Although not specifically mentioned in the Bible, the act of surrogacy in order to produce a baby should be considered unethical, says Scott B. Rae, professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Biola University.
Joni Eareckson Tada Welcomes Red Carpet Treatment of Faith, Family Values Alongside Billy Ray Cyrus, Roma Downey, Corbin Bernsen
Faith, family values, and quality entertainment took center stage at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards on Friday evening, where prior to the dinner and gala on the red carpet, celebrities and lesser-known movie, TV, and music industry people shared their appreciation for being able to celebrate the things in life they cherish most.
22nd Annual Movieguide Awards Gala to Feature 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Performance by Joni Eareckson Tada
Although Oscar may not want it, the title song for "Alone Yet Not Alone" will be heard by guests at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards gala, celebrating faith and values-based entertainment at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles Friday evening.
Leading Apologist William Lane Craig to Join Houston Baptist U's School of Christian Thought Faculty
Internationally known philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig will join the faculty at Houston Baptist University as a professor of Philosophy in the fall, school officials announced Tuesday.
'Alone Yet Not Alone' Actress Views Oscar Controversy Over Best Song as Faith-Filled Opportunity (INTERVIEW)
One of the primary actors of "Alone Yet Not Alone" says she doesn't blame the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for taking back its nomination of the movie's title song for the Best Song award. Though it was a huge disappointment for her, the rescindment is now a source of encouragement as she believes that more people will hear the song and see the film than ever before.
Bayless Conley 'Making Amazing Progress' After Boating Accident; Church Grateful to First Responders
Pastor Bayless Conley is resting well and in improved condition after being listed as critical from a boating accident off the coast of Southern California at Catalina Island on Monday, according to officials at Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, Calif.
Pastor Bayless Conley Undergoes Successful Surgery After Suffering Critical Injury in Power Boat Crash With Two Friends
Southern California pastor and global evangelist Bayless Conley underwent successful surgery, according to doctors, after a dramatic boating accident on Catalina Island Monday evening left him and one of two others in critical condition. Injuries to the third person were reportedly minor.
Most Watched Movie in History Re-Mastered, Set to Open in Theaters; Watch 'The JESUS Film' Trailer (VIDEO)
Viewed billions of times and serving as a global Christian outreach for more than three decades, "JESUS," the most watched film in history, has been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Also, in honor of its 35th anniversary, the re-titled "The JESUS Film" is scheduled for select theatrical showings beginning in March, according to project promoters.
Dinesh D'Souza's Film Team Says 'America' Documentary on Track Despite Campaign Fraud Charges; Release Trailer (VIDEO)
Just two days after Dinesh D'Souza pleaded innocent to federal indictment charges that say he violated campaign finance laws, filmmakers partnering with the conservative author and activist for the upcoming "America" documentary released a trailer for the movie set for opening July 4.
Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Not Guilty to Campaign Fraud Charges; Conservatives Call Out Obama Admin for Targeting Critics
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal charges that he used straw donors to exceed campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, the charges against the co-producer of "2016: Obama's America" are being seen by conservatives as evidence that the White House is targeting its critics.
Tony Dungy: Richard Sherman's Apparent Mocking of Michael Crabtree After Interception Not Appropriate
NBC Football Night in America commentator and former NFL coach Tony Dungy said he wasn't as concerned about Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman's controversial on-field interview after the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers as he was about the defensive back's actions immediately following his victory-saving play. Dungy, a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, released a video of his thoughts about the controversy on his blog on the All Pro Dad website Wednesday.
Nick Vujicic is going live on the Internet to counter the bullying epidemic in the U.S. during a free webcast on Thursday.
Theologian John Piper used the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to make a point about questions of racial diversity within the Church and to list how the apostles in biblical times handled the discussion of sin toward early churches – and to connect "Calvinist racism" to King's "alleged adultery."
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, Players Agree With Assistant Coach: 'Jesus Is Better Than Super Bowl'
Jesus Christ is better than anything, including the Super Bowl, said an assistant coach for the Seattle Seahawks during a recent videotaped interview with Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll, as four of the team's players, including quarterback sensation Russell Wilson, appeared to nod in agreement.
Super Bowl XLVIII: Catholic Alliance Trains 400 Volunteers to Combat Human Trafficking in NY and NJ; Calvary Chapel in Florida Springboards Ministry to World Cup in Brazil
Human trafficking for labor and sex, considered a worldwide epidemic, is of such heightened concern for this year's Super Bowl that one Catholic social activism group has trained more than 400 volunteers to canvas the New York and New Jersey region during the week-long extravaganza to raise awareness. Other groups, including churches, are taking aim at the problem as well.
Seattle-based megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll once again lit up the Twitter-sphere, especially within the communities of his faithful detractors and social media-minded Christians who took his recent tweet about hell as perfect reason to join the fray.
Harvest Church Pastor Greg Laurie recently outlined the five steps of temptation beginning with evil thought knocking on "the door of your imagination" and ending with death as the result of the wages of sin.
Author and pastor Mark Driscoll is gearing up for a marriage conference he'll host next month by asking those following his teachings to post questions regarding matrimony on Twitter with the hashtag/key word: #RM2014. The answers to the questions leading into the Real Marriage (also the title of Driscoll's book released in 2012) event will be posted on the Resurgence website, according to his ministry.
Newly Formed SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Initiative Is 'About Ministering in the Midst of a Devil-Haunted Universe'
A group of evangelical pastors and leaders plan to serve as an advisory council to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention as part of the organization's Leadership Network, officials announced Wednesday.
Media consultant Phil Cooke recently listed five principles for leaders to effectively communicate the Gospel in today's high-tech social world, including the premise that expression of "Christian lingo" should be dropped.
Global engagement advocate Lynne Hybels, wife of megachurch pastor Bill Hybels, is partnering with a nationwide team of social media experts to provide shoes and other supplies to as many of the millions of Syrian refugees displaced because of a bloody civil war in their country as possible.
Christianity Experiencing Renaissance in Israel; Relationship Between Christians and Jews Mandated, Says Consul General
The consul general of Israel in Los Angeles believes that Christianity is experiencing a rapidly growing renaissance in Israel. With that, he emphasized the biblical mandate that evangelical Christians and Jews have – to be in a favorable relationship with one another.
A year of heartbreaking personal tragedies suffered by Christian leaders appeared all too often as the main news at The Christian Post and the Church & Ministry section in 2013. In early April, Southern California-based megachurch pastor Rick Warren, and his wife, Kay, lost their son, Matthew to suicide. Warren grieved quite publically by journaling through social media, and he and his wife helped bring the issue of mental health to the forefront of the Christian community.
Although his physical appearance denied that he once played in the NFL, Pastor Ken Hutcherson, reduced by the ravages of the cancer he fought for more than a decade, looked at me as I entered the room for his men's discipleship meeting on a Monday night in early November with the eyes of his former linebacker self – he read me like he was gauging a quarterback about to take a snap.
Greg Laurie on Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, A&E Controversy: What Is Being Asked of Christians Is Not Tolerance, But Acceptance and Endorsement of Sin
Harvest Crusades evangelist Pastor Greg Laurie joined a growing number of Christian leaders speaking out against the suspension of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson from the popular A&E show for expressing traditional views – albeit in his blunt style – about homosexuality that were published in an interview story with GQ.