The percentage of American adults openly identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender has increased from 3.5 percent in 2012 to 4.1 percent in 2016, a change that is led by the millennials, according to a Gallup poll.
What should a white pastor do to talk to their congregation about race, justice and reconciliation? At least three things, says David Bailey, who leads a ministry that equips churches and organizations to engage in reconciliation.
Marriage is not as simple as Hollywood would like people to believe, giving couples expectations that can ruin their marriage.
Highlights, one of the longest running children's magazines in the U.S., will feature a family with same-sex parents for the first time in its February edition.
Pastor Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church, has started a new series, "I Want to Believe, But…," to address difficulties some have in believing in God. In the series' first sermon on Sunday, the megachurch pastor dealt with the notion that God should give us exactly what we want and when we want it.
In an interview with ABC News, President Obama talked about his relationship with Donald Trump and said he told the president elect that running America's government is different from managing a "family business." Obama also shared his views on the U.S. intelligence report about Russia's interference in the presidential election.
A picture uploaded to Facebook by an Arizona man captured a mysterious winged figure, which some are debating could be a demon or an angel while others are dismissing it as nothing but an optical illusion or a photoshopped image.
Soon after a U.S. intelligence report said Russia sought to interfere in the presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump wrote a series of tweets, calling for "good relations" with Moscow and citing benefits for the United States.
Millions of Coptic Christians marked Christmas amid tightened security across Egypt this weekend while still mourning the more than two dozen victims of last month's suicide bombing during a Sunday mass in Cairo.
Ellen DeGeneres, one of show business' most high-profile lesbians, said it wasn't good for her popular talk show "Ellen" to give a "platform" to legendary gospel singer Kim Burrell, who had been axed from the show after a video of her condemning homosexuality in a sermon surfaced.
A transgender man who was born female has filed a federal lawsuit against a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for refusing to allow a surgeon to perform a hysterectomy as part of a gender transition due to the facility's religious beliefs.
At least 55,000 youth from 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states filled the Georgia Dome for the three-day Passion 2017 conference this week, and made history by sponsoring more than 7,000 children in El Salvador, Rwanda, Tanzania and Indonesia.
An Islamic State general, who has been designated by the United States as a global terrorist, is back in Europe from Syria along with about 400 of his soldiers, many of whom crossed the borders disguised as refugees.
New pictures have emerged that show the shattered remains of the ancient Assyrian city of Calah, mentioned in the Bible's first book Genesis and also known as Nimrud. The area was liberated from the Islamic State terror group in November.
Two assistant priests in Myanmar, also known as Burma, remain missing since the Christmas Eve after they helped local journalists cover the bombing of their Catholic church building in the conflict-ridden Shan state, according to reports.
A 22-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan stabbed a 50-year-old Christian woman for reading the Bible at an asylum centre in Austria.
A Turkish court has denied the appeal of a Christian pastor from North Carolina, who was imprisoned last month in Turkey on a false terrorism charge because of his Christian faith, according to the American Center for Law and Justice.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults believe it's a good idea to live with one's significant other before they get married as they see it as a rite of passage, according to a new report by The Barna Group.
Just before her death, "Singin' in the Rain" star Debbie Reynolds wanted to be with her daughter, Carrie Fisher, the Hollywood icon's son, Todd Fisher, said in a media interview.
Christians living in Islamic countries as well as in the world's two most populous countries of India and China are set to face heightened threats of violent persecution at the hands of both state and non-state actors in 2017, Release International has warned.
Is belief in the virgin birth and the resurrection of Jesus essential to being a Christian?
Do you have to go to church every weekend and be a member to follow Jesus Christ? In fact, it's essential, says Sam Allberry of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in the United Kingdom, and explains why in a video message.
Turkey on Monday called for aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition in its fight against Islamic State in al-Bab near the Syrian border and also promised to extend the scope of the fight to the terror group's de facto capital Raqqa provided President-elect Donald Trump's administration restricts Kurdish forces from participating in the efforts.
Indonesia's only Christian Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as "Ahok," is undergoing a blasphemy trial at a time when the gubernatorial election is less than two months away. At stake, however, is not just the political career of the official, but also the political culture of the Muslim-majority country.
The Tim Tebow Foundation has helped an American woman to adopt a 4-year-old boy, who was deaf and had been abandoned by his parents in China. The boy can now hear after medical tests and treatment, also sponsored by the Christian athlete's charity.