Americans are split over the "fiscal cliff" agreement reached by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, with 43 percent saying they approve and 45 percent saying they disapprove, according to a Gallup poll.
Christian worship leader Christy Nockels and her husband Nathan experienced two back-to-back miscarriages, and though painful, both physically and emotionally, that wasn't without God's blessings and it brought about a new realization that stays with her even today.3 comments
Passers-by looked on, and police wasted time discussing jurisdiction, as the India gang-rape victim and her male friend lay naked and bleeding by the road after being thrown off a moving bus, the victim's companion recalls. Her brother says timely help could have saved her life.5 comments
Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Ind., has requested in a new court filing that he be given the minimum 10-year sentence for his sexual relationship with a teen girl from his church. He blamed the affair on stress and depression.243 comments
Speaking to his congregation at Harvest Church in Riverside, Calif., on Thursday night, Pastor Greg Laurie shared what all Christians should be doing as they await the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
Rep. John Boehner, who was re-elected speaker of the House on Thursday despite 12 Republicans breaking from him either by voting for someone else or abstaining from voting, addressed his colleagues from the podium with an emotional message.6 comments
In a rare but not an unprecedented move, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called to end the decades-long confrontation with South Korea and boost the economy of his impoverished nation.
The grieving father of a 23-year-old woman, who died last week after being brutally gang-raped and assaulted in a moving bus in India's national capital, says when he last spoke to her in the hospital on Christmas, she gestured she was going to heaven.75 comments
House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday agreed to hold two votes on Superstorm Sandy aid after Chris Christie, a fellow Republican and New Jersey governor, blasted him for his decision not to take up a $60.4 billion recovery bill for a vote the previous night.
A pastor and author from Illinois urges evangelicals to be more flexible in their opinions on the gun control debate following the Connecticut shooting earlier this month, warning that some might otherwise think "we love our guns more than our neighbors."140 comments
A Roman Catholic church in Chicago, Ill., is displaying a rare relic believed to be of Jesus' manger as well as a fragment of the veil of the Virgin Mary and a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph as it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.166 comments
Days before the contraception mandate, which requires employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs to employees, is set to go into effect, a federal appeals court has temporarily blocked it from being enforced against an Illinois company.
Dozens of gay couples exchanged wedding vows or obtained marriage licenses early Saturday after Maine's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight.376 comments
Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who was last month denied hospitalization despite his critical condition, wrote a letter from his prison cell days before Christmas, ministering to Christians in his country and thanking God for letting him share "very little of" Jesus' suffering on the cross.
No Christmas passes by without depictions of Santa Claus, and yet we know little about St. Nicholas, the real man behind the red-suited, white-bearded legend. A U.S. scholar, who discovered the truth about him, offers insights on what the "original" Santa was known for.3 comments