut Version of Recent Message Stolen
Mars Hill Church officials deny that anything out of the ordinary was done when a video of a recent sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was edited to exclude a portion about Jesus and "mistakes" he may have made during His life on earth. Also, the pastor of the church's communications' team says the original video of the unedited complete sermon used to compare the two versions was stolen from a restricted password protected site.
A growing number of Christians, especially among the younger generations, are in jeopardy of being swallowed up by today's cultural norms and secular thinking, only to become unaffiliated to any church or denomination, says the author of 'The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated.'
In an effort to clear up any confusion about what it means to 'repent,' a co-leader from Harvest Christian Fellowship's student ministries spells out the '5 R's of Repentance' in a recent blog representing the church-led evangelistic youth movement, Uprising.
Many of the most demoralizing beliefs about marriage, especially when it comes to discouraging statistics commonly passed around often, are just not true, says social researcher and best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn.
A fundraising event that featured the screening of a yet-to-be released political thriller hosted by the film's producer and a Southern California church to help purchase a home for the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini was called a success by organizers.
Rev. Kristopher Keating, executive director at World Horizons USA, a Christian non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries, said the recent abduction of 300 girls from a school in Nigeria and resulting international uproar could be the end of Boko Haram in the country. Keating is in Nigeria this week to pray with and stand in solidarity with those affected by the kidnapping and other acts of terrorism involving young children.
Film Producer and So. Cal. Church Co-Host Prescreening Event in Support of Pastor Saeed Abedini's Family
The film producer of a new political thriller yet to be publicly released is hosting a prescreening fundraising event at a Southern California church to help purchase a home for the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is being held captive in Iran for his faith.
It's hard to judge a love letter to mothers harshly, and thanks to a team of writers, actors, directors, and producers committed to excellence, there's no reason to do so for the film Moms' Night Out, opening in theaters this weekend.
Mother's Day: Christian Charities Offer Alternative Gift-Giving Ideas in Honor of Moms, Benefiting the World's Poor
A number of Christian charity organizations have produced gift catalogs showing alternative gift-giving ideas as a unique way of celebrating Mother's Day. The alternative gifts, given in the name of a mother, help improve the lives of poverty-stricken children and families struggling to survive in developing countries.
Pastor and author Erwin McManus, founder of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, told hundreds of current and aspiring entertainment industry professionals that God's gift of imagination is license to create at the highest level during the keynote session at the Biola Media Conference Saturday.
Nigeria's Kidnapped School Girls Moved to Cameroon and Chad, Some Forced to Marry Islamic Extremists
Some of the approximately 200 school girls that remain missing as the result of a kidnapping by a militant group that took place in Nigeria's northeastern town of Chibok more than two weeks ago have been transferred to neighboring Cameroon and Chad, according to several news sources. Also, they are being forced to marry Islamic extremists, a civil society group said Wednesday.
The success of a Seattle-area sports training program for baseball and softball players, in which more than 10,000 youths of all ages enroll each year, is because of the organization's concern for a person's spiritual and family life first, before athletic life, says its founder.