The state government of Victoria, Australia, has included God, Christ, Lord and Satan on a list of more than 40 baby names they have banned as being either too offensive or official as American parents are expected to trend toward adopting names of more mythological deities and supreme evil beings like Lucifer.
Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly joined their counterparts in the Senate on Tuesday in approving a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. It will become law in the next 10 days if Republican Gov. John Kasich doesn't veto it.
A beloved North Carolina pastor who suffered a heart attack and died in a crash while driving his wife home from a local airport early Sunday morning is now being mourned by his surviving spouse and church family.
Barely three months after his controversial interview with President-elect Donald Trump to help him reach black Americans during his campaign in September, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, founder and president of Impact Television Network, says he's being "blessed" by media giant Comcast with access to lucrative markets of black Americans on the East and West Coasts.
Several pastors including his former counselor Paul Tripp, called on embattled ex-pastor and Billy Graham grandson Tullian Tchividjian to repent on Monday as a highly placed source said his mother is "saddened" by the sordid sex scandal that destroyed his marriage and ministry in 2015.
When rapper Trip Lee, 28, started Bible college in 2006, he didn't think he wanted to be a pastor. A decade later though, it's the job he sees himself doing even after his days of rapping about life and Jesus are long behind him.
Tullian Tchividjian, Billy Graham's embattled grandson whose sordid sexual sins wrecked his marriage and ministry after they were publicly exposed in the summer of 2015, said he and his family are now "fighting to breathe" after multiple women who claim they were his lovers recently spoke out against his efforts at an apparent comeback.
Clayton Jennings, a youth evangelist, author and actor who rose to fame in 2011 after his self-produced film "Strayland" became a hit, has stepped away from his ministry after several women came forward alleging he engaged in extra-marital sexual relations with them.
A married woman who claims she entered into a sexual relationship with fallen pastor and Billy Graham's grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, while he led Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida, said she went to him seeking help for her troubled marriage but he responded by preying on her until she slept with him.
Thousands of dollars and well-wishes have been pouring in from across the country for the family of a father of four who was shot dead on Black Friday as he tried to stop a 21-year-old man from battering a woman in the parking lot of a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas.
A 12-year-old Missouri girl and her 2-year-old brother who were brutally stabbed by their mother with a butcher knife before stabbing herself to death in a maniacal rage on Sunday are expected to survive. A pastor who baptized the girl just two weeks ago witnessed the attack and believes the Lord may have saved the children.
A California church's Thanksgiving dinner ended in tragedy on the weekend when local health officials say three people died and five others became sick from an apparent food-borne illness after feasting with hundreds on Friday.
Popular R&B singer Fantasia Barrino has sparked a contentious debate online after she reportedly turned one of her recent concerts in Florida into a soul-stirring worship service while wearing a skimpy costume some have frowned upon as a mere "bathing suit."
Tullian Tchividjian, the Rev. Billy Graham's grandson who lost his church and wife last summer to an adultery scandal, almost reconciled with his now ex-wife, Kim, in August but failed after she found out he was still in a relationship with the woman he married in September.
A young Indiana mother who allegedly stabbed her two children to death last Thursday, a day after her husband asked her for a divorce, says she killed them because she did not want her husband to get custody of them, according to court documents.
Dylann Roof, 22, the man charged with killing nine black worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as they prayed last June has been found competent to stand trial for their deaths, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
Black Friday turned deadly for a 20-year-old New Jersey man in the early hours of one of America's busiest shopping days when he was fatally shot outside the Macy's department store at Hamilton Mall in Atlantic County, New Jersey.
The Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City announced Tuesday that the world's tallest waterslide, the Verrückt, on which Caleb Schwab, the 10-year-old son of Christian Republican Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab died over the summer, will be demolished.
Days after reports questioned whether "proud Presbyterian" President-elect Donald Trump would attend church during his time in Washington D.C., the New York City billionaire and his Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a worship service at a Presbyterian Church in New Jersey Sunday and received a standing ovation.
Good Friday and Columbus Day were officially renamed "Spring Holiday" and "Fall Holiday" in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday to reflect more cultural inclusivity, and Mayor John Hamilton of the liberal city is now facing some flak for that decision.
A New York City pastor who got pregnant with twins after premarital sex with her fiancé says she will not be "slut shamed" from the pulpit and has vowed to keep preaching with pride until she "can no longer waddle on the stage."