Months after galvanizing a huge turnout at Chick-Fil-A restaurants back the owners' stance on biblical marriage, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is at it again—this time promoting a Hobby Lobby Appreciation Jan. 5 to support the Christian owners' fight against the Obama HHS mandate.
Obama Quotes Bible Verses on Heaven, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 and Matthew 19:14, at Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil
President Barack Obama cited Bible verses and evoked images of heaven as he comforted the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during an interfaith prayer vigil on Sunday evening in Newton, Conn. He began and ended his speech with popular Bible verses among Christians, including words from Apostle Paul's second letter Corinth and Jesus' quote about children.
Rhonda Hunter, the wife of Summit Church founder Isaac Hunter, was granted a temporary restraining order against her husband Friday after filing a domestic violence petition that cited instances of instability for over a year and a half. The order comes five days after Hunter resigned as lead pastor of the Orlando megachurch of 5,000, admitting that he had an affair with a former church staffer. Hunter has denied all the allegations made in the petition.
The campus director of Cru's University of Louisville chapter was recently demoted after he refused to allow female staff to teach Bible studies in a mixed-gender setting.
Pastor Isaac Hunter, the son of Florida megachurch pastor Joel Hunter, resigned earlier this week from his Orlando church after admitting he had an affair with a former church staff member.
As a model and fashion blogger, Lauren Scruggs built a life and career that prioritized beauty and physical appearances. She had interviewed tons of gorgeous celebrities and traveled to Paris, Montreal, and New York to report on Fashion Week. But when a horrific accident involving an airplane propeller sliced off her left eye and left hand , Lauren embarked on a journey of recovery and blessing that has helped see God's "beautiful" plan amid her tragedy.
The mental health of Floyd Palmer, the suspect in the World Changers Church shooting case, and his past, which included a mosque shooting incident a decade ago, are being reviewed as part of the due diligence process, one of his lawyers told The Christian Post on Friday.
A student at International House of Prayer University, a school connected to the evangelical ministry in Kansas City, Missouri that holds 24/7 prayer meetings, is being accused of murdering a woman with ties to the ministry to cover up alleged sexual assaults by members of a religious sex group.
Ed and Lisa Young, authors of the New York Times bestseller Sexperiment, have seen many churches and marriages devastated by church leaders who think that sexual sin and infidelity can't happen to them. As a wake-up call to church leaders, the couple recently gave a lecture warning leaders of pitfalls leading up to an affair and how to overcome those temptations.
A judge has scheduled a hearing for Christian crafts retailer Hobby Lobby's request for preliminary injunction on the HHS mandate that would require the company to provide emergency contraception coverage or face steep fines. The company's Christian owner says the mandate would violate their religious beliefs because it forces the business to provide insurance covering "abortion-inducing" drugs such as the morning-after pill.
Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy reiterated the company's devotion to "biblical families" in one of the first interviews since the controversy that erupted over his comments of traditional marriage.
Franklin Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, is urging Christians to vote for candidates who oppose same-sex marriage and abortion and says that America is on the fast road to "God's judgment" if it continues support of these issues. In a prayer letter that is gaining popularity on Facebook, Graham indicated that their vote comes at a critical time, saying, "The spirit of the antichrist is gaining strength in American society, and it is evident all around us."
Prominent evangelical leaders whose advocacy efforts helped make Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani into an international poster face for religious freedom are rejoicing over his recent release from prison but are now asking Christians to stay vigilant in supporting the rights of persecuted religious minorities worldwide. The leader of the largest evangelical group in the U.S. says Christians should "pray and press for more outcomes like this."
Christianity Today Writer Ken Smith Is Founder of a Company Fined for Deceptive Business Practices; With Child Porn Ties
The co-author of a recent Christianity Today article is one of the founders of Zango, a company fined by the FTC for unfair and deceptive business practices, including lax distribution of software that furthered child pornography. The Christianity Today article was co-written by Ted Olsen and Ken Smith, who founded 180solutions (which later became Zango), a company with software that had been "distributed in conjunction with child pornography," according to documents obtained by The Christian Post.
Prominent evangelical leaders in the U.S. joined famous Korean pastors at the Korean World Mission Conference, the largest gathering of Korean missionaries worldwide, in Chicago this week to celebrate a critical milestone in the world's fastest missionary movement. The number of Korean missionaries in 169 countries has exceeded 20,000 — more than doubling in 10 years.
Olympic gold-medal gymnast and "Dancing With the Stars" champion Shawn Johnson talks about growing in her faith and learning to trust in God in her memoir, "Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith and Living Your Dreams." She spoke to The Christian Post about the book.
The City of Phoenix on July 12 released a fact sheet and timeline regarding the case of Michael Salman, the Arizona pastor who is in jail after he held Bible studies in his home.
The lawyer of Michael Salman, the Arizona pastor who is in jail after holding Bible studies at his home, appeared Wednesday on the show FOX & Friends to argue why his client is a victim of religious discrimination. Salman's wife Suzanne also made an appearance on the show to express her disbelief at the entire situation.
Michael Salman, the pastor from Phoenix who was fined and sentenced to jail for holding Bible studies in his home, started his 60-day jail sentence at 10 a.m. today.
A state appeals court rejected a lawsuit challenging New York's gay marriage law Friday, ruling that Republican state senators did not violate the state's open meeting law when they held closed-door meetings with gay marriage supporters, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is on death row over apostasy charges, marks 1,000 days in prison today and is set to stand trial again on Sept. 8 for alleged crimes against national security. The American Center for Law and Justice is urging the 2.5 million users on Twitter who have been campaigning for his release to commemorate Pastor Youcef's 1000th day by tweeting and praying.
Ed Stetzer, editor of The Gospel Project, thinks Christians are "knowledge addicts" but have an "application deficit" in living on mission. He talks about how the new Bible study curriculum from LifeWay helps Christians to connect deep theological concepts in the Bible with mission-driven application.
In a one-on-one interview, internationally renowned evangelist Luis Palau speaks about his new book for dry Christians, Out of the Desert: Into the Life God Fully Intended, the greatest misunderstanding among believers about the Christian life, and how he guards himself from self-destruction.
The recent decision by delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention to affirm the use of the "sinner's prayer" – known as a prayer of repentance and "inviting Jesus into your heart" – has undermined Calvinism in the denomination and placed a renewed emphasis on traditional Baptist soteriology: if you repent, call on the Lord and believe in Christ for mercy, you are saved.
Messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, went on record Wednesday to oppose any attempt by gay rights activists to frame same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue.