This week's episode of the ABC show "Scandal" depicted the lead character Olivia Pope undergoing an abortion to the tune of the Christmas hymn "Silent Night." The winter finale seemed like a one-hour commercial for the controversial abortion provider Planned Parenthood and was "Hollywood's moral depravity on full display," critics said.
Singapore's City Harvest Church founding pastor Kong Hee was sentenced Friday to eight years in jail, and five other church leaders were also given prison terms between 21 months and six years, over a $35-million fraud case they were involved in to fund the music career of Kong's wife.
One American, a mother and public health worker, was among 27 killed in a terror attack on Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako, in which al Qaeda-affiliated attackers carrying AK-47s took more than 100 people hostage Friday.
Islamic State's acts of terror in Paris, which killed at least 129 innocent people Friday evening, underline not only the uncertainty of life on earth but also that it is time for the people of France, "and all of us," to heed Jesus' offer of eternal salvation through repentance, writes theologian John Piper.
Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams, who last served in Iraq, spoke at Pastor Greg Laurie's California megachurch on Sunday, sharing through his own story how living for ourselves leaves us hungry and thirsty for more, a fact that made him turn to Christ for fulfillment in life.
Lebanese security forces have arrested 11 people, most of them Syrians, in connection with last week's double suicide bomb attack in Beirut, which killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 239 others.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence told a magazine that Kim Davis, a Christian clerk for Rowan county who recently spent days in jail for refusing to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples, makes her "embarrassed to be from Kentucky."
French authorities have identified one of the seven terrorists who staged six deadly attacks in Paris, killing at least 129 and injuring more than 350 people, and are investigating a Syrian passport that was found near the bodies of two suicide bombers. Three people have been arrested at the Belgian border, and Belgian police have arrested several after carrying out raids in Brussels.
While claiming responsibility for a wave of terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris on Friday night, the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, said its men killed "no less than 100 Crusaders … targeting the capital of prostitution and obscenity, the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe."
The words "the forgiveness of sins" in the Apostles' Creed are so important for Christian believers to understand and live out that they cannot reflect the authenticity of their faith, and that of the Church, without it, said Pastor Matt Chandler of The Village Church in Texas, who is teaching his congregation the meaning and relevance of the statement of faith through a series of sermons.
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned U.S. Pastor Saeed in Iran, has said she is suspending her public advocacy for her husband, which she has kept up for more than three years, citing continued psychological and sexual abuse in her marriage among other reasons.
Children in religious homes are more punitive and less generous than their non-religious peers, claims a new study published in the journal Current Biology.
The lead pastor of a United Church of Christ in Massachusetts describes what happened when a Christian man disrupted its annual "Drag Gospel Festival" event held to raise money for assisting LGBT asylum seekers in the U.S. and whose promotional poster carried a 12th century icon of Jesus Christ "digitally enhanced" with makeup and earrings.
The United Methodist bishops in Africa this week released a statement urging all bishops of their denomination to uphold the church's teachings on marriage and sexuality, saying they are "deeply saddened" that the Bible and the Methodist Book of Discipline are being ignored by some clergy.
Lance Berkman, former Rice University and former Houston Astro star who was among the leaders of the successful efforts to defeat the controversial Houston "Equal Rights" Ordinance, or HERO, talked about personal attacks he received by the city's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, following the vote.
The Frankford Presbyterian Church has changed its membership from the Missouri Union Presbytery (PCUSA) to the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, which has more than 200 congregations across the United States, due to the beliefs of the congregation.
The Rev. Franklin Graham said the defeat of the Hilary Clinton-endorsed Houston "Equal Rights Ordinance," which would allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms, in an "outrageous" referendum is a "victory and great news" for the Texan city.
As the seventh film in the popular science-fiction series "Star Wars" is set to premiere next month, First United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin is preparing to host an event weeks earlier to explore what's common between Christianity and the film. Atheists are welcome, the church says.
Pastor Greg Laurie shared the significance of Jesus' last words, the seven statements from the cross, which reflected His love for the lost and the accomplishment of His purpose.
Pastor Greg Laurie says while everyone gets tempted, it's possible to overcome it.
North Carolina's multi-site Elevation Church honored pastor Steven Furtick with a rap-and-dance video.
Christian business owners who were forced to close down their business for refusing to host a same-sex wedding now have something to celebrate.
While acknowledging that no pastor is perfect, the Rev. Billy Graham also says it's "wrong, and a sin in the eyes of God" for Christians to criticize their pastors.
Several airlines have suspended flights over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after ISIS claimed responsibility for the crash of a Russian plane that killed all 224 on board.
President Obama will deploy U.S. troops to train, advise and assist Syrian rebel forces to fight ISIS, the White House announced Friday.